LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has formed a new division to investigate fraud within the auto insurance, health insurance and banking sectors.
The anti-fraud unit will be housed within the Department of Insurance and Financial Services.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Helping Young Folks & Cancer Patients
Tuesday’s move follows discussion in the Legislature in recent years about creating an authority to crack down on auto insurance fraud — an effort that has stalled over other proposed changes to the auto no-fault law.READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo
Snyder says fraud is driving up the cost of insurance for all Michiganders. His says the department current has a limited ability to conduct full and complete background checks for those it regulates.
His executive order directs DIFS Director Patrick McPharlin to arrange for appropriate staffing and funding of the anti-fraud unit.MORE NEWS: Delta Wants Other Airlines To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists To Help Stop Unruly Passengers
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