An Overview of Insurance Fraud
What you'll learn
- Recognize what insurance fraud is.
- Explore the methods needed to investigate and defeat insurance fraud attempts.
- Identify legal bases available to defeat insurance fraud.
- Explore the reason why it is in the best interest of insurance companies to actively work to defeat attempts at insurance fraud.
- No advanced preparation or prerequisites are needed for this course but experience with insurance policies and the business of insurance is helpful.
Insurance Fraud is estimated to take between $80 and $300 billion a year from the property and casualty insurance industry, raising the prices each person pays for insurance by more than $300 a year.
This course explains what insurance fraud is and discusses various methods by which insurance fraud is perpetrated. It also covers the various weapons provided by statutory law, legal precedent and professional claims handling that enable companies to reduce the amount stolen by fraud perpetrators. Furthermore, it explains the use of red flags or indicators of insurance fraud and the use of an insurance company Special Investigation Unit (SIU) to gather the evidence necessary to assist in the defeat of insurance fraud.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in Risk Management, Insurance, Ethics or related fields
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Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, has practiced law in California for more than 42 years as an insurance coverage and claims handling lawyer. He now limits his practice to service as an insurance consultant and expert witness specializing in insurance coverage, insurance claims handling, insurance bad faith and insurance fraud almost equally for insurers and policyholders. He also serves as an arbitrator or mediator for insurance related dispute
He founded Zalma Insurance Consultants in 2001 and serves as its only consultant.
Consultant/Expert Witness : Zalma Insurance Consultants - [2009-07 to Current]
Consult with policy holders and insurers about claims handling and bad faith issues.
Attorney : Barry Zalma, Inc. - [1979-10 to Current]
Represent clients involved in litigation dealing with insurance, insurance coverage and insurance claims handling and insurance bad faith.
Senior Claims Representative : Fireman's Fund American Insurance Compan - [1967-09 to 1972-02]
Investigate and adjust claims presented to the Fireman's Fund insurance company by its insureds or by claimants seeking damages from the persons insured.
Special Agent, Intelligence : US Army Intelligence School - [1964-01 to 1964-12]
Became a US Army Intelligence Special Agent and Special Agent, US Army Intelligence Corps, Peoria, Illinois, residence office.
JD, Law : The University of West Los Angeles - [1967 to 1971]
AB, Philosophy : Claremont Men's College (Now Claremont McKenna College) - [1960 to 1963]