Monday, May 7. 2012
The National Insurance Crime Bureau noted in a report that slip and fall claims increased significantly during 2011.
These claims are some of the most commonly used to defraud an insurance company, as they create a dangerous situation in order to collect the money for an incident that was preventable, the report said. In 2011, 2,168 questionable claims were filed, which is 12 percent higher than 2010's figure of 1,944.
California had the highest number of questionable claims during the year, with a total of 667, according to the report. New York and Texas finished second and third, with respective claims of 280 and 245. Illinois recorded 230 claims while Florida experienced 286, to round out the top five.
Consumers who are looking for insurance may want to keep in mind that questionable and fraudulent claims can increase health insurance rates, overall. If a person is unhappy with the current payments for their plan, it may be a good idea to compare other health insurance quotes to find something more affordable.
Display comments as (Linear | Threaded)