Friday, May 9, 2014

New York Fights Auto Insurance Fraud

New legislation was just passed in New York to fight fraud.

On May 7, the New York Senate passed "Alice's Law", making it a crime to stage an auto accident.  This will now be considered a felony crime, and perpetrators could face up to seven years in prison for the offense.

A bill was also approved that targets "runners" who steer accident victims toward fraudulent medical providers who set up clinics that produce bogus medical billings to collect Medicaid dollars.

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