Claims News Service, May 10, 11:17 a.m. EDT — The Insurance Research Council’s recently released report on New York auto-injury insurance claims points to fraud as the main element in claiming behaviors.

The report examined the New York portion of a national study of 72,354 claims that closed with payment in 2002. Thirty-two insurers participated in the study, representing 58 percent of the 2002 U.S. private passenger auto insurance market. The number of closed New York personal injury protection claims in the 2002 sample totaled 1,942.

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