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NEW YORK, March 14, 2012 — Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, took major steps recently to combat no-fault auto insurance fraud. No-fault is auto insurance coverage that pays for each driver’s own injuries, regardless of who caused the accident.
The Insurance Information Institute
(I.I.I.) has online content available for reporters covering the no-fault auto insurance issue as well as insurance experts who can provide media interviews.
The Cuomo administration stated last week that New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) was issuing a new regulation
enabling DFS to ban doctors who engage in fraudulent and deceptive practices from participating in the no-fault system while at the same time demanding information from 135 medical providers whose billing practices have raised concerns regarding possible no-fault fraud. Meanwhile, Attorney General Schneiderman announced the arrests of 16 people
who were alleged to have participated in a staged accident scheme and U.S. Attorney Bharara released the details
of no-fault fraud charges filed against 36 individuals.
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