There has been an increase in the number of questionable claims (QC) submitted for the United States the last three years. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), there were 74,676 QCs in 2008, 85,018 in 2009 and 91,730 in 2010. For its three-year analysis, NICB looked at loss state, loss city, core-based statistical area, policy type, loss type and referral reasons.

Questionable claims are those claims that NICB member insurance companies refer to NICB for closer review and investigation based upon one or more indicators of possible fraud.

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