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Insurance Fraud Law

What is insurance fraud law? When an individual makes false claims in order to obtain money from insurance companies it may be considered to be insurance fraud. Every state in the US may have a different set of laws and rules that govern fraud for different kinds of insurance. Answered by Experts below are some of the commonly asked questions about insurance fraud.

What is the statute of limitations on insurance fraud in Pennsylvania?

The statute of limitations for insurance fraud in Pennsylvania is 5 years from the date the fraud was committed.

What is the statute of limitations on auto insurance fraud in Florida?

The statute of limitations on auto insurance fraud in Florida may depend on whether it is a criminal fraud or civil fraud. If the fraud is considered to be criminal, the statute of limitations may be 3 years and if it is considered to be civil fraud the statute of limitations may be 4 years.

Can a person be charged with auto insurance fraud if they did not receive any money from the insurance carrier?

An individual need not have to get money from the insurance carrier to be charged with fraud. The individual can be charged even if he/she just files a claim with the intent of defrauding or cheating the insurance company.

Where can an individual file a complaint against insurance fraud in California?

The state of California may have a specific procedure to file a complaint against fraud. The individual may file a complaint on the following website: http://www.insurance.ca.gov/contact-us/0200-file-complaint/

What is the penalty if a person is convicted of first degree felony for insurance fraud?

The penalty for a first degree felony charge may be between 5-99 years jail time, a fine of $10,000 and restitution to the defrauded insurance company.

Would it be considered fraud if an individual has Medicaid in two states?

It may be considered fraud if an individual has Medicaid in two different states. It is important for an individual to report any change in their location so that they can become ineligible for Medicaid in their previous location. Failure to do so may be considered to be fraud.

What is the statute of limitations for insurance fraud in Hawaii?

The statute of limitations for insurance fraud in Hawaii is 2 years.

What is the statute of limitations on insurance fraud in New York?

An individual may have up to 6 years from the date the fraud been committed to file a complaint in New York.

Is it compulsory for a person to take a lie detector test while being investigated for insurance fraud?

A person may not be obligated to take up the lie detector test when being investigated for insurance fraud. If the matter is taken to court, the results of the test may not be accepted as in most cases, it may not be considered to be reliable.

Would it be considered fraud if a physician reports a service that he/she did not provide on a patient’s chart?

It may be considered to be fraud if a physician falsely claims to have conducted a service that was not actually given to the patient and recorded on the individual’s chart.

Insurance fraud laws may differ depending on the state in which you reside and the kind of insurance policy that you have. It is important for you to be aware of these laws in order to make sure that you are not committing fraud unknowingly and are not being dragged into an investigation for no fault of yours. You may take the help of an Expert if you need any clarifications about the laws that govern insurance fraud in your state.

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