Fraud seminars to raise awareness

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Fraud seminars to raise awareness
Two national bodies are joining forces to raise awareness and knowledge about insurance fraud across the country next month.

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and The Insurance Institute of Canada are launching a country-wide seminar series to increase awareness and knowledge about insurance fraud.

“Insurance fraud is a big business that siphons resources away from our health care system, ties up emergency services and our courts while driving up insurance costs,” said Kathy Metzger, Outreach and Education Coordinator, IBC. “We are pleased to join forces with The Insurance Institute to help raise awareness about fraud and provide information on how to detect, prevent and report it.”

This partnership leads up to Fraud Prevention Month, which takes place every year in Canada during the month of March.

“The Insurance Institute of Canada is well-known in the property and casualty insurance industry for its role in education and professional development, including the national delivery of seminars and webinars on a wide variety of topics of direct relevance to insurance professionals,” said Peter Hohman, MBA, FCIP, ICD.D, president and CEO of the Insurance Institute of Canada. “Insurance fraud is one of several issues affecting our industry, and the Institute is pleased to work with IBC and to provide our expertise in delivering educational seminars to raise awareness about a topic that is of immediate concern to our members.”

The anti-fraud seminar series will be held during Canada's Fraud Prevention Month, March, in the following cities:
  • Halifax – March 5
  • Toronto – March 10 and 26
  • Vancouver – March 16 and 17
  • Edmonton – March 18
  • Calgary – March 20
To learn more about and register for a seminar on insurance fraud, click here.

Established in 1899, the Institute is a not-for-profit organization serving more than 39,000 members across Canada through 19 volunteer-driven provincial Institutes and chapters.

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90 per cent of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada.