The year 2021 will be remembered for many things, of course including that, as of this writing, a total of more than 800,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. For lawyers who represent insurance companies in cases seeking to challenge fraudulent claims and other types of insurance fraud, as well as for the federal and state attorneys who are on the front lines battling the same problem, 2021 also is likely to be recalled as the “Year of Insurance Fraud.”

Consider that during the past year there were important government reports examining the defrauding of health insurance programs, new trends and government initiatives relating to fraud, and insurance fraud cases involving significant numbers of defendants, others where extraordinarily large amounts of money were at issue, or both. When added together, it is not difficult to understand why insurance fraud remains such a key area of focus for government officials, carriers and attorneys.

Government Reports