Lancer Insurance Lauded for Anti-Fraud Success

Lancer Insurance Company Special Investigations Unit (SIU) members received special recognition by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

Lancer Insurance Company has announced that two members of its Special Investigations Unit (SIU) have received special recognition by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

Lancer’s Jim Dunn has been named NICB’s “Investigator of the Year” for the bureau’s Area 7 which includes New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and sections of Massachusetts.  Mr. Dunn’s SIU colleague at Lancer, Irene Desimone Ford, was awarded NICB’s Certificate of Recognition.

Both Mr. Dunn and Ms. Desimone Ford, who are in the frontlines of the Long Island based commercial auto insurer’s efforts to combat insurance fraud, received their awards at NICB’s Training Seminar and Award Luncheon held in Smithtown, NY in December.

“We are extremely proud of Jim and Irene’s well-deserved recognition by the NICB for their and our entire SIU team’s tireless efforts to identify and root out fraudulent claims,” commented Lancer’s SIU division manager Greg Frey.  “The Northeast is a hotbed for many different types of insurance fraud, and we strive every day to ensure that it is recognized and aggressively dealt with.  Jim and Irene, along with their Lancer SIU colleagues, are committed to meeting that challenge and providing our policyholders with the industry’s premier fraud avoidance capability.”

Rated “Excellent” by the A.M. Best Company and awarded the prestigious Ward’s Top 50 Award for property/casualty insurance companies in both 2011 and 2012, Lancer Insurance Company is one of the nation’s premier commercial automobile specialty companies.

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