By CSLEA Member Services Representative Jim Laughlin
BENICIA - On March 21, 2018, the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) conducted a membership outreach event with CSLEA members at the Department of Insurance in Benicia.
California consumers rely on insurance to protect them in the event of loss or damage to homes, vehicles, and health. Insurance investigators and detectives combat insurance fraud by investigating cases and assisting in prosecutions.
The Department of Insurance utilizes two highly specialized classifications, investigators and detectives. Insurance investigators focus primarily on the insurance supply side including premium theft, senior citizen abuse, illegal bail practices, health insurance violations and unlicensed activity.
Insurance detectives focus on the user side including auto insurance claim fraud and staged accidents, workers compensation fraud, property claim fraud and healthcare fraud.
CSLEA is proud of the work that these highly skilled professionals do to protect California consumers.