Fall 2018

We want to start off by thanking all of you who attended our 25th Year Anniversary of Illinois IASIU Seminar that was held on Thursday May 10, 2018. We had four excellent speakers who discussed various fraud related topics. We would like to thank investigator Adam Brohous from the Illinois Secretary of State Police, Ryan Ferrelra, MSC, CCE who discussed using cell phone and computer forensics to Fight Fraud. We would also like to thank, our third speaker is Lawrence Humberstone, D.C., DABCC who discussed fighting against Provider Fraud. Last but not least, we had investigator Jim Duggan who is with Coty Inc. an international fragrance and cosmetics manufacturer and distributor. He discussed “Real or Fake”, Counterfeiting & the Insurance Industry. As always, we hope that you were able to bring back much good information from this seminar and tell those who were not able to attend what new information is being passed on regarding our daily battle against insurance fraud. This is our 25th Year and the success of our chapter is a result of likeminded individuals coming together to prevent and fight fraud across the industry.

On Friday September 21st, we will be hosting our Annual Golf Outing which will be held at the Bloomingdale Golf Course. We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible, so we can make sure we can get your foursome lined up for a Tee-time. Continental breakfast will be served and registration will begin at 7:00 A.M. The team scramble competition will begin at 8:00.Lunch will be served at approximately 12:00 P.M. to both golfers and non-golfers.  A short program will follow with team awards and door prizes.

This is YOUR Chapter and you have a dynamite Board serving you. I know that you all will continue to support the Chapter as we move ahead in the coming years and continue to grow and serve our members.  Thanks to all of you for all that you have done and will continue to do.

The Board asks that if you would like to recommend a training topic/speaker, please make your thoughts known to Chris Block, who is our Training Chair for the Chapter. His e-mail is chris.block@farmersinsurance.com.  It is with such suggestions in the past that our training has stayed on the mark for what the membership needs to be exposed to. The presentation is scheduled from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.  Networking and coffee will begin at 8:30 A.M.

As a reminder, please mark your calendars for the meeting dates shown on the website so you are sure not to miss a meeting. Keep in mind that our bi-monthly meetings are held in January, March and November on the third Friday of the month, that the Annual Seminar is in May and the September Networking meeting is held at the Bloomingdale Golf Course.  The Board hopes to see all of our members at the meetings.

Thanks to ALL who make this Chapter the success that it has been and for your support as we go forward. It is YOUR involvement that makes this Chapter what it is.

As always,
David O’Carroll

If you would like to send David a personal note regarding this President’s Corner, feel free to email him at: David.OCarroll@chubb.com