Our Chapter

The New England Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units is a non-profit organization made up of insurance industry fraud investigators, state and federal employees, law enforcement, fire, and other anti-fraud personnel from both the private and public sectors who are dedicated to fighting insurance fraud throughout New England.


We strive to provide the highest level of education and training to our members while promoting awareness of the insurance fraud problem here in the Northeast.  Through our relationship with our International parent organization (IASIU) we are able to offer industry recognized certification programs and continuing education credits for both these programs as well as some state mandated CEUs for adjusters.

 

We welcome you to learn more about our organization and join the fight against insurance fraud.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

RESCHEDULED - September 21st - Joint NYACT-NICB Training - Workers' Compensation Fraud Training

Location: Holiday Inn Plainview
215 Sunnyside Blvd. Plainview, NY 11803

Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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May 4-5, 2021 - 15th Annual NEIASIU Seminar

Save the date for our 2021 seminar.

Location: The Westford Regency 219 Littleton Rd Westford, MA  01886

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Webinars From the International*

*Free to International Members; all others $50 per course

2:00 PM EST

Webinar: In-Person vs. Phone Interviewing Claimants

Strategies and techniques are very different between phone and in-person interviews. Participants will learn how to prepare for and develop processes for interviewing claimants, with special emphasis on the complex injury fraud cases. Fine tune listening skills and hone the art of file review and preparation. Know how one should deal with the unexpected and what you need in front of you during the interview. Learn how to compensate for the absence of body language and nonverbal communication during phone interviews.

2:00 PM EST

Webinar: Materials Misrepresentation

While investigations into application misrepresentations are common, proving materiality of a misrepresentation at trial depends entirely on a quality and targeted investigation and coordination with underwriting. So many quality investigations that seemingly prove misrepresentations in the insurance application are undone by an inability to prove materiality or to prove that a representation was actually false. As an industry we often fail to understand the interplay of misrepresentations and materiality and how to prove both. This seminar will discuss best practices for undertaking a quality and reliable investigation to ensure the results are valid and sufficient for trial.

3:00 PM EST

Webinar: Undetermined Fire? Don't Throw in the Towel

This session will attempt to dispel the common misconception that an insurance carrier cannot raise an arson defense to coverage when the cause of the fire has been classified as undetermined. The speaker will give an overview of the insurance carrier's burden of proof in arson cases - specifically the preponderance of evidence standard applicable in many states. The speaker will then discuss how an insurance carrier can meet its burden of proof, even when faced with an undetermined fire, through the use of circumstantial evidence relating to motive and opportunity. The session will provide a real-life example of an arson case, recently tried by the speaker, which resulted in a verdict for the insurance carrier, even though the fire experts classified the cause of the fire as undetermined. 

2:00 PM EST

Webinar: Biohazard Cleanup

The cleanup of a biohazard situation, whether it be rodent infestation or dead bodies, is an unenviable task on the best of days. As an industry we have regularly paid exorbitant biohazard invoices with a shrug of frustrated acceptance. But, such ambivalence has now bread a cottage industry where biohazard firms are taking advantage of carriers who do not know and who do not want to know the full extent of the work performed. The bills for biohazard cleanup regularly include massive charges for whole building remediation even when the biohazard is contained to a single room. The charges are unregulated, astronomical, and regularly paid without question. Now, many biohazard companies are going so far as to offer their services for cash to an insured at a rate typically less than 10% of what they charge an insurance company for the same charge and regularly demand an insured enter into a confidentiality agreement whereby the insured is precluded from discussing their knowledge of the biohazard company with the insurance carrier. This presentation is designed to educate SIU and claims in the best practices of investigating these claims and developing evidence to combat the legitimacy of the biohazard invoices, identify the true scope of work and damage, and defeat the claimed reasonableness of their invoices.

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