We've all seen the headlines - these are just from the last week:
There are statistics and experts and studies out the wazoo that will tell you that insurance fraud is on the rise, driven by the falling economy, laxer morals than generations past, an up-and-coming young driving population, etc, etc. Fraud hurts us all, insurer, shop, and consumer alike.
Our friends over at the Insurance Fraud Blog have issued a challenge to our industry for 2009. Here's an excerpt:
Insurers: Resolve to adopt a zero-tolerance attitude towards fraud. Provide adequate resources to your SIUs and recognize that a down economy is exactly the wrong time to cut back on anti-fraud activities;
Regulators: Resolve to seek greater uniformity in anti-fraud regulations from state to state, and ensure all insurers comply with anti-fraud requirements;
Consumers: Resolve to resist the temptation to inflate insurance claims; encourage your friends, family and co-workers to stay honest.
Read the entire entry, "You Say You Want A Resolution," by clicking here.