N.M. Fraud Bureau Hosts National Fraud Directors Conference

October 30, 2006

The New Mexico Insurance Fraud Bureau, a bureau of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Insurance Division, is hosting the 2006 National Insurance Fraud Directors Conference in Santa Fe, N.M., on Oct. 30- Nov. 1.

New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance Morris J. Chavez, and New Mexico Insurance Fraud Bureau Advisory Board Chairman and First Judicial District Attorney Mr. Henry Valdez will welcome conference participants who will be representing departments of insurance from several states.

“The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Division of Insurance, and its Insurance Fraud Bureau are pleased to host this important national conference where the sharing of information and ideas by Insurance Fraud directors nationwide will benefit all participants,” said Superintendent Chavez.

Presentations scheduled include NM Insurance Fraud Bureau staff member Phyllis Bowman on organizing a health care anti-fraud working group; “Wild West Evolution of New Mexico Law” by Joel Jacobsen with the NM Attorney General’s Office; “Recognizing Depression in the Work Place” by Dr. Pete Divasto; Federal Bureau of Investigation – Law Enforcement Executive Education Association by Chief Lanny Maddox; report on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Anti-Fraud Activities by Steve Perry; and a report on the proposed merger of National Insurance Crime Bureau/International Association of Special Investigative Units/Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.

Representatives from the various state insurance divisions will also make informal reports on their states’ insurance fraud activities.

The NM IFB was established in 1999 as a bureau of the NM PRC Division of Insurance to investigate and prosecute criminal insurance fraud cases. The NM IFB is under the supervision of the Superintendent of Insurance, who serves under the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission.

Source: NMPRC

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