A message form Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility:
Being a runner used to be a good thing. Unfortunately, people intent on committing insurance fraud have given that term a negative connotation. "Runners" are people who solicit auto accident victims on behalf of attorneys, doctors and/or clinics in order to defraud insurance carriers.
How do you know you're talking to a runner? Here are some frequent signs:
- You are called within a few days of your accident by someone you don't know who seems to have all of the information about the incident and claims to be from your insurer - maybe even before you have filed a claim. Before giving out any additional information, call your agent to make sure you are speaking to a representative of your insurance company.
- Check your caller ID - often it will say something like "Auto Accident Specialist" instead of the name of your insurer.
- The caller offers you "free" transportation and medical tests, to "make sure" you are not injured - and is very insistent that you accept their offer.
- If you do go to their medical provider, the "treatment plan" is often multiple visits over a long period of time with no end point.
- You are offered payment for going to a doctor or clinic.
If you are contacted by a runner, cease all further contact with them. They will soon give up and move on to another potential victim, as they are only in it for the money.
Insurance fraud hits us all where it hurts - our wallets!
Doyle & Ogden Insurance is announcing that Bonnie K. Fierens is now a Licensed Life Insurance Counselor and will be joining the consulting aspect of our agency.
Doug Kuiper, Manager of Employee Benefits here at D & O, organized the recent "Helping Hands Volunteer Day III" along with 28 other volunteers at the Cherry Street Heath Services buildings. Collectively, they spread 30 yeards of shredded bark, planted 20 flats of flowers, and cleaned up numerous landscaping and bedding areas. This is the 3rd year Doug has been involved in this. Thank you for giving back to our community.
Gov. Snyder signs bill increasing amount a no-fault insurance holder is eligible to collect from $500 to $1,000
Doyle & Ogden Insurance was presented with a check from Hastings Mutual Insurance for the work done by our group working to supply coats and hats for our "Coats For Kids" campaign.
The Doyle & Ogden family celebrated Halloween today with a costume contest and luncheon. A good time was had by all.
1st Place - Accounting / Reception - Marie, Vicki, Karolyn & Mari
2nd Place - Shawn & Mary Ann
3rd Place - Selma
We are happy to announce that Mike Kathmann has joined our team. Mike comes to us with over 30 years insurance experience in commercial insurance. Welcome to Doyle & Ogden Mike!
New Texting/Emailing While Driving Law