A man was arrested yesterday by the City of London Police for allegedly acting as a ‘ghost broker’, selling fraudulent car insurance, and recently offering the same to NHS workers at a discount. On Wednesday 27 May 2020, officers from the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) executed a search warrant at an address in Luton and arrested a man, 25, on suspicion of Fraud by False Representation. The man is suspected of advertising fraudulent car insurance services unregulated by the Financial Conduct Authority via social media.
An article on the website of the Journal of the American Medical Association from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Larry Levitt suggests that job losses caused by the pandemic will test how effective the Affordable Care Act is as a safety net. The firm’s executive vice president for special initiatives served as senior health policy advisor to the White House and Department of Health and Human Services between 1993 and 1995. He wrote: “The current economic crisis could be the ACA’s test of how well it can catch people who fall out of the employer health insurance system. The ACA has the potential to cover a large share of people who lose job-based health insurance, but this crisis may also expose weaknesses in the law’s design, how it has been implemented, and how it has been weakened by the Trump administration.”