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Jul 24, 2017

When you pay your home owner’s insurance, car insurance, life insurance, or health insurance, you pay extra because of fraud. In fact, insurance fraud is the second largest economic crime in the United States, costing the country over $80 billion a year. On this week’s Perspective, a look at insurance fraud, its impact and what you can do to protect yourself.

Guests: Ken Selzer, Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Steven Lehwald, attorney with the Legal Division of the Kansas Insurance Department and Jim Quiggle, director of communications for the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for radio stations across the nation by K-State for well over six decades. 

The program has included interviews with dignitaries, authors and thought leaders from around the world. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to

K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.