THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
41-290. Fraudulent claims. Any insurer which has facts to support a belief that a fraudulent claim is being or has been made shall, within sixty (60) days of the receipt of such notice, send to the director of insurance, on a form prescribed by the director, the information requested and such additional information relative to the claim and the parties claiming loss or damages as the director may require. The director of the department of insurance shall review such reports and select such claims as, in his judgment, may require further investigation. He shall then cause an independent examination of the facts surrounding such claim to be made to determine the extent, if any, to which fraud, deceit, or intentional misrepresentation of any kind exists in the submission of the claim. The director of the department of insurance shall report any alleged violations of law which his investigations disclose to the appropriate licensing agency and prosecuting authority having jurisdiction with respect to any such violation.
If, upon examination, the director of the department of insurance determines that an insurer has intentionally not reported a claim when the insurer had facts to support a belief that the claim was fraudulent in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, the director may impose fines and penalties pursuant to section 41-327, Idaho Code, for each unreported suspected fraudulent claim.
[(41-290) I.C., sec. 41-250, as added by 1981, ch. 23, sec. 1, p. 39; am. and redesig. 1994, ch. 219, sec. 1, p. 696.]