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What We Do: Insurance Fraud

Mission Statement:

To detect, reduce and deter insurance fraud crimes by aggressively investigating, identifying and prosecuting violators in conjunction with the insurance industry, law enforcement and the citizens of the State of Minnesota.

The Insurance Fraud Division responsibilities include: 

  • Reviewing reports of suspected insurance fraud or related crimes submitted by insurers, their employees and/or agents;
  • Responding to complaints of suspected insurance fraud generated by law enforcement agencies, or citizens;
  • Initiating inquiries when the division has reason to believe that insurance fraud or related crimes have been or are being committed;
  • Executing search warrants and arresting offenders;
  • Assembling evidence and referring investigations to either county attorneys offices or the U.S. Attorney's Office for criminal prosecution;
  • Assisting any law enforcement agency as requested. 

Types of insurance Fraud investigated:

  • Automobile
  • Homeowners
  • Mortgage Fraud (Title Fraud)
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Health
  • Life
  • Commercial
  • Disability
The Insurance Fraud Division is comprised of eleven licensed peace officers, four case analysts, one computer forensic analyst, and one administrative analyst.

Fraud Annual Reports

The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Insurance Fraud Division is required to submit an annual report on its activities to the Minnesota Legislature.