WE INVESTIGATE INSURANCE FRAUD
What is insurance fraud?
Insurance fraud is a crime in Colorado and the surrounding Rocky Mountain states. A person commits insurance fraud by intentionally lying and misleading an insurance company in order to receive benefits for a claim, or to acquire an insurance policy.
What we do... train, network, educate
The RMASIU carries out the IASIU mission (locally) by providing our members and anti-fraud partners with the training and networking advantages they need to fight insurance fraud. The RMASIU also educates the public about insurance fraud, its negative consequences to society, and how to recognize, prevent, and report it.
Who we are
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (RMASIU) is an organization comprised of special investigators, law enforcement personnel, and support service providers; who are committed to the detection, investigation, prevention, and prosecution of insurance fraud.
Our mission is to promote a coordinated effort within the insurance industry to combat insurance fraud as well as develop and increase awareness. We accomplish this mission by providing regular networking opportunities, training, and an annual seminar in Denver, Colorado. Our bi-monthly meetings are for Chapter members only and the annual conference is available to the Insurance Industry at large. Our bi-monthly training is aimed at educating members and law enforcement in detecting, deterring, and preventing insurance fraud. We also work to enrich the partnership between law enforcement and insurance investigators for the prosecution of insurance fraud crimes.
Our membership comprises of Regular members, Associate Members, and Supporting Partners.
Regular Members include insurance fraud investigators employed by insurance companies and self-insured corporations. All engaged in anti-fraud activities in conformance with the goals and objectives of the Association, as well as special agents of the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).
Associate members include local, state, and federal law enforcement involved in the investigation and prosecution of insurance fraud. This includes investigators with the Attorney General's Office- Financial Fraud Crime Unit and the State Division of Insurance.
Supporting Partners include any other individuals, or companies who provide special expertise and services for the investigation of insurance fraud.
The RMASIU's parent organization, the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU), was founded in 1984 by a small group of insurance industry fraud investigators. The RMASIU applied for charter in July 1994 (ten years later) and was confirmed in December 1994, with the goal to provide Colorado Insurance Investigators with a local collaborative. The founders of RMASIU were originally members of the "Fraud Task Force" and assisted in writing and passing an insurance fraud law. The Fraud Task Force developed into what is now the Rocky Mountain Association of Special Investigation Units.
President: Michael Whittaker
Vice President: Christine Bolin
Secretary: Barb Mazur
Treasurer: Yuliya Arushanova
Membership: Marianne Kucynski
Association Counsel: Wendy Walberg
Training: Eric Conley
Board Member: Martha Mesch
Board Member: Susan Simons
Board Member: Chris Tyus
Board Member: Kevin Hall
At Large Members:
Kerry Heckman (non-voting)
Ian Kildow (non-voting)