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Nominations Deadline: July 11, 2018

Investigator of the Year

To be considered for the Investigator of the Year award, the nominee must be in good standing of IASIU both during the investigation and at the time of the award. The nominee must be the primary or lead investigator who completed the majority of the investigative tasks that proved the fraud. One or more significant events of the investigation must have occurred during the year of the award. Significant events are defined as the majority of investigative activities, indictments/criminal charges being filed or civil actions. Award year runs from previous July to July of current year.
The factors considered in evaluating nominees include:

  • Impact made to the nominee’s special investigation unit
  • Impact made to the nominee’s company
  • Positive effect the investigation had on the insurance industry
  • Positive effect the investigation had on the outside community
  • Uniqueness and exceptional qualities of the investigation

Analyst of the Year

To be considered for the Analyst of the Year award, the nominee must be in good standing of IASU both during the investigation and at the time of the award. One or more significant events of the investigation must have occurred during the year of the award. Significant events are defined as the analysis that initiated the investigation, majority of analytical/investigative activities, indictments/criminal charges filed or civil actions. Award year runs from previous July to July of current year.

The criteria for IASIU Analyst of the Year is distinguished through an individual analyst’s ability to utilize those skills that demonstrates outstanding ability in strategic (identify organized schemes) and/or tactical analysis (enhance on-going investigations) that significantly contribute to investigative results.

The factors considered in evaluating nominees include:

  • Impact made to the nominee’s special investigation unit
  • Impact made to the nominee’s company
  • Positive effect the investigation had on the insurance industry
  • Positive effect the investigation had on the outside community
  • Uniqueness and exceptional qualities of the analytical work

While it is important to share information about the background and outstanding personal attributes of the analyst to the committee, the award is based solely on the investigation as it is presented by the contributor.

Public Service

IASIU’s Public Service Award recognizes NICB, Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and representatives from Public Agencies and/or organizations. One or more significant events of the investigation must have occurred during the year of the award. Significant events are defined as the majority of investigative activities, indictments/criminal charges filed or civil actions. The nominee must be a member in good standing of their department, agency or organization during the investigation time period. Award year runs from previous July to July of current year.

Considerations for award include:

  • Impact made to the nominee’s department, agency or organization
  • Positive effect the investigation had on the insurance industry
  • Positive effect the investigation had on the outside community
  • Uniqueness and exceptional qualities of the investigation

Outstanding Service

IASIU’s Outstanding Service Award recognizes contributions to the insurance industry, an individual’s company, the community and the association. Nominees may be anyone who has made a substantial contribution to insurance anti-fraud efforts.

The factors considered in evaluating nominees include:

  • Impact made to the nominee’s special investigation unit
  • Impact made to the nominee’s company, agency or organization
  • Positive impact of service to the community
  • Significant contributions to the success of IASIU through:
    • Volunteering at chapter events
    • Serving as a chapter board member
    • Serving as an IASIU board member
    • Volunteering as a member of or chairing an IASIU committee
    • Providing quality anti-fraud training to members of the industry

2018 Multi – Jurisdictional Investigative Excellence Award

Criteria for submission:

  • Cooperative investigative efforts by individuals from multiple agencies, carriers or organizations
  • A Complex or difficult investigative effort which must occur in whole, in part, come to conclusion or brought to a prosecutorial authority, during the period of July to July of the award issuance year. Brought to prosecutorial authority is defined as indictments or criminal charges filed, civil actions and/or adjudication of criminal charges.
  • One of investigating individuals must be an active member in good standing of the International Association of Special Investigation Units during the investigation.
  • This is not an individual’s award but recognizes the work of a cooperative investigative effort of agencies, carriers, organization or task forces.

Required Documents for submission:

  • Completed nomination form approved by IASIU
  • Complete list of active participants in the investigative effort.
  • Executive Summary to include an overview of the case, investigative entities involved, time frame of the investigation, and significance of the investigative effort. (not to exceed one typed page)
  • Case overview – Discuss the overall case, any background information deemed significant, timeline of the investigation, any obstacles to overcome, and the results of the overall investigation. (not to exceed three typed pages)
  • Significance – Outline of the value of the investigation had on the insurance industry and community. (not to exceed one page)

Award Recipients will receive:

  • Each agency, carrier or organization will receive a recognition plaque. (Other options should be considered if cost is problematic, but each organization should be recognized).
  • No financial award will be issued for this category.

Chapter of the Year

The Chapter of the Year Award will promote the individual achievements of each chapter and strengthen the relationship between the association and the local chapters.

The factors considered in evaluating nominees include:

  • Promoting a coordinated effort within the industry to combat insurance fraud;
  • Providing education and training for insurance investigators, adjusters and law enforcement;
  • Developing greater awareness of the insurance fraud problem;
  • Encouraging high professional standards of conduct among insurance investigators; and
  • Supporting legislation that acts as a deterrent to the crime of insurance fraud.

All chapters will be required to have filled out their most recent annual report and verify membership is 100% with the international, other than those specifically exempt by IASIU bylaws.

Nominations will be open through July 11, 2018.

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