Next bi-monthly virtual 2021 training:

Biohazard Removal Companies:  Combatting Fraud in the Darkest of Times

 

Date: December 10, 2021 10:00 AM 

Presenter: Attorney Tim Tapply   

Registration link will be emailed to chapter members only.

You must be a chapter member  to attend these bi-monthly training sessions at no cost.

If you would like to become a chapter member & take advantage of free chapter training,

visit our membership page https://www.neiasiu.org/membership.

Description: Across the country we see a morally disgusting trend emerging.  Imagine that after a person has passed away in their home a cleaning vendor is brought into the home under the guise of needing to do biohazard remediation to clean the property.  However, the biohazard companies use aggressive tactics and get insureds or the family of the deceased to sign an overly burdensome and one-sided contract.  The staff are trained specifically on how to take advantage of people by forcing them to sign the contracts without reading them.  Then the companies come in and conduct extensive demolition (far beyond the scope of actual damage) and massively overcharge for the service.  They regularly charge $200 - $300 dollars per hour per employee, claiming them to be trained and certified.  They charge that rate from the moment they arrive until they depart.  But on those hourly rates, they charge administrative fees without basis, charge for setting up, tearing down, creating a “path of extraction”, for each piece of PPE, charge separately for every tool used, and then charge cleaning fees for those tools – all the while continuing to run the hourly labor rate.  We’ve developed evidence through targeted investigations wherein metadata from photographs does not support the time of arrival or departure, insureds confirm they did not use the equipment for which they charge, they were not called nor did they come after hours or on weekends (despite the invoice reflecting as much), and the companies have no evidence (i.e. waste manifests) to support the work they did, why they did it, or what they removed.  From an SIU perspective, the potential for dollars saved is tremendous.  These companies are getting paid millions each year by the larger insurers when, in reality, their invoices should be a fraction of what they’ve charged.  This training focuses on identifying the fraud and developing an investigation plan to combat these invoices. 

 

BIO:

Timothy W. Tapply, founder and managing partner of Brand & Tapply, LLC, represents insurance clientele in all phases of first and third-party coverage and litigation. Brand & Tapply, LLC specializes in combating suspect claims throughout the United States in virtually
all lines of insurance. Mr. Tapply has trial experience before state and federal courts in complex coverage litigation, automobile, commercial and homeowner fraud and arson cases, as well as medical provider, bad faith and extra-contractual liability matters. Mr. Tapply is
actively involved in the insurance industry’s education efforts and has served as a panelist and lecturer at seminars and conferences sponsored by international, national and local insurance organizations.

15th Annual NEIASIU Seminar

May 3 & 4, 2022

Keynote Speaker

TONY DiPAOLO, IFB

 

Stay tuned for featured speakers!

Location

The Westford Regency

219 Littleton Rd Westford, MA  01886

CIFI Prep course & Exam

Day: TBD

SAVE THE DATE!!!

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Our Chapter
Upcoming Meetings & Events
 

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.

Sept 29th - Rimkus Live Crash Event
***Cancelled - Postponed to Spring 2022***

Location:  IAA in Shirley, MA

Our first in person meeting will be held on 9/29/21 at IAA in Shirley, MA.  This will be a live  crash event presented and sponsored by Rimkus as well as a joint organization meeting with NEIASIU and NEAIFI.  Space is limited but stay tuned for additional details

May 3-4, 2022 - 15th Annual NEIASIU Seminar

Save the date for our 2022 seminar.

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

Click here for further info & for registration!

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

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

Addressing Issues with Public Adjusters and Loss Consultants

11/10/2021

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

This seminar is designed as a panel discussion to address the duties of public adjusters, as well as the development of “loss consultants” involved in adjusting property insurance losses. It will discuss the statutory obligations of adjusters, including the additional ethical considerations required of a public adjuster. It is designed to provide a comparison of Florida’s insurance laws and the adjusters’ obligations to other jurisdictions. Additional discussion about recent changes in the insurance code, as well as potential violations of regulatory, civil, and criminal law which may result from the breach of the duties by loss consultants or adjusters. Further, the information will focus on discussing strategies to promptly resolve issues or prepare SIU referrals to the various Departments overseeing the regulation of the industry.

Instructor:

Jose Pagan, Esq., Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP

Click here to register.

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