Insurance Council: Fraud in using an insurance card without its owner is a criminal offense

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The official spokesman of the Health Insurance Council, Ahmed Abu Emara, said that fraud by some beneficiaries in using the insurance card without its owner is a criminal offense punishable by law.

Abu Emara explained, during an intervention with Al-Ikhbariya channel, that the Insurance Council launched an awareness campaign against fraud in the use of insurance documents by some insurers or insurance companies, indicating that those involved will be referred to the Public Prosecution, while cases related to misuse of insurance documents will be addressed. Council directly.

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He added that the previous period witnessed several violating practices, including fraud, and neglect of the means of using insurance policies, pointing out that an agreement was signed between the Insurance Council and the Public Prosecution, to confront these violations, limit their spread, and raise awareness among the parties to the insurance relationship.

He pointed out that fraud is deliberate deception by the beneficiary, and criminal intent applies to him, while negligence is represented in not being careful in insurance and medical care when providing health care services, explaining that abuse includes the person not authorized to benefit from insurance obtaining insurance benefits and benefits without the intent of fraud. or fraud.

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He noted that those involved in insurance fraud crimes are referred to the Public Prosecution as a criminal offence, while the punishment for violators of ordinary violations may reach the cancellation of the accreditation of health care service providers or the disqualification of the insurance company.

Source: Akhbariya

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