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Membership Types

 

A. Regular Membership.  Regular membership shall be available to:

  1. Insurance company employees whose primary purpose is the full-time investigation and/or supervision of investigation of insurance fraud.

  2. Subject to approval of the board of directors, employees of self-insured corporations who are employed and assigned to a Special Investigation Unit and whose primary purpose is the full-time investigation and/or supervision of investigation of insurance fraud. The individual and the organization must be engaged in anti-fraud activities and must be in conformance with the goals and objectives of the association. Provided, however, any such individual whose professional activities and personal background are considered adverse to the objectives and interests of the association shall not be deemed eligible for membership.

  3. Agents, special agents or supervisory special agents of the National Insurance Crime Bureau (US), the Insurance Crime Prevention Bureau (Canada), Larmtjanst AB (Sweden), the Danish Insurance Association (Denmark), Norwegian Insurance Federation (Norway), Finnish Motor Insurers Centre (Finland), or Finnish Insurance Federation (Finland).

 

B. Associate Membership.  Associate membership shall be granted at the absolute discretion of the Board of Directors. Associate Members shall have the same privileges as Regular Members except that they may not hold office and may be excluded from any business meeting of the corporation by a majority vote of Regular Members present. With those limitations, Associate Membership shall be available to:

  1. Local, state or federal law enforcement officers or prosecutors who are involved in, or provide special expertise or services for, the investigation and/or prosecution of insurance fraud crime.

  2. Full-time investigators or investigations supervisors of a state insurance fraud bureau.

  3. Employees of insurance companies (including employees of the Society of Lloyd’s or registered Lloyd’s underwriting agents) or employees of government agencies who are involved in, or provide special expertise or services for, the investigation of insurance fraud, and who are endorsed in writing by a Regular Member.

  4. Retiree. Regular and Associate Members that retire and are not currently employed in the insurance industry or in a capacity ineligible for membership, are eligible to continue membership as an Associate Member.

  5. Third Party Administrator/General Agency Associate. Employees of TPAs or general agencies who are involved in, or provide special expertise or services for the investigation of insurance fraud, who are endorsed in writing by a Regular Member.

  6. State Police/Local.

 

C.  Legal Advocate.  Legal Advocate membership shall be available to persons who: (a) are nominated by a Regular Member with five years of active and continued membership; (b) are licensed to practice law or conducts business in the state where membership is being sought; (c) certify to the Membership Committee that providing legal counsel and representation to insurers in defense of insurance claims constitutes a majority of their practice; (d) certify that they do not engage in plaintiff advocacy against insurers except on behalf of other insurers in subrogation actions; and (e) agree to immediately report to the Membership Committee any change in these conditions and thereupon resign from Oregon Chapter of IASIU membership. A Legal Advocate Member will have no voting rights or be eligible to hold office or a Board of Directors’ position, neither at the local chapter nor at the international level.  Legal Advocate Members may be excluded from any business meeting by a majority vote of the members present. If, at any time, the above conditions and certifications no longer maintain with respect to a Legal Advocate Member, the Board of Directors shall void the applicable membership.

 

IASIU CODE OF ETHICS

  1. Members shall perform their duties in accordance with the law; and shall observe the highest moral principles in doing so;

  2. Members shall at all times act with integrity; truthfulness and honesty; modeling behavior exemplary of our profession;

  3. Members shall observe diligence in the discharge of their professional responsibilities;

  4. Members shall exhibit competence at all times in the discharge of their professional responsibilities;

  5. Members shall perform their duties in accordance with the law; and shall observe the highest moral principles in doing so;

  6. Members shall not maliciously injure the reputation or professional practice of colleagues; employers; insureds; claimants or other parties to investigations;

  7. Members shall display the requisite courage to make the right decision when faced with potential conflicts of interest.

 

All local chapter members must also be members of the International Association of Special Investigation Units, with the exception of sworn law enforcement and fire personnel. If you are not sworn law enforcement or fire personnel and not a member of the International Association, please click HERE for the International's application.