RUSSIA: Conference "Barrier-2021. Countering insurance fraud. New types of insurance, advanced technologies, and effective methods of struggle"

13 October 2021 — Daniela GHETU
On October 19, 2021, in Moscow, at the Holiday Inn Moscow Lesnaya hotel (Lesnaya st., 15), the conference "Barrier-2021. Countering insurance fraud. New types of insurance, advanced technologies, and effective methods of struggle", organized by the MIG "Strakhovanie segodnya" with the support and participation of the All-Russian Insurance Association will take place.

The consistent and persistent fight against insurance fraud, which has been waged for many years by insurance organizations and insurance unions, the Bank of Russia, law enforcement agencies and the judicial system of our country, is beginning to bear visible results. Some types of fraud and fraudulent schemes in insurance have been practically eliminated, for others it is possible to minimize losses and effectively contain their development and spread.

However, the size of losses from insurance fraud is still far too great. Insurance fraudsters are actively learning new types of insurance, under their "gun" today are carrier liability insurance, and personal types of insurance, and many others. The COVID-19 pandemic and active transition of all business processes of insurance companies (including sales and claims settlement) to online, digital transformation of the insurance industry is giving rise to new types of unfair practices and new fraudulent schemes. Insurance fraud is beginning to acquire a cross-border character; some fraudsters are actively exploring the potential of international economic unions, which include Russia.

The insurance community needs to continue development and implementation of collective tools and methods to counter threat of fraud, maintain a constant dialogue with the authorities, strengthen interaction with law enforcement agencies, expand awareness-raising work to introduce ideas about the criminal nature of attempts to deceive insurers and inevitability of punishment for such actions. This will be the focus of the conference "Barrier-2021. Countering insurance fraud. New types of insurance, advanced technologies, and effective methods of struggle", organized by the MIG "Strakhovanie segodnya" with the support and participation of the All-Russian Insurance Association.

The main goals of the conference are to discuss with all interested and involved authorities the most relevant areas of combating insurance fraud in various types of insurance, to exchange information and study the experience of using modern anti-fraud technologies in Russia and abroad; inclusion of Russian organizations into international coordination and cooperation mechanisms to suppress insurance fraud. During the conference, it is planned to discuss the tasks facing the insurance community in the field of antifraud in the midterm (insurance investigators, creation of cross-border protection mechanisms against fraudsters within the EEC, increasing the role and quality of expertise, introduction of the latest technologies, etc.).

The main topic of the conference in 2021 is "New types of insurance, promising technologies and effective methods of struggle".

During the plenary sessions it is expected to discuss a wide range of important and sensitive issues for insurers and authorities, including:

o The key directions for development of countering fraud - viewpoints of the authorities and the market.

o Fraud and online settlement - experience and lessons of the pandemic.

o Market situation and illegal actions in insurance - dynamics and assessment of prospects.

o Types of damage caused to the insurance market by fraudulent actions - economic, image and reputation.

o Trouble and threat maps. Directions of fraud migration by type of insurance and by region.

o International experience in combating insurance fraud - what is worth considering.

o Assignment of claims to the insured and the role of the financial ombudsman in reducing unlawful and unfounded claims at claim settlement.

o Insurance investigators in Russia - a long history with uncertain prospects.

o Bureau of insurance histories - implementation experience and prospects for use in various types of insurance.

o Underwriting and settlement are key areas of prevention of internal and external fraud.

o Decisions of the financial ombudsman as an object of illegal actions. Forgeries, prevention, and lawsuits.

o Interaction of insurance unions and insurance organizations with law enforcement agencies - achievements and development potential.

o Specialized structures within insurance companies - organization of work, functions, business processes and powers.

o Insurance and forensic expertise as a key tool in the fight against abuse and fraud.

o Use of modern technologies in the investigation of complex losses.

The heads and representatives of the Bank of Russia, the Eurasian Economic Commission, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the Federal Security Service, professional associations of insurers, Russian and foreign insurance organizations and reinsurance companies, leading experts and lawyers, specialists of consulting and survey companies, journalists from specialized media are invited to participate in the conference.

You can find additional information:

on the Event's web page http://www.insur-info.ru/Barrier/index.html,

by phone +7 903 245-92-21,

by email seminar@insur-info.ru.

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