NU Online News Service, Nov. 13, 2003, 5:44 p.m. EST – Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says she thinks her state’s insurance agents are happy that the Kansas Insurance Department has set up a new fraud unit.
“When you have a few people doing something that casts a shadow over the professionalism of the industry and the agent community, it’s not good for them,” Praeger says. “Ninety-nine point nine percent of our agents do a really good job, and it’s in their best interest to pursue those who [do] not.”
The new fraud unit is part of the Kansas department’s legal division. The attorneys for the fraud unit have assistant attorney general status, to give them the authority to file charges in court, Praeger says.