Allstate Insurance Company Files $1.7 Million Medical Fraud Lawsuit Against Two New York Medical Corporations

 Allstate Insurance Company Files $1.7 Million Medical Fraud Lawsuit Against
                      Two New York Medical Corporations

PR Newswire

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2013

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company is
seeking to recover $1.7 million against three New York area defendants in its
2nd insurance fraud lawsuit of 2013. Since 2003, Allstate has filed 46 fraud
lawsuits in New York State seeking more than $233 million in damages.

The complaint against Gerald Surya, M.D., Sun Medical Care of Nassau, P.C.,
and Sky Medical, P.C. in the United States District Court, Eastern District of
New York, alleges Sun and Sky defrauded Allstate by creating and submitting
false, fraudulent and inflated invoices containing excessive charges for
unwarranted, unnecessary and undelivered medical treatment and testing. As a
result of the defendants' fraudulent billing scheme, the PCs were not entitled
to collect No-Fault insurance benefit payments under New York law.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, no-fault fraud is costing
New Yorkers hundreds of millions of dollars year-after-year. "In essence,
honest hardworking New Yorkers are paying a 'fraud tax'," said Allison
McMahon, Allstate spokesperson. "We need lawmakers to enact meaningful
insurance reform that puts the citizens of New York first."

Allstate is joined by other insurers and many New York State leaders in its
pursuit for comprehensive reform of the no-fault system. "The no-fault system
is being exploited and responsible citizens are the victims," McMahon said.
"Without the support of lawmakers, incidents of fraud will continue to
increase. We need to work together this legislative session to fix the broken
no-fault system."

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held
personal lines insurer known for its "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®"
slogan. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is
reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households
insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access
Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services
through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive
financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via and 1-800 Allstate®.

SOURCE Allstate Insurance Company

Contact: Jessica Proud, +1-914-438-5325
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