Op-Ed: Insurance Scammers Will Be the Winners If This Fair-Conduct Bill Is Enacted

Most insurance claimants in New Jersey are honest, but a new bill that could triple damages on insurers for bad-faith dealings would be a boon to the ‘slippery minority’

Anxious homeowners deceived by shady contractors who did shoddy repairs — or no repairs — after Hurricane Sandy well know the hazards of insurance scams.

Well-organized, staged “crash rings” prowl some urban areas of New Jersey. Fake whiplash claims and other auto scams are another reason honest New Jersey drivers pay one of the nation’s highest auto premiums.