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Catastrophes Bring New Insurance Fraud Threat — Additional Living Expense Claims

Monterey, CA, location of Anti-Fraud ConferenceIn 2017 and 2018 record-setting catastrophes forced hundreds of thousands of Americans from their burned, flooded or otherwise damaged homes.

Very few insurance carriers investigate the resulting additional living expense (ALE) claims. That means the industry is experiencing its own flood—attempts to collect inflated or fraudulent reimbursements for replacement housing, food and related costs.

ALE Fraud expert Jon ColmanLos Angeles attorney Jon Colman, a frequent speaker on preventing these falsified claims, says, “We see both insureds and service professionals such as contractors and clean-up companies working the system. They understand the opportunities for abuse.”

Learn more about detecting ALE fraud and how to foil the scammers. Attend Jon’s presentation at the Anti-Fraud Conference in Monterey, California. The event will be held on April 17 to 19, 2019.

Jon will be joined by Michael McKee, senior special agent for the National Insurance Crime Bureau and Pete Galassi, senior manager for Mercury Insurance Group. Their session is Wednesday, April 17 at 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.

30th Annual Anti-Fraud Conference
Hyatt Regency Monterey
April 17 – 19, 2019
Monterey, California
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