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Iowa Labor Laws

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
Posted by Maya

Whether you are an employer or an employee, you owe it to yourself to be familiar with the labor laws in your area. In some states, federal laws set by the US Department of Labor are the only laws governing labor, and in other states, the state government has legislated ... continue reading

Wyoming Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

What is insurance fraud? That’s a crime that occurs when someone deliberately sets out to mislead a person or an insurance company about an insurance claim. Insurance fraud is termed a white collar crime, and it’s the second largest crime of its type in America. It is second only to ... continue reading

Wisconsin Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

What is insurance fraud? That’s when someone deliberately sets out to deceive for financial gain. They might deceive an insurance company, or the insured individual. Wisconsin is one of many states in which insurance fraud is outlined in the penal code as a crime. This is really important to the ... continue reading

West Virginia Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

In the state of West Virginia, like almost all the other states, insurance fraud laws have been created, revised, and tightened over the past decade. That’s because insurance fraud is a growing problem, costing most of us an estimated $200 or up to $1000 per year in extra premiums.

... continue reading

Washington Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Washington State recently made some changes to its insurance fraud laws, and those are what I would like to address today.

Insurance fraud is a white collar crime that affects every single person in the United States. Its numbers are growing all the time; in fact, it is second ... continue reading

Virginia Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Virginia’s insurance fraud laws, or more specifically the lack of them, made the news again this year. In the state of Virginia, the Senate unanimously cleared a bill with an anti-fraud provision, but the House effectively shut it down.

Virginia remains one of just four states without a law ... continue reading

Vermont Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Finally! Just this past May, the state of Vermont decided to pass a law making insurance fraud a crime. Vermont was one of the last holdouts; most of the other states realized a long time ago that certain laws have to be in place so that cases of insurance fraud ... continue reading

Utah Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

In the state of Utah, insurance fraud is a growing white-collar crime. That is why Utah insurance fraud laws have been updated. Establishing an insurance fraud bureau to investigate and prosecute claims is only one of many steps the state has taken to try to decrease the number of fraud ... continue reading

Texas Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Insurance fraud is the term for a crime that is committed when someone deliberately sets out to defraud an insurance company or an individual make making a false claim. This can be done at any step of the insurance phase, from the person who makes the claim to the physician ... continue reading

Tennessee Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Until fairly recently, Tennessee’s anti-fraud measures ranked woefully behind those of other states. I noticed that, where other states had created fraud bureaus, Tennessee was only concerned with worker’s compensation cases. They did take the one step of defining insurance fraud in the state’s penal code, but that was all ... continue reading

South Dakota Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Insurance fraud is generally a white-collar crime. That means you won’t recognize the person who is cheating somebody out of money. They don’t necessarily “look like” a criminal. They look like ordinary people. But their purpose is to mislead an insurer or an insured person so that they can receive ... continue reading

South Carolina Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

The state of South Carolina has a growing problem with insurance fraud. The number of cases has risen dramatically over the past ten years, costing consumers thousands of dollars. In fact, the state believes that every person pays over $1,000 extra in claims because of this crime. So South Carolina ... continue reading

Rhode Island Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

The state of Rhode Island has a growing problem with insurance fraud. Insurance fraud is a white-collar crime costing billions of dollars each year. It is second only to tax evasion. It is estimated that every consumer pays about $200 extra per year in premiums as a result of insurance ... continue reading

Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

If you live in Pennsylvania, you might be interested to know that Philadelphia has the 5 th largest incidence of insurance fraud in the United States, behind Miami, LA, Houston, and Chicago.

Insurance fraud is considered a white-collar crime. It occurs when somebody deliberately deceives an insurer or somebody ... continue reading

Oregon Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

In the state of Oregon, insurance fraud laws are not as aggressive as those in other states. Is that because insurance fraud crimes are lower in Oregon? Unfortunately, no. Insurance fraud is a crime that reaches across every social and economic barrier. It is estimated that it costs billions of ... continue reading

Oklahoma Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

The state of Oklahoma, like all the other states, has its share of white-collar crime. One of the biggest and most growing crimes in the state is the problem of insurance fraud. Insurance fraud takes place when someone sets out to deliberately deceive a person or a company in order ... continue reading

Ohio Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Insurance fraud is a growing white-collar crime. It costs the country billions of dollars every year. It costs every consumer about $200 per year in extra insurance premiums. In fact, one study that I read says that about 10 percent of all claims involve some level of insurance fraud. Cleveland, ... continue reading

North Dakota Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

In the state of North Dakota, defrauding your insurance company is a crime. You may say, I would never defraud my own insurance company. But if you have ever given false information in order to get a lower premium (I don’t smoke, for example), if you have ever claimed a ... continue reading

North Carolina Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Insurance fraud is one of the most lucrative white-collar crimes in America, costing the country about $29 billion each year, and costing individuals an estimated $200 in extra insurance premiums. Some sources say that 10 percent of all insurance claims involve some level of fraud.

Certain insurance fraud laws ... continue reading

New York Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Insurance fraud is one of the largest white-collar crimes in America today, second only to tax evasion. New York City has the dubious distinction of having the 9 th highest rate of insurance fraud cases in the nation.

In order to combat the rising number of cases, New York ... continue reading

New Mexico Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

New Mexico insurance fraud laws were designed to combat the growing crime of insurance fraud. Insurance fraud is a crime that occurs when someone tries to gain financially from deceiving an insurance company or the insured. The estimate of the costs of insurance fraud is in the billions for our ... continue reading

New Jersey Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

New Jersey insurance fraud laws were designed to fight a mostly white-collar crime that is growing by leaps and bounds every year in the United States. Rings of thieves form elaborate schemes in order to cheat insurance companies or individuals out of thousands of dollars. The crime itself has been ... continue reading

New Hampshire Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

The crime of insurance fraud is defined as someone deliberately defrauding another party, usually an insurer, for their own financial gain. In the state of New Hampshire, the crime of insurance fraud costs millions of dollars every year. Most people don’t think much about padding an insurance claim for a ... continue reading

Nevada Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Nevada insurance fraud laws have been in place for a long time. The state’s fraud investigation bureau was established in 1993 in order to combat the rise in insurance fraud cases. At that time, there was really no budget for the fraud investigation unit, so they scrambled to find funds ... continue reading

Nebraska Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Most states have seen a huge increase in insurance fraud cases over the past ten years or so, and Nebraska is no exception. Insurance fraud is a frustrating crime to combat, because it can happen at so many different levels of the insurance process.

So, the Nevada insurance laws ... continue reading

Montana Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Montana insurance fraud laws made an important step forward in 2005. There is a new bill, SB 114, which states that “an insurance producer, examining physician, applicant, or other person who knowingly makes a false or fraudulent statement or representation in or with reference to an application for insurance is ... continue reading

Missouri Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Missouri Insurance Fraud Laws include a health care fraud unit that tries to offset the abuse of health care services. Health care fraud occurs when physicians, nursing homes, and other health care providers bill for services that they either did not perform, or that they didn’t perform to the extent ... continue reading

Alabama Marriage Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Patrick

I went looking for the Alabama Marriage Laws on the internet today and was glad to see they were easy to find and understand. Anyone planning to “Tie The Knot” in the state of Alabama should be well educated on the Alabama Marriage Laws. If you are not, then I ... continue reading

Wyoming Will and Living Trust Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Lacey

In the state of Wyoming if you are over the age of nineteen and of sound mind the law allows you to make a Will and Living Trust.  You may prepare a handwritten Will in your own handwriting or have it typed.  This must be witnessed by at least two ... continue reading

Georgia Adoption Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Georgia’s Safe Have law permits a mother to surrender an infant up to one week old at any medical facility. These include hospitals, infirmaries, health centers and birthing centers, but not the private offices of physicians or dentists. The mother must provide her name, address and proof of identity. The ... continue reading