Announcing a Free Ethics Webinar for MN IASIU Members and other Chapter IASIU Members

Date: Tuesday March 29th, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm CST
Topic:  Ethics for the SIU Investigator
Speaker:  Alfred Marcus, Professor, Edson Spencer Endowed Chair in Strategy and Technological Leadership Strategic Mgmt/Entrepreneurship
Cost:  IASIU Members Only Webinar

** This presentation will satisfy 2 CEU hours of Ethics training    **

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Thanks to all who attended our Fall Seminar virtually!  We had great turnout, and Dr. Fraud, Michael Skiba, gave a great presentation.  


As a board, we hope that our members are staying safe and healthy.  The board of MNIASIU strives to provide you, our members with pertinent and useful training and networking to use in your respective careers.  For several months we as a board have consulted on what we can do to fulfill our purpose which is:
  1. To promote a coordinated effort within the industry to combat insurance fraud.
  2. To provide education and training for insurance and law enforcement investigators.
  3. To develop greater awareness of the insurance fraud problem.
  4. To encourage high professional standards of conduct among insurance investigators.
  5. To support legislation which would act as a deterrent to the crime of insurance fraud.
  6. To cooperate with law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in the investigation and prosecution of insurance fraud crimes.

Given how the world has changed, we find ourselves having to adapt in many aspects of work and personal life.  While we work on how we will adapt as a board, MNIASIU also had to make the decision to not hold our annual Fall Seminar in person.

In the meantime, rather than attempt to re-invent what others have successfully done, and in lieu of our seminar, we have vetted some free online/virtual training and will alert our members via our website to upcoming training.

Please consider the following resources for training: The International Association of Special Investigator Units (IASIU) provides Webinars and Continuing Education Credit opportunities through the Webinars and SIU Today online magazine quizzes.  They have begun in-person meetings again in September 2021. National Insurance Crime Training Academy (NICTA)’s robust curriculum encompasses a wide variety of Continuing Education (CE) producing courses covering topics related to fraud schemes, detection and investigation. NICTA offers 40 on-demand and virtual webinars that will assist you in maintaining both consistent and high level fraud awareness. In addition, as an IASIU member, you now have access to the IASIU catalog of 12 CE credited on-demand courses. Available through Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) provides Property related Legal Updates and Educational Opportunities. PLRB is also resuming in-person conferences. Midwest Insurance Fraud Prevention Association(MIFPA) is an organization dedicated to expanding and developing understanding in the detection, prevention, and prosecution of health, life, worker’s compensation, and disability insurance fraud. National Insurance Crime Bureau Learning and Development (NICB) partners with NICTA and provides FraudSmart sessions virtually. 

 Finally; given the nature of SIU we must remain adaptable.  Working remotely means the ability to work in States that the insurance company previously may not have had a field presence.   Some states require an adjusters license.  The University of Central Florida/Florida Insurance University offers an Accredited Claims Adjuster course in order to become an All Lines Adjuster.  The remaining states that require licensing are reciprocal of the Florida License.  Please look into obtaining your Florida All Lines Adjuster license to expand your knowledge and more importantly, your relevance in today’s ever changing environment.  More information is available at: This is a fee based course so please consult with your manager prior to enrolling. 

 It is our understanding that the following states require adjusters to be licensed. Disclaimer, this may not be all encompassing;  Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Wyoming. ,

 Respectfully, the MNIASIU Board. 



The MNIASIU is a local Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area of Minnesota.  Started in 1993 by a handful of dedicated individuals, we celebrated our 25th year in 2018! We encourage SIU professionals, Law Enforcement, and State and Local Agencies to join our organization to share education and training, develop greater awareness of insurance fraud issues, support legislation that acts as a deterrent to insurance fraud and share best practices among industry professionals.

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Membership with our Chapter requires that you are a member, in good-standing, of the IASIU.

We look forward to having you join and participate in the activities of the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units.

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