The Division of Insurance Fraud Prevention was created by the State Legislature and signed into law by the governor in 2004. All of our detectives are licensed police officers for the State of Minnesota and have prior experience investigating white-collar fraud cases. The Insurance Fraud Division (IFD) currently has eight police detectives, who have extensive experience in law enforcement with local, county, and state law enforcement agencies. The IFD also has five fraud analysts who assist detectives in their casework and a computer forensics specialist.
Reviewing reports of insurance fraud submitted by authorized insurers, their employees and/or agents;
Responding to complaints of suspected insurance fraud generated by other law enforcement agencies, or any other person;
Initiating inquiries when the division has reason to believe that insurance fraud has been or is being committed;
Referring alleged insurance fraud to appropriate law enforcement agencies including county attorneys, the U.S. Attorney's Office or any other regulatory agency for criminal prosecution;
Assembling evidence, preparing charges or otherwise assisting any law enforcement authority having jurisdiction over a case.
Some of the more frequently reported types of insurance fraud crimes are: arson, auto claim fraud; workers' compensation fraud; homeowner fraud; health claim fraud; disability fraud and life insurance fraud.
United States Attorney's Office
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
U.S. Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Labor
Local Police Departments and Chiefs
MN Department of Public Safety
MN Department of Labor and Industry
MN Department of Employment and Economic Development
National Insurance Crime Bureau
National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association
Insurance Federation of Minnesota
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
To find out more about the Fraud Division view our brochure.