By the attorneys of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC posted in Insurance Defense on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
Over time, we have seen a change in the public's perception and attitude toward insurance fraud, as evidenced by the Insurance Research Council's (IRC) surveys. In 2003 and 2013, IRC released the results of their survey on people's level of acceptance of insurance claim fraud, and such results were representative of the entire adult population in the U.S., including West Virginia (WV). Overall, the IRC found a nine percent decrease in consumer acceptance of insurance fraud. However, WV insurance fraud remains to be an issue, as 10 percent of Americans continue to believe that insurance fraud doesn't hurt anyone.