February 24, 2015 by Canadian Underwriter
The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and The Insurance Institute of Canada are running a seminar series in five Canadian cities on fraud this March.
One scheduled speaker is Kathy Metzger, investigator with IBC’s Ontario injury rings unit.
“Her investigations have included false employment, staged collisions and identity theft of health practitioners,” IBC stated in a release. “Today, she lectures to insurers and law enforcement with respect to staged automobile collisions and general insurance fraud issues.”
The seminar series is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until noon on the following dates:
•March 5 in Halifax, at the Insurance Institute of Nova Scotia;
•March 16 and 17 in Vancouver at the Insurance Institute of British Columbia;
•March 18 in Edmonton at the Insurance Institute of Northern Alberta; and
•March 20 in Calgary at the Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta.
“Insurance fraud is one of several issues affecting our industry, and the Institute is pleased to work with IBC and to provide our expertise in delivering educational seminars to raise awareness about a topic that is of immediate concern to our members,” stated Peter Hohman, president and chief executive officer of the Insurance Institute of Canada, in a release.
Fraud Prevention Month takes place every year in Canada during the month of March, IBC noted.