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Doctors, Police Officer Among 13 Indicted in Alleged $100M Auto Insurance Scam

Federal prosecutors have charged 13 people—including a New York City police officer, an attorney and four physicians—in two indictments that allege they schemed to defraud auto insurers out of $100 million by bribing 911 operators and others for access motor …

Fla. Supreme Rules ‘Hybrid’ Reimbursement Model OK For PIP Claims

Automobile insurance carriers in Florida may limit reimbursement to health providers in keeping with a fee schedule in a personal injury protection policy, the Florida Supreme Court decided in a decision posted today. “We agree with the Second District Court …

Allstate, State Farm Sue Medical Providers for Fraudulent Billing

Two insurance carriers filed separate lawsuits last week against medical doctors and their pain-management clinics, accusing them of submitting bills for unnecessary medical procedures performed on vehicle-accident victims. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co. filed suit in the U.S. District …

Florida Set to Tackle PIP Auto Insurance Reform Again

Florida state officials, insurers, medical providers, and consumer groups are preparing to re-examine the state’s no-fault auto insurance law just months after lawmakers failed to resolve the issue. State Insurance Consumer Advocate Robin Westcott is scheduled to hold the first …

Auto Insurance Changes Debated in Michigan

Possible changes to Michigan’s unique auto insurance coverage for people injured in accidents are coming up for debate in the state Legislature. Michigan now is the only state in the nation that mandates unlimited medical benefit coverage for people seriously …