Agents can earn up to five Continuing Education Credits for attending
On May 22, 2013, the Insurance Fraud Bureau will hold an all-day seminar for Massachusetts insurance agents. The event entitled, “Fraud Prevention & Awareness for Agents” will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Boston (but actually located in Westborough) from 8:45am until 3:30pm. The cost is $90.00 per person and includes a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Late Registrations and registrations at the door will cost $115.00
The day-long seminar will have both a morning and afternoon session
Rob Bodoni, Manager, Special Investigation Unity for the MetLife Group, Voluntary & Worksite Benefits – P&C Claims will present the morning session, “Fighting Fraud at Point of Sale.” The session will focus on strengthening an insurance agents’ awareness with regards to detecting fraud involving their policyholders and will help them to fight fraud at the point of sale. In addition, the presentation will examine all types of fraud including identity/theft fraud, tools to use in order to detect different types of misrepresentation and becoming more adept at discerning when an insured is deceiving you during the application process.
The afternoon session, will be “Lessons Learned From Insurance Fraud Investigations: and will be presented by Anthony DiPaolo who is the Vice-President and Chief of Investigations at the Insurance Fraud Bureau. Joining him in the presentation will be David Andrews, Chief of the Insurance and Unemployment Fraud Division at the Office of the Attorney General. As outlined in the seminar brochure, the afternoon session will focus on preventing and fighting fraud involving the insurance agent. “The presentation will center on elements of a successful criminal investigation and prosecution. Criminals case studies will be discussed such as agent embezzlement, issuance of false certificates of insurance, forgery of policies, and false billing of customers for non-existent policies.”
For those insurance professionals interested in attending, registrations should be sent to the Deborah Terry at the Insurance Fraud Bureau no later than May 17, 2013. The telephone number is 617.439.0439.