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Webinars are provided free for members of IASIU and are one (1) hour in length. Non-members may register for webinars at a cost of $50 each. We encourage you to join IASIU to gain access to all upcoming and archived webinars.

June

Wall Street's Next Bad Move...Litigation Loans?

Wednesday, June 28, 10:00 am PT, 12:00 pm CT, 1:00 pm ET  
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Presented by Adam J. Brand, Esq, Attorney, Brand & Tapply, LLC

This session will introduce attendees to the emergence of “litigation loans” and their growing impact on third-party bodily injury insurance claims.  As their name suggests, litigation loans are loans issued by third parties to bodily injury claimants or their attorneys, which are tied to the outcome of an individual personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit.  

In theory, the loans are designed to ease the financial burden of a claimant (or their counsel) until the subject claim is settled; however, in reality these loans are often issued without regard to the ability of the recipient to make payments or the value of the underlying claim and have little to no stipulations on their usage.  Further, the loans serve to prolong the claims settlement process, encourage pursuit of frivolous or fraudulent claims, and contribute to starkly differing claim valuations by insurers and claimants, likely leading to an increase in claims which go to litigation, and costs for claims departments.  

 

July

Vehicle Location Data for SIU: Using "Where" Data for Investigations
Wednesday, July 26, 11:00 am PT, 1:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm ET
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Presented by Alex Young, Vice President and General Manager, Insurance, DRN 
Dave Rivera, Product Manager, DRN 

“Where” data or location data is changing how people and companies do business. For SIUs, that “where” data in the form of vehicle location data is delivering on the promise to fight fraud. How? By providing proof where other data falls short. Vehicle location data provides the answers and evidence to SIU questions like: Does a person live where they say they live? Was there damage to a vehicle before the claim? Learn where vehicle location data comes from, how it differs from other data types and why policyholders don’t have to opt in. Walk through detailed examples of the top five ways SIUs use vehicle location data including: Identify Garaging Fraud, Detecting Pre-Existing Damage, Confirming Alibis, Uncovering PIP Fraud and Workers Comp Investigations. Get perspective and statistics on how carriers are using vehicle location data and analytics, and understand how the data fits within the SIU investigative process. 

This webinar is proudly sponsored by DRN.  

August

Inside the Mad Mind of the Staged Accident Runner/Recruiter and Medical Clinic
Thursday, August 17, 11:00 am PT, 1:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm ET
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Presented by Frank Goldstein, Founding Partner, Goldstein Law Group,
Carol LaDuke, SIU Litigation Manager, Allstate Insurance Company

Staged Accidents! Medical clinics employing Runners to recruit "patients!" Runners paying off "patients," to stage accidents, fake injuries and treatment and to recruit other criminal minds! Have you ever wondered how an insurance fraud-based, organized crime ring does it? After travelling the United States in 2014 and 2015, and interviewing and deposing dozens of imprisoned clinic owners, runners and "patients," I was able to get inside the minds of these criminals, and learn how they organized and pulled off one of biggest insurance scams in automobile insurance history.  

We are going to set the stage for one of the largest criminal enterprises in Florida's history and describe the key players involved in defrauding every major automobile insurer in Florida; We will chronicle how the medical clinics were set up as staged accident and fake treatment mills, used to bilk insurers and recount, in great detail, the dozens of interviews with the fake clinic owners, runners, and "patients", who describe how the whole scheme worked. We will paint a picture as to how the little black books kept by the clinic owners, runners and "patients" were used to identify the "easy insurer" targets; used to set up and organize the staged accidents; used to track clinic visits; and used to keep track of payoffs to runners and "patients". We will detail how over 100 crime figures were caught and prosecuted both civilly and criminally and provide information and skills that attendees can use first thing "Monday Morning."      

The Eye in IoT: Using Connected Device Data in SIU Investigations
Wednesday, August 23, 11:00 am PT, 1:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm ET
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Presented by Roy A. Mura, Esq, Managing Member, Mura & Storm, PLLC.

Accompanying the proliferation of connected or Internet of Things (IoT) devices is a zettabyte-sized source of data that is potentially useful to SIU investigations.  Attend this webinar to learn what kind of devices exist, how they generate machine-witnessed data, and how that data may be acquired and utilized in investigating insurance losses and claims suspected to be fraudulent.  Usage rights and privacy issues associated with IoT data will also be discussed.  

September

From Accident to Injury
Wednesday, September 27, 11:00 am PT, 1:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm ET
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Presented by Dr. David Gushe, Vice President/Director of Biomechanics, ARCCA, Inc.

This webinar will discuss using Biomechanical Engineering to analyze the injuries when causation may be questionable. Work-related or Sunday softball? Crash-related or degenerative disc disease?  
Learn how a Biomechanical Engineering Analysis can help to answer these questions. There will be a review of the basics followed by case studies, examination of alleged injuries and how & when to involve the Biomechanic.  

November

Shining a Light Inside the Deep Dark Web 
Thursday, November 2, 12:00 pm PT, 2:00 pm CT, 3:00 pm ET
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Presented by Joe Stephenson, Managing Director of SIU, Hagerty Insurance

Many of you have heard of the deep web, and some of you may have even used it, possibly unknowingly.But there is a difference between the deep web and the dark web, and they are not the same. In this presentation we will discuss the differences between the surface web (what we use every day), the deep web, and the dark web and what information can be found there. We will review how you can access it, what tools you will need, how "dangerous" it really is, and more importantly, what benefit does it have to insurance fraud investigations.  

TBD

Cross Border Investigations
This webinar originally scheduled for June 13 will be rescheduled for a later date. Please stay tuned for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.  

Presented by Ron Bryant, Western States Regional Supervisor, Erie Insurance,
Jeff Oberlies, Partner, Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell, P.C.,
Andrew T. Grayson, Lawyer, Regan Desjardins, LLP

During this webinar, the panel will discuss case studies (successful & frustrating), legal analysis of the Canadian Privacy Laws and American immunity statues along with simple and practical techniques to be used for the exchange of investigative information across the border in order to avoid common misconceptions and increase the likelihood of successful claims investigation.

 

 

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