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2010-02-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- When Dianne Rose, D.D.S., and her partner, Anthony Paciello, D.M.D., inaugurated P&R Dental Strategies, Inc. over 20 years ago to provide third-party claim review services for national insurance companies, trade unions, self-administered corporations and other dental claims payers, they could not have imagined how far they would eventually be able to take the art of insurance claim review. "When we started," Dr. Rose says, "we were building upon the...

2010-02-03 12:34:00

New York's Automobile Insurance System Is Currently 'Under Siege,' I.I.I.'s President To Testify ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fraud and abuse in New York's no-fault auto insurance system cost consumers and insurers nearly $230 million in 2009, constituting a "fraud tax" of $1,561, or 22 percent of every no-fault claim, according to Dr. Robert Hartwig, an economist and president of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Since 2005, no-fault fraud has cost the...

2010-01-28 10:40:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Department of Justice: Good morning. I'm pleased to join Secretary Sebelius in welcoming you, and I thank you all for participating in today's important discussion. Let me also thank the National Institutes of Health for hosting us. It's fitting that we've gathered at NIH, where some of our nation's most innovative and collaborative thinking about health care is done. As we turn our attention to...

2010-01-15 03:05:00

LONDON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Injury Lawyers, the UK's leading personal injury claims lawyers, are warning that people who fail to insure themselves properly for driving risk missing out on compensation payouts in the event of personal injury claims. The warning comes as Britain remains in the grip of a big freeze, with those drivers risking the roads at increased danger of being involved in an accident due to ice, snow, and the general freezing conditions. Mike Gibson of The...

2009-11-23 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is extending its outreach to the over 246 million cell phone users in the United States by offering the TIP411 text-based fraud reporting system to the American public. TIP411 allows anyone with text messaging capabilities to text their anonymous tips related to insurance fraud or vehicle thefts directly to NICB. This will supplement our existing 1-800-TEL-NICB phone tip program and our website...

2009-11-18 09:00:00

Team of 46 Federal health care fraud prosecutors and investigators in the Southern District of Florida have brought attention and awareness to the scope and magnitude of the health care fraud problem through aggressive prosecutorial action and innovative investigative models. Over 750 individuals charged; Hundreds of millions of health care dollars saved. ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) is pleased to announce...

2009-11-05 10:06:00

Is New York's No-Fault Auto Insurance Crisis Returning? I.I.I. Analysis Finds Average Cost of No-Fault Claim Has Soared 56 Percent Since 2004 LATHAM, N.Y., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York's auto insurers saw their typical no-fault payment for the medical care of accident victims rise by 56 percent to $8,748 per claim in the second quarter of 2009. This represents a dramatic increase from late 2004, when the average no-fault payment stood at $5,615 per claim, according to an...

2009-10-20 10:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's breakfast and awards ceremony marked the 24th anniversary of H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts). Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson keynoted the anniversary event at The Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit before an audience of law enforcement personnel, insurance industry representatives and government officials. Since its inception in 1985, H.E.A.T., with its partners in law enforcement and the insurance industry, has helped...

2009-09-08 23:01:00

LONDON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Injury Lawyers (http://www.theinjurylawyers.co.uk/), the UK's leading personal injury claims lawyers, are warning that people involved in car insurance fraud run the risk of serious injury for themselves, with no compensation. The warning comes as the UK insurance industry warned that both the number of uninsured drivers, and the number committing insurance fraud, are rising steeply. Last month the Association of British Insurers (ABI) reported that...

2009-08-24 05:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hot Wheels 2009, the National Insurance Crime Bureau's (NICB) companion study to its popular Hot Spots auto theft report, examines data reported to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model, and model year most reported stolen in 2008. See the full report at www.nicb.org. For 2008, the most stolen vehicles* in the nation were: 1. 1994 Honda Accord 2. 1995 Honda Civic 3. 1989 Toyota Camry...