June 2016 – President’s Newsletter by David O’Carroll

On behalf of the Illinois IASIU board we want to start off by thanking all of you who attended all of our March presentation. We had a great presentation by  Doctor Hugh Gilbert who specializes in Pain Management. We had a large turnout which was great to see.  We are very excited to announce our June Seminar line up.

Dr. Kevin Russeau, is a chiropractic physician, clinic director and founder of Russeau Team HealthCare, Ltd. Dr. Russeau acts as an expert witness in legal cases. He served on the board of American Board of Chiropractic Consultants. Dr. Russeau is an active, professional member of the following organizations: American Chiropractic Association (http://www.acatoday.org/), Illinois Chiropractic Society (http://www.ilchiro.org/) and the American College of Chiropractic Consultants (http://www.accc-chiro.com.

Next we have, Jeffrey D. Zwirn, CPP, CFPS, CFE, FACFEI, CHS-IV, SET, CCI, MBAT. Jeffrey Zwirn is the author of the 2014 peer reviewed book, The Alarm Science Manual™, which has been lauded as being one of the most comprehensive and important training tools for the alarm industry. This first of its kind forensic treatise provides expert assistance, forensic knowledge, advanced methodologies, countermeasures, technical expertise, and expert guidance for professional alarm companies, UL Listed Central Stations; Security Consultants, Certified Protection, Professionals, Physical Security Professionals, Security Directors, System Designers and Specifiers, Detectives and Investigators, Special Investigation Units, Arson Investigators, Cause and Origin Investigators, Civil and Criminal Legal Professionals and Courts, Engineers, Certified Fraud Examiners, Homeland Security Professionals.

Then we have back by popular demand for the second year in a row, Mary R. Rossi, RN, CCM, LNCC,  Mary joins The ALARIS Group, Inc.® with a very impressive portfolio as a senior case manager and legal nurse consultant providing nurse liability reviews, medical bill audits and expert testimony in the area of personal injury/liability claims.  Mary’s analytical background began with a unique position as a U. S. Federal Investigator for the Office of Personnel Management and as a claims examiner for a national health insurance carrier.  Her previous clinical experience includes ICU, Cardiac Care and Labor and Delivery.  Mary brings to ALARIS a dedication to performing detailed and timely liability reviews and bill audits in order to facilitate successful resolution of even the most difficult personal injury claims.

And last but not least, we have Geoffrey R. Branch, CFE, A Senior Investigator with the Special Investigations Unit of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, also with Mr. Branch, Patrick Burke of the Robison Group, Investigative Solutions.  They will discuss and present on Shell Companies and Hidden payroll: Variations of these schemes will be covered in detail, the use of “shell” companies and non-traditional Money Service Businesses, or, check cashing stores, to funnel construction industry payroll, undetected, to cash-paid labor as well as the broad effects the scheme has on the industry.  The discussion will include how unsuspecting carriers can fall victim even when they are unaware that they have any potential exposure.  Included will be how the schemes victimize law-abiding businesses and lead some to a “cheat-to-compete” posture as a last resort, adding exposure and risk to their unsuspecting carriers. The presentation will discuss how exposure is not limited to workers compensation or general liability coverage and after attending this seminar, attendees will be able to return to their companies and cross-reference these issues to determine if this is a new source of SIU referrals within their organizations.

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..

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, September and November on the third Friday of the month, that the Annual Seminar which will be in June this year and followed by our annual Golf Outing this year to be held in September 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