Insurance Fraud


According to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, insurance fraud costs insurers $80 billion dollars per year. The cost is then passed onto the insured and the general public, in other words, You!

HIC established a SIU (Special Investigations Unit) to combat insurance fraud in the transportation industry. We are a department consisting of investigators with many years investigative and law enforcement experience. We are dedicated to the fight against fraudulent insurance claims. We are regularly in contact with the NYPD as well as all federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in our pursuit of fraud. In our collaborative effort, we make progress every day in combating fraudulent insurance claims.

How can you assist in this cause? Contact us with any questions, comments, or tips at 1-866-HEREFORD.

The following is an excerpt from the State of New York Office of the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Inspector General, 2015 Annual Report that we were involved in:

“On May 26, 2015, Moni Abu a/k/a Mohammed Khaleque pled guilty to Disorderly Conduct, a violation. An investigation by the WCFIG found that Abu was classified as permanently partially disabled following an injury while working as a taxi driver in 2003. In support of his claim, Abu reported to his insurer that he was not working. The WCFIG investigation, however, revealed that Abu obtained employment as a taxi driver with a different company under the assumed name of Mohammed Khaleque in 2008. On March 23, 2009, Abu filed a second workers’ compensation claim under his assumed name and collected wage indemnity benefits on both claims for seven months. As part of his plea and sentence, Abu was ordered to pay $22,704 in restitution. The Queens County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.”

To contact the New York State Insurance Department Frauds Unit dial: 1-888-FRAUDNY.

By working together, we can combat the CRIME we all pay for!

We are proud to be participating members of New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud (NYAAIF) as well as New York Anti-Car Theft and Fraud Association, Inc. (NYACT).

We work closely with the New York State Department of Financial Services Insurance Fraud Bureau and the Office of the Workers Compensation Fraud Inspector General.