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KD Sponsors and Participates at the 2022 FIFEC Annual Conference

June 6, 2022

We are a proud sponsor of the 2022 Florida Institute Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC) Annual Conference taking place this week from June 8-10 in Orlando, Florida. We are also excited about our team being slated to present several topics! We hope to see you in their sessions, but if not, come by our photobooth and say hello! We look forward to seeing you!  For more information, or to register please click here.

Day 1
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 
Time: 1:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Title: The Story of a Bartender, a Local Radio Celebrity and a Fraudulent Accident
Presenters: Jarred Dichek (KD), Narcy Fajardo-Sanchez (Progressive), Kelvin Gomez (MetLife/Farmers Insurance Company)
Description: This is an intermediate level course that will walk attendees through the investigation of a fraudulent accident where PIP, UM, and BI claims were made. The course will discuss the red flags that indicated possible fraud, what investigative tools a special investigator has at their disposal to determine if fraud is occurring, how to gather evidence that will be admissible at trial during the investigation, how to pursue a fraud claim in court and what elements are needed to be proved.

Day 2
Thursday, June 9, 2022 
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Title: Florida 4 Hour Law and Ethics Update
Presenters: Michael Carney, Caryn Bellus, Gregory Prusak, Michael Walsh
Description: This course will discuss and update Florida adjusters on regulatory matters, Florida case law update and ethics.

Title: A Covid Year in Review for First Party Claims
Time: 10:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Presenters: Anthony Atala (KD), Erika Cordovi (KD), Barbara Fox (KD), Carl Nemeth, Jr., (Tower Hill Insurance Group), Jennifer Newell (FedNat Insurance Company)
Description: 2020 was the year of the unknown, and 2021 proved to be as challenging. However, that did not curve fraudulent first party claims in Florida. This course will highlight some of the trends seen in the last couple of years, such as Engineering Inspections, Weather Events in 2020, Senate Bill 76, Hot Litigation Topics, and Attorney Discipline, and how these same issues are affecting 2022 and beyond. The panelists include 2 SIU Managers discussing how their teams have been able to investigate these fraudulent claims.

Title: Investigating Mechanical Damage in Homeowner Wind Claims and How to Identify and Handle Fraudulent Claim Activity
Time: 4:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Presenters: Stefanie Capps (KD), Marc Leonard (Rimkus Consulting Group)
Description: This course will discuss forensic evaluation, possible human involvement and fraudulent conduct in homeowner’s insurance claims and strategies for investigation and handling.

Day 3
Friday, June 10, 2022 
Time:  10:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Title: Combating Fraudulent and/or Excessive Attorneys’ Fee Demands
Presenters: Jarred Dichek (KD), Sara Engel (The Engel Firm), Allison Harke (Allison Clasby Harke P.A.)
Description: Learn how to evaluate attorney fee demands, how to effectively review time sheets and identify over-billing, fraudulent billing, and improper billing. Guests will learn how a fee hearing works, how to use attorney fee experts, and what case law and rules support denial of certain billing entries.


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