The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released the findings of ten state-specific reports charting questionable claims (QC) referrals for the past 2 years. All of the results share a striking commonality: an uptick in suspicious claims activity.
When evaluating the QCs originating from Ohio, Texas, New York, New Jersey, California, Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Connecticut during 2009, 2010 and 2011, the NICB observed rising numbers across the board, with increases ranging from 4 percent in Texas to 49 percent in Michigan.
Michigan: 49 Percent
In 2009, there were 2,973 Michigan QCs referred to NICB from its member insurance companies. In 2010, the number increased to 5,023 and in 2011, it dropped to 4,434, which represented a 49-percent increase compared to the 2009 total.
Ohio: 36 Percent
Minnesota: 31 Percent
New Jersey: 26 Percent
California: 19 Percent
Illinois: 17 Percent