Joint NYACT - NYSSIU Summer Conference 07.15.2020

July 15, 2020
8:30 AM to 11:45 AM
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Zoom Webinar


"Virtual" Conference

Wednesday July 15, 2020
8:30am - 12:00pm

Virtual Webinar*

Register by Friday, July 10. 2020

After careful consideration and based on the current conditions regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S., the Board of Directors of NYACT and NYSSIU have decided to move the Joint Summer Conference to a virtual meeting. We know that many of our members and attendees work in high risk environments and/or may have travel restrictions at this time.

The virtual conference takes place on the date of the originally scheduled NYACT - NYSSIU Joint Summer Conference to be held on July 15, 2020. Our goal is to provide a virtual experience that enables attendees to participate in a live virtual conference that will be recorded for future use. NYACT - NYSSIU joint conferences focus on training to improve investigating techniques and prevent insurance fraud in New York State – insight that is needed now more than ever.

While cancelling the live event is necessary for the health and well-being of all involved, it also creates a great opportunity to continue to expand our member benefits by providing virtual training you can utilize from where you work today. 


8:30-8:40 AM
NYSSIU President James Egner
NYACT Director Abby Curro

8:40-9:40 AM
Mike Skiba, Vice President – Counter Fraud Strategies, at Inform-Risk Shield
Understanding what motivates criminals is the basis of criminological theory, and applying these proven theories in insurance fraud will assist with developing highly effective counter fraud strategies. This session will discuss the main components of criminological theory and how they can be specifically applied in a fraud setting. Attend if you dare to get into the mind of a fraudster.

Dr. Skiba (also known as “Dr. Fraud”) has worked in the insurance fraud industry for 22 years in various claims, Special Investigations, and leadership roles. He is currently Vice President of Counter Fraud Strategies at INFORM. He has also been a professor for 12 years and is currently Lead Faculty of Fraud Management at Colorado State University Global Campus. He is an international speaker and regular publisher on the topic of insurance fraud. He holds an MBA and a PhD with a concentration on economic crime and insurance fraud and is also the President of the NY Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigative Units.

9:50-10:50 AM
Frank Goldstein, Esq., Managing Partner at Goldstein Law Group
In our new world, telemedicine is now all the rage. Attendant to telemedicine is the propensity for greater and more sinister insurance fraud schemes. This presentation will focus on the new wave of potential telemedicine fraud schemes

Mr. Goldstein concentrates his practice on the civil prosecution of insurance fraud claims and the defense of insurance matters, including personal injury protection (PIP), bodily injury and uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. Mr. Goldstein serves as lead counsel in civil actions and recoveries, totaling multi-millions of dollars, and has filed several major civil fraud actions against organized crime rings, on behalf of major insurers.

Goldstein was recognized as Insurance Attorney of the Year at the annual Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC) conference in 2013. In 2014, Mr. Goldstein was named Best Insurance Lawyer by Leaders in Law and his firm was recognized as Best Law Firm with less than 25 attorneys. Mr. Goldstein previously served on the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud Strategy Task Force, was a member of the Florida Insurance Council for Fraud Reforms and Legislation and has been a board member for the Medical Claims Defense Network (MCDN) for more than 20 years. He is a licensed and approved instructor by the State of Florida and Florida Bar. Mr. Goldstein speaks throughout the country and has been a featured presenter at the statewide fraud conferences in Virginia, Minnesota, Michigan, Florida and New York.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Roy A. Mura, Esq., Mura & Storm, PLLC
Can HOW we ask a question or require a task to be completed affect the truthfulness or accuracy of its response? Behavioral economics applies psychological insight into human behavior to explain economic decision-making, and insurance involves economic decision-making. Learn how using behavioral economics in the underwriting and claims stages can encourage honesty and discourage fraudulent behavior.

Roy Mura is the founding and managing member of the Mura & Storm law firm. He regularly analyzes and evaluates commercial and personal lines coverage issues, defends insureds in tort actions, represents insurers in intercompany arbitration matters, and litigation arson, insurance fraud, "bad faith" and coverage disputes with policyholders or other insurers, through trial and appellate practice. He has conducted hundreds of EUOs of property, auto and no-fault insureds, claimants and medical providers. He is admitted to practice and regularly appears in various New York State Supreme Courts and U.S. District Courts. He has been counsel of record on numerous reported trial level and appellate decisions in New York, having successfully tried to conclusion both first-party (arson and fraud) and third-party (motor vehicle accidents, Labor Law and personal injury) insurance coverage and defense cases. Roy writes for and speaks frequently to insurance industry groups throughout the country on a wide variety of property and casualty insurance-related topics.
Roy has been listed in the New York Super Lawyers - Upstate Edition since 2012 and maintains the highest possible AV rating with Martidale-Hubbell.

* Agenda and Speakers subject to change.

Please use proper Sentence Case when completing regixtration (ie: Jane Smith, ABC Insurance Company). Certificate of attendance reflect how you input your information.

Log in information will be sent prior to the event to allow time for vetting purposes.  Please be sure to use your full name on your screen log in.

Who Should Attend:
All Insurance SIU, Auto, PIP and Property Claims personnel, Law Enforcement and Prosecutors.

MEMBERS: FREE (NYSSIU and NYACT members and NYS Law Enforcement personnel.  Active law enforcement personnel only. An appropriate email address is required to verify this information)

* This meeting is running in place of the live event that was scheduled at the Thayer Hotel at West Point.  If you had already made reservations at the Thayer, call the reservations department at 845-446-4731 to cancel your reservation as soon as possible.  Please tell the Reservations Representative you are calling regarding your room in the “NYACT” room block.



$0.00 Law Enforcement Only

$0.00 NYACT or NYSSIU Member

$49.00 Non Member