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Voting is Now Open on the Constitution & Bylaws Proposal

Friday, January 25, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Greg Haag
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It is now to time to cast your vote on the proposal that was shared with IASIU members a couple weeks ago. In an effort to ensure the IASIU can continue to be successful and relevant in an ever-evolving industry the IASIU’s Board of Directors, Organizational Improvement Committee, and Chapter Presidents Committee have been working to make sure that IASIU can continue to be successful and relevant in an ever-evolving industry. To that end, we identified the opportunity for a new associate member category, the Independent SIU Professional, which would be a non-voting membership within our organization.


Voting is now open for this proposed bylaw change. We have taken your feedback to make the proposal stronger. Cast your vote before 4:30pm CST on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.


To vote, you will need to enter your Member ID Number and the email address you have on record with IASIU. Click here to retrieve your Member ID Number.


As was shared with you previously, as we have seen more and more insurance companies contract with independent providers (sometimes even people who work in our offices) whose purpose is the full-time investigation of our insurance fraud claims, we see an opportunity. Not only can we build and grow our organization, but equally if not more importantly we can strengthen the fight against insurance fraud. A countless number of volunteer leaders from IASIU came together to create bylaws language that would form this new Independent SIU Professional membership category, and many of the people who will qualify for it are friends of ours who have worked for the carriers that they are still serving, the only difference is who is signing their paycheck. The language does not expand membership to people whose primary purpose is to conduct surveillance or other traditional PI work.


The vote will be to add the following as Article II Section 1B6 to the IASIU Constitution and Bylaws:


Independent SIU Professional. An individual who is employed by a company which is contracted with an insurance company, and whose primary purpose is the full-time investigation and/or supervision of insurance fraud investigations. The individual must be specifically designated as an Insurance Fraud Investigator or Special investigator. The individual and organization must be engaged in anti-fraud activities as defined by the IASIU Board of Directors and must be in conformance with the goals and objectives of the Association.


The individual shall provide written verification from their employer stating that the individual’s primary duties and responsibilities are SIU investigations. Should the condition of their employment and purpose change, the individual further agrees to immediately report the change to the Membership Committee and resign their IASIU membership.


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