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Corporate Author: Maryland Governor's Executive Advisory Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 101
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland Governor's Executive Advisory Council
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report analyzes the nature and extent of insurance fraud in Maryland, assesses various approaches and alternatives to help alleviate the problem, and recommends ways to improve efforts to control insurance fraud.
Abstract: The analysis was conducted by a 50-member committee established in February 1992. It noted that false and inflated insurance claims raise the price of premiums that citizens and businesses must pay for automobile, health, property, liability, and casualty insurance. Similarly, fraud in State programs such as Medicaid and Workers' Compensation increases the need for more tax revenue. Recommended actions include law reform that provides for both civil and criminal remedies, required antifraud training for employees of insurance companies doing business in Maryland, a comprehensive public education campaign, visual inspection of property prior to issuing an insurance policy, and further research. Figures, tables, footnotes, and attached background information
Main Term(s): Insurance fraud
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Criminology; Fraud and abuse prevention measures; Law reform; Maryland
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