AWARD CRITERIA

INVESTIGATOR OF THE YEAR

To be considered for the Investigator of the Year award, the nominee must be in good standing of

IASIU and GAIASIU both during the investigation and at the time of the award. The nominee must be the primary

or lead investigator who completed the majority of the investigative tasks that proved the fraud. One

or more significant events of the investigation must have occurred during the year of the award.

Significant events are defined as the majority of investigative activities, indictments/criminal charges

being filed or civil actions.

 

The factors considered in evaluating nominees include:

  • Impact made to the nominee’s special investigation unit
  • Impact made to the nominee’s company
  • Positive effect the investigation had on the insurance industry
  • Positive effect the investigation had on the outside community
  • Uniqueness and exceptional qualities of the investigation

 

 

ANALYST OF THE YEAR

To be considered for the Analyst of the Year award, the nominee must be in good standing of GAIASU

both during the investigation and at the time of the award. One or more significant events of the

investigation must have occurred during the year of the award. Significant events are defined as the

analysis that initiated the investigation, majority of analytical/investigative activities,

indictments/criminal charges filed or civil actions. Award year runs from previous July to July of

current year.

 

The criteria for GAIASIU Analyst of the Year is distinguished through an individual analyst’s ability to

utilize those skills that demonstrates outstanding ability in strategic (identify organized schemes)

and/or tactical analysis (enhance on-going investigations) that significantly contribute to investigative

results.

 

The factors considered in evaluating nominees include:

  • Impact made to the nominee’s special investigation unit
  • Impact made to the nominee’s company
  • Positive effect the investigation had on the insurance industry
  • Positive effect the investigation had on the outside community
  • Uniqueness and exceptional qualities of the analytical work

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

GAIASIU’s Public Service Award recognizes NICB, Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and representatives

from Public Agencies and/or organizations. One or more significant events of the investigation must

have occurred during the year of the award. Significant events are defined as the majority of

investigative activities, indictments/criminal charges filed or civil actions. The nominee must be a

member in good standing of their department, agency or organization during the investigation time

period.

 

Considerations for award include:

  • Impact made to the nominee’s department, agency or organization
  • Positive effect the investigation had on the insurance industry
  • Positive effect the investigation had on the outside community
  • Uniqueness and exceptional qualities of the investigation

 

 

OUTSTANDING SERVICE

GAIASIU’s Outstanding Service Award recognizes contributions to the insurance industry, an

individual’s company, the community and the association. Nominees may be anyone who has made

a substantial contribution to insurance anti-fraud efforts.

 

The factors considered in evaluating nominees include:

  • Impact made to the nominee’s special investigation unit
  • Impact made to the nominee’s company, agency or organization
  • Positive impact of service to the community
  • Significant contributions to the success of IASIU through:
    • Volunteering at chapter events
    • Serving as a chapter board member
    • Serving as an IASIU board member
    • Volunteering as a member of or chairing an IASIU committee
    • Providing quality anti-fraud training to members of the industry

 

 

MULTI – JURISDICTIONAL INVESTIGATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD

Criteria for submission:

  • Cooperative investigative efforts by individuals from multiple agencies, carriers or

organizations

  • A Complex or difficult investigative effort which must occur in whole, in part, come to conclusion or brought to a prosecutorial authority, during the period of award issuance year. Brought to prosecutorial authority is defined as indictments or criminal charges filed, civil actions and/or adjudication of criminal charges.
  • One of investigating individuals must be an active member in good standing of the International Association of Special Investigation Units during the investigation.
  • This is not an individual’s award but recognizes the work of a cooperative investigative effort of agencies, carriers, organization or task forces.

 

Required Documents for submission:

  • Complete list of active participants in the investigative effort.
  • Executive Summary to include an overview of the case, investigative entities involved, time frame of the investigation, and significance of the investigative effort.
  • Case overview – Discuss the overall case, any background information deemed significant, time-line of the investigation, any obstacles to overcome, and the results of the overall investigation.
  • Significance – Outline of the value of the investigation had on the insurance industry and community.