November 2017

On behalf of the Illinois IASIU board we want to start off by thanking all of you who attended our annual golf outing, next year we are celebrating our 25th anniversary and it promises to be a great event as usual. On Friday November 17, 2017 we are excited to have director Bob Bauer from the Illinois Workers Comp Fraud Bureau and attorney Adam Cox who is a partner at Nyhan, Bambrick ,Kinzie and Lowery. The topic discussed will be workers compensation fraud investigations from the perspective of the Illinois Fraud Bureau and the perspective of the insurance carrier. The speakers will provide suggestions on how we can be more effective in presenting cases for the fraud bureau to investigate. In addition Mr. Cox will provide 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.

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  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

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