January 2018

On behalf of the Illinois IASIU board we want to wish all of you a happy holiday season and a great 2018! We want to start off by thanking all of you who attended our November meeting, a special thanks to Bob Bauer from the Illinois Workers Comp Fraud Bureau director and Adam Cox is a partner at Nyhan, Bambrick ,Kinzie and Lowery. The topic focused on workers compensation fraud investigations from the perspective of the Illinois Fraud Bureau and from the perspective of retained defense attorneys along with the insurance carrier. The speakers provided suggestions on how we can be more effective in presenting cases for the fraud bureau to investigate. In addition Mr. Cox provided insight on defending questionable workers compensation claims. As always, we hope that you were able to bring back much good information from this presentation and will be able to tell those who are not able to attend what new information is being passed on regarding our daily battle against insurance fraud. In January we are excited to have Joseph Rahe, of Verisk Account Executive – ISO Claim Search Solutions who will present on ISO capabilities and new features ISO has to offer. We also will have Patrick Schweihs, Esq. from Page Vault Inc who will discuss the Rules of Professional Conduct – Technology, specifically Social Media & the Internet and he also discuss solutions, which enables investigators and insurance professionals to streamline the capture of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We are excited about these two speakers and we hope you will join us on Friday January 19th, 2018.

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 Ron Gottardo, who is our Training Chair for the Chapter. His e-mail is Ron.Gottardo.ba8k@State Farm.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