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Unwitting Insurers May Be Subsidizing Marijuana Grow Houses

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — While California has a $1.4 billion legal marijuana market, a black market of perhaps equal size is thriving. Some enterprising growers are working on ways to get home insurers to cover their capital costs. A presentation …

Survey Finds Carriers Turning to Analytics to Fight Growth in Fraud

Insurers believe that fraud in on the rise, and they are increasingly turning to advanced analytics to fight it, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. The Coalition said the survey of …

Benefits of Surveillance, Social Media in Workers’ Comp Claims Investigations

As workers’ compensation fraud costs top out at an estimated $7.2 billion a year, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, insurers are looking at ways to combat the crime. There are several warning signs that a workers’ compensation claim …