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NCFIA is an anti-fraud organization in which investigators, prosecutors, law enforcement, civil attorneys, corporate leaders, insurance personnel, and experts in fraud-related fields address common issues in the fight against fraud. As fraud schemes become increasingly numerous and sophisticated, NCFIA endeavors to meet the challenges presented. We increase our effectiveness through better communication and networking, and by always striving to provide important substantive information relevant to defeating fraud. The NCFIA Newsletter, Quarterly Meetings, website and Annual Conference all contribute to this goal of defeating fraud through education and networking.
NCFIA members are from throughout the United States, and represent a broad cross-section of the anti-fraud community. Accordingly, NCFIA is well positioned to proactively identify and prevent fraud. Recently, we moved quickly to successfully petition the California District Court of Appeal to publish an important case they had just decided against a chiropractor who had devised a sham corporation to facilitate medical insurance fraud. That appellate case thus became law in California, and serves as a powerful deterrent to those contemplating similar sophisticated frauds. We believe that the court’s identification of this pervasive form of fraud will also assist those fighting similar frauds in other jurisdictions.
Fraud schemes typically spread across boundaries and often benefit from divisions that currently exist among us. Accordingly, more than ever, NCFIA is focused on encouraging and facilitating collaborative efforts in the anti-fraud community and increasing the awareness and efficient use of all available resources. Fraud is defeated through prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution and the disgorgement of ill-gotten gains and our members attack fraud from all angles.
The presentations on fraud topics and networking at the Quarterly Meetings and at the Annual Anti-Fraud Conference in Monterey are excellent. At our December Quarterly Meeting we presented four renowned speakers, and over 100 members attended. At the 23rd Annual Anti-Fraud Conference in Monterey last April we had over 40 speakers, and over 400 attendees. The networking opportunities we offer have never been better, and at all these events MCLE and other continuing education credits are provided.
The 24th Annual Anti-Fraud Conference in Monterey this March promises to be an outstanding event. Together with our strategic partners, the California District Attorney’s Association, the California Department of Insurance, and the National Insurance Crime Bureau, we will again present an anti-fraud conference that is second to none.
The breadth and diversity of NCFIA’s membership is a valuable strength, and we look forward to your joining and participating in the educational and networking activities provided by the association.
Eric von Geldern
24th Annual Anti-Fraud Conference Sponsors
Rudy Degger & Associates, Inc
Coddington, Hicks & Danforth
McCormick Barstow LLP
Kern, Noda, Devine & Segal Chateau Julien Wine Estate
Llorente SIU AAA Northern California, Nevada, Utah Insurance Exchange
D’Andre, Peterson, Bobus & Rosenberg LLP Robinson & Wood
Powers & Miller Attorneys at Law Stammer, McNight, Barnum & Bailey LLP
Hayes Scott Bonino Ellingson & McLay, LLP Morris Purdy & Polich
Low Ball & Lynch