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Analyzing Written & Recorded Statements: See the Truth

Tuesday 10:30 - 12:00
Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00

Cassandra Kirkpatrick, CIFI, Special Investigations Unit, Westfield Group
Larry D. Lee, CFE, CFI, CIFI, SCLA, Manager of SIU, Motorists Insurance Group

  • Evaluate the interviewee by reading the statement from their perspective
  • Identify the truth by understanding the language used by the interviewee
  • Pose powerful follow-up questions after understanding the truth found in their initial answers
  • Make use of the perceived non-useful information in an interviewee's statement
  • Effective Use of Surveillance in a Fraud Investigation

    Monday 1:30 - 2:30
    Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30

    Steven A. Bodge, SCLA CFE, Major Case Manager, Nationwide Group
    Tomi L. Dorris, JD CFE, SIU Director-Midwest, Nationwide Group

  • Evaluate the value and pitfalls of surveillance as an investigative tool both in commercial claims and evaluating personal injury claims
  • Describe the legal issues in play, including stalking and spoliation
  • Consider the importance of a pre-surveillance investigative plan and managing surveillance efforts
  • Identify the components in the development of a surveillance plan for the most effective use of surveillance (video) to resolve a claim
  • Employee Dishonesty: Navigating the Unknown

    Monday 10:30 - 12:00
    Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

    Patrick C. Gorman, JD, Associate, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC
    Michael Haugen, CPA CFE, Partner, HSNO Forensic Accountants

  • Identify high risk areas for employee dishonesty losses
  • Describe common employee dishonesty loss coverage and limitations
  • Prioritize steps taken to adjust employee dishonesty loss claims and identify related resources that are often necessary
  • Prepare a request for records and information commonly involved in verifying employee dishonesty claims
  • Sharing Economy: Complicating Claims & Coverage

    Tuesday 1:30 - 3:00
    Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00

    Jessica Albano, CIFI, FCLS, SIU Unit Leader, Westfield Group
    LaGreta Burch, Senior Claims Rep., Westfield Group
    Andrew L. Smith, JD, Partner, Smith Rolfes & Skavdahl Co.

  • Handle and manage claims involving ride-sharing and home-sharing
  • Assess coverage issues involving these topics
  • Ask the right questions in underwriting and investigation process
  • Social Engineering Fraud: Cyber & Crime Coverage

    Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30
    Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

    Richard Savage, Claims Service Rep.-Cyber, Hartford Steam Boiler
    Jonathan L. Schwartz, Esq., Partner, Goldberg Segalla

  • Identify the different types of social engineering fraud schemes that enable modern fraudsters to deceive businesses into misdirecting payments
  • Highlight relevant commercial crime and cyberinsurance coverage provisions and points of contentions
  • Assess insurance coverage disputes
  • Identify insurance marketplace responses for more robust social engineering fraud coverage options
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