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Insurer vs. Insurance Fraud: Characteristics and Detection


  • Jerry D. Todd
  • Sandra T. Welch
  • Orion J. Welch
  • Sarah A. Holmes


Despite concern over insurance fraud by customers, the federal Insurance Fraud Prevention Act primarily targets internal fraud, or insurer fraud, in which criminal acts such as embezzlement could trigger an insurer’s insolvency, rather than fraud perpetrated by policyholders such as filing false or inflated claims—insurance fraud. This study investigates whether insurers’ weapons against insurance fraud are also used effectively to combat insurer fraud.

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  • Jerry D. Todd & Sandra T. Welch & Orion J. Welch & Sarah A. Holmes, 1999. "Insurer vs. Insurance Fraud: Characteristics and Detection," Journal of Insurance Issues, Western Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 22(2), pages 103-124.
  • Handle: RePEc:wri:journl:v:22:y:1999:i:2:p:103-124

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    1. Stijn Viaene & Guido Dedene, 2004. "Insurance Fraud: Issues and Challenges," The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan;The Geneva Association, vol. 29(2), pages 313-333, April.

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