Mo. Dept. Hosts Training Course on Insurance Fraud for Investigators

November 7, 2007

The Missouri Department of Insurance’s Consumer Affairs Division today announced it will host a training course for state and local government special investigators on Friday, Nov. 9 in Jefferson City at the Harry S. Truman State Office Building.

Facilitated by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the training will assist law enforcement agencies in identifying, detecting and prosecuting insurance fraud criminals.

“Insurance fraud costs Missourians millions of dollars a year,” Gov. Blunt said. “With this training, special investigators throughout the state will be able to share their knowledge and practices to combat this fraud and save Missourians their hard-earned money.”

Missouri Insurance Director Doug Ommen voiced his support for the training course.

“I believe this training will improve joint investigative efforts and reduce response time for investigations that cross jurisdictions,” Ommen said. “Inter-agency coordination helps investigators better meet their responsibilities to Missouri consumers, insurance companies and courts.”

Registration for this event is closed because the course has reached its maximum capacity of participants. Special investigators from the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration, Department of Social Services, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Mental Health, Secretary of State’s Office, Willard Police Department and Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will be in attendance.

The NICB is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing, detecting and defeating insurance fraud and vehicle theft through information analysis, investigations, training and public awareness. The organization receives support from approximately 1,000 property and casualty insurance companies.

Source: The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP)

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