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Fraud trends – National Insurance Crime Bureau

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) publishes a bi-annual report of the trends in questionable claims referred to them by their member insurance companies. While the report found that there was a 14% increase in four of the six insurance categories, Workers' Compensation reports of fraud actually fell 9% the first six months of 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009.

It is interesting to note that there was an increase in inflated medical billing, a growing concern. While prior injury/not related to work, claimant fraud and working while collecting all showed decreases between the 1st half of 2009 to 2010, together they account for 72% of the Workers' Comp referral reasons.

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