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The Bureau of Labor Insurance is Using the Government Ethics Platform Network to Collectively Fight the “Scalpers” of Labor Insurance and Farmer’s Health Insurance

The Bureau of Labor Insurance, Ministry of Labor (hereafter referred to as the BLI) held a symposium on fighting labor insurance and farmer’s health insurance “scalpers” (fraudulent agents) from 11:00 to 16:10 on October 20th. The participants shared their experiences in cracking down on scalpers through cross-domain integration of the government ethics platform network resources, as well as the use of the government ethics platform network itself. The participants included social workers and volunteer teams' leaders from medical institutions. The BLI hoped to raise awareness on how to prevent scalpers’ fraudulent schemes in labor insurance and farmer’s health insurance in order to safeguard the interests of the insured. Through data feedback, evidence of unlawful activities can be discovered, and the scalpers brought to justice. For the government to achieve the target of taking good care of laborers and farmers, collective efforts are indispensable to prevent members of the public from suffering losses due to fraud, accidentally violating laws, or receiving unlawful insurance benefits.

The BLI said they conducted a government ethics survey in 2013, with the topic “How much do you know about the labor insurance and farmer’s health insurance scalpers?” The survey showed that among the channels scalpers used to contact the insured, the largest number occurred at hospitals where the respondents were receiving treatment (74.0%), which represented a significant growth of 45.4% compared to 2012. Therefore, medical institutions were chosen to be the major collaborative partners in the planned efforts to ensure that people’s insurance benefits are free from exploitation by scalpers, and to reduce public grievances. This can only be done by way of cross-domain integration, building a government ethics platform with partners, multi-faceted educational information, and information feedback, thus allowing the government to keep an eye on scalpers' activities. Additionally, the BLI's information system is also deployed to identify suspicious cases, analyze them, compare them, and report them to the prosecutor's offices. The statistics showed that a total of 94 cases were referred to the judicial system for investigation in 2013 and the first half of 2014.

The BLI once again calls for people's attention to the fact that appointing scalpers as agents to apply for benefits such as disability benefits will result in a prohibitively high commission, as well as the possibility of fraudulent claims or illegal benefits frauds, all without the insured person's knowledge. Never sign an agency contract with scalpers.

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Last Update:2014-11-21