The Act was passed to combat insurance fraud within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and provides funding for among other things, law enforcement, through insurance company contributions to the Insurance Fraud Prevention Trust Fund.
Insurance Fraud is a separately defined crime in the Crimes Code of Pennsylvania found at 18 Pa. C.S. §4117.
The most common form of insurance fraud involves a false statement made in connection with an insurance claim. The basic elements of this form of insurance fraud are the following: a person makes a statement in support of an insurance claim; the statement contains false, incomplete, or misleading information; the information is material and the statement is made with the intent to defraud an insurer.
The appropriate referral form should be printed, filled out in its entirety and sent to the District Attorney's Office. The form can either be faxed to 215-686-8765 or mailed to the following address: