Federal Regulation

CFA Testifies Before US Senate Commerce Committee on Insurance Fraud

Testimony of CFA Legislative Director and General Counsel Rachel Weintraub

CFA is concerned about insurance fraud; we are aware of numerous types of fraudulent activity by a few insurers and by a few consumers using the insurance market, both of which harm the vast majority of consumers who are honest and ethical. We would welcome Congress undertaking research to document and to minimize these types of harmful actions that put consumers at great economic disadvantage, so long as the effort is deployed in such a way that considers the whole range of frauds being committed in the insurance market, as we have outlined here. We support efforts to control these types of fraud, with the important warning that the prospect of fraud should not be used as a device to justify an unscrupulous attack on innocent consumers seeking claims payments.

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