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NICB Reports 7-Percent Uptick in 3Q Suspicious Claims

Workers’ Comp, Casualty Claims Lead Increase

Apparently, forms like this are not always filled out honestly.
Apparently, forms like this are not always filled out honestly.

Suspicious claims activity appears to be climbing each year, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) asserts in its most recent analysis.

The Des Plaines, Ill. non-profit organization examined all questionable claims submitted by its member companies for the first three quarters of 2009, 2010, and 2011. A thorough assessment revealed a 7 percent increase overall. This is slightly more troubling than the 4.5-percent spike reported for the first half of this year.

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