New Yorkers Stand Against Insurance Fraud today released a new radio advertisement entitled Criminals, alerting New Yorkers to one of the state’s fastest growing crimes and calling on the Assembly to immediately pass “Alice’s Law,” legislation that would make staging an auto accident a Class D felony.
The family of Alice Ross, a Queens woman who was killed in a staged auto accident by criminals committing insurance fraud today implored Speaker Silver to allow “Alice’s Bill” to come to the floor for a vote in the Assembly.
The Automobile Insurance Fraud Unit in the state attorney general’s office has charged 407 people, including clinic owners and doctors, since it was established in 2001, spokeswoman Jennifer Givner said. The office, funded by the Department of Financial Services, has multiple pending investigations of staged-accident rings and corrupt clinics, she said.
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New Yorkers Stand Against Insurance Fraud (NYSAIF) was today joined by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R,C,I-Rockville Center) and the brother of Alice Ross, a 71-year old Queens grandmother who was killed in a staged auto accident to call on the Assembly to pass “Alice’s Law,” a bill that would establish a new felony-level crime of staging a motor vehicle accident.
Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, today continued the Cuomo Administration’s aggressive program to end no-fault auto insurance fraud with regulatory reforms that close loopholes that allow lawbreakers to exploit the system.
Proposed reforms at the state level should help close loopholes that made it easier for lawbreakers to exploit New York’s auto insurance system.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration is stepping up efforts to end no-fault auto insurance fraud. The regulatory reforms are intended to prevent medical providers from being paid for health care not actually provided and close loop holes used by fraudsters to prevent or delay claims decisions, both of which increase costs to consumers.
The leading automobile service provider, AAA, has formally joined the call to reform loopholes in New York’s no-fault auto insurance laws which have resulted in a dangerous crime wave throughout New York State, the pro-consumer group New Yorkers Stand Against Auto Insurance Fraud (NYSAIF) today said.
Daily News reports New York State’s new front on the war on insurance fraud. State Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawsky on Tuesday announced a new regulations that give insurance companies more leeway to decline claims if they suspect fraud.