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Blackened rubble reveals arson clues
October 06, 2014
imageDogged by financial woes and needing money to feed her five children, Latasha Curtis burned down the home she rented. The home’s unnamed policyholder also needed the insurance money to repair broken water pipes in the Youngstown, Ohio house. State Farm paid nearly $68,000 and her share ...

Court Ruling Threatens Illinois Whistleblower Law
October 03, 2014
Law encourages whistleblowers to sue, Coalition responds in amicus brief imageWASHINGTON, September 25, 2014 — An Illinois court’s unduly narrow ruling preventing a whistleblower from suing a medical clinic accused of fraud will weaken the state’s whistleblower law and undercut anti-fraud efforts in the state, the Coalition argues in ...

Survey: Anti-Fraud Tech Plays Growing Role And Offers ROI, More Insurers Say
September 23, 2014
Insurers say fraud spreading, thus bolstering business case for tech imageWASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 — Insurer use of anti-fraud technology is rising, more insurers see a positive ROI and they increasingly rely on technology to counter emerging threats such as underwriting scams, money-laundering and cyberfraud. Yet advanced tools such ...

Cancer cons exploit deadly disease
September 10, 2014
imageCancer. The word ripples chills through people’s arteries. Anyone could be next. But some consumers coldly lie to their insurers and trusting communities that they have the disease in a cynical dodge to steal insurance money with false treatment claims. They betray the friends, neighbors and colleagues ...

Outreach driving down worker comp scams in San Diego
August 19, 2014
San Diego County is a large urban area. More than 3.2 million people call it home, and so do tens of thousands of businesses. Dozens of languages also are spoken. All in all, this makes the county a cooking pot of workers-compensation insurance schemes, a widespread ...

IASIU chapters reach motorists with donated billboards
August 19, 2014
Two chapters of the International Association of SIUs have launched local billboard campaigns. Each chose a brief, straight-forward message intended to inform thousands of motorists along highly traveled roadways in key urban areas.

As volunteer groups short on budgets, each chapter ...

Lesson of lawsuit: News interviews can end up in court
August 19, 2014
A well-intended but controversial statement by an insurer spokesperson has sparked an expensive lawsuit and unwanted publicity for the insurer, and embroiled the spokesperson as a defendant in the suit.

“The waiver of cost-sharing as a routine business practice is deceptive and fraudulent. Providers ...

Vehicle arsons and Medicare make Coalition headlines
August 19, 2014
Medicare. “If you play it right, you can make a lot of money quickly, stealing from Medicare,” the Coalition’s Jim Quiggle in a front-page Washington Post investigation of Medicare cons involving power wheelchairs. “You can walk into the United States, with limited English skills, no knowledge of medicine, and ...

Nominations sought for prosecutor award
August 19, 2014
Prosecutors toil long hours to earn fraud convictions. The Coalition honors America’s courtroom wizards with the Prosecutor of the Year Award. It’s the only national award of its kind, and sets the standard for excellence in best courtroom practices around the nation.

Nominate a ...

Power of Partnering: powerful annual report message
August 19, 2014
Partnerships rank among the most-effective tools for combatting fraud. The combined force of multiple groups against a given fraud issue or crime ring can exert a crushing impact.

The Coalition continued a long tradition by forming and expanding partnerships of its own. Thus the Coalition’s ...