RS 22:572.1     

§572.1.  Insurance anti-fraud plan

A.  Each authorized insurer, other than a "small company" as defined in R.S. 22:46, and each health maintenance organization licensed to operate in this state shall prepare, implement, maintain, and file with the commissioner an insurance anti-fraud plan for its operations in this state.

B.  The insurance anti-fraud plan required by Subsection A of this Section shall outline specific procedures, actions, and safeguards that include how the authorized insurer or health maintenance organization will do each of the following:

(1)  Detect, investigate, and prevent all forms of insurance fraud, including fraud involving its employees or agents; fraud resulting from misrepresentations in the application, renewal, or rating of insurance policies; fraudulent claims; and breach of security of its data processing systems.

(2)  Educate employees on fraud detection and the insurance anti-fraud plan.

(3)  Provide for fraud investigations, whether through the use of internal fraud investigators or third-party contractors.

(4)  Report a suspected fraudulent insurance act, as defined by R.S. 22:1923(2), to the Department of Insurance as well as law enforcement and other regulatory authorities engaged in the investigation and prosecution of insurance fraud.

(5)  Pursue restitution for financial loss caused by insurance fraud.

C.  The commissioner shall review the insurance anti-fraud plan submitted pursuant to Subsection A of this Section to determine compliance with the requirements of this Section.

D.  The commissioner may investigate and examine the records and operations of authorized insurers and health maintenance organizations to determine if they have implemented and complied with the insurance anti-fraud plan.

E.  The commissioner may direct any modification to the insurance anti-fraud plan necessary to comply with the requirements of this Section, and the commissioner may require action to remedy substantial noncompliance with the insurance anti-fraud plan.

F.  The insurance anti-fraud plan and any summary report shall be filed with the commissioner on or before April first of each calendar year. Either on a calendar year basis or such other interval the commissioner deems appropriate, the commissioner may require that each authorized insurer and each health maintenance organization file a summary report of any material change to the insurance anti-fraud plan, including the total number of claims and the number of claims referred to the commissioner as suspicious, and the commissioner may prescribe the format of the summary report.

G.  The insurance anti-fraud plan and any summary report required by this Section are not public records and are exempt pursuant to R.S. 44:1 et seq., and specifically R.S. 44:4.1(B)(11), shall be and are hereby declared to be proprietary and confidential business records not subject to public examination or subpoena.

Acts 2010, No. 688, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2011; Acts 2014, No. 121, §1.