Award Nominations

FIFEC AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE: Saturday, MAY 4, 2019

 

The Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC) is currently seeking Award nominations of exceptional individuals for the 27th Annual Joint DIFS/SIU Conference in Orlando, Florida June 5-7, 2019 representing the following Award Categories:

 

Law Enforcement Insurance Fraud Fighter of the Year

 

Nominations are limited to specific cases/investigations concluded in 2018-2019. This category is  inclusive of Florida law enforcement detectives, law enforcement analyst, and law enforcement prosecutors. The nominee should be the individual who was the lead person involved in the investigation/case – Management is not eligible for nomination of this Award.

 

Insurance Industry Fraud Fighter of the Year

 

Nominations are limited to specific cases/investigations concluded in 2018-2019. This category is inclusive of a Florida insurance investigator, or an insurance analyst, or an insurance defense attorney. The nominee should be the individual who was the lead person involved in the investigation/case. Management is not eligible for nomination of this Award.

 

The Guy E. “Sandy” Burnette Insurance Fraud Fighter Team Award

 

Nominations are limited to specific cases/investigations concluded in 2018-2019. This Award

incorporates the joint efforts of  multiple agencies and companies involved in the fight against

insurance fraud: i.e. NICB, FBI, Law Enforcement, Insurance Investigators, and Analysts. The

Guy E. “Sandy” Burnette Fraud Fighter Team Award members of this category should be the

individuals who were lead person involved in the investigation/case. Management is not eligible

for nomination of this Award.

 

The Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service Award

 

The Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor and most prestigious award

presented to individuals by the FIFEC Board of Directors. It recognizes an individual member of

the profession who has had a sustained impact at the local, national or international level that

resulted in significant contributions to pursuing and eliminating insurance fraud. This award

celebrates those who embody the intellect, integrity, leadership, and accomplishment that define

absolute excellence in in the fraud fighting profession.

 

Nominations are not limited to a specific year; however, the “years” and related “activities” of the nominee’s involvement are requested.

 

The Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service Award is not necessarily an annual award, but rather a special recognition that may or may not be awarded each year.

 

The nominee for this category should be an individual who has significantly contributed to the public’s understanding of insurance fraud’s impact on society, and how they may be proactive in the fight against insurance fraud.

 

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FAQ

 

Who Should Submit?

FIFEC is interested in receiving nominations and recognizing individuals for their exceptional/successful insurance fraud investigations and industry service through insurance fraud deterrence, detection, investigation, and prosecution disciplines.

Nomination Requirements:

 

  1. The nominee must be the primary or lead investigator/detective who completed the majority of the investigative task that proved the fraud or the analyst that discovered the facts that initiated the investigation. One or more significant events of the investigation must have occurred during the award year of the (2018-2019).  Significant events should include the analysis that initiated the investigation, majority of analytical/investigative activities, indictments/criminal charges filed or civil actions
  2. Nominee may not be a recipient of the Award he/she is being nominated for within the past 3 years.
  3. Nominees must be at least one of the following: a Florida member in good standing with IASIU; a Florida law enforcement officer; an employee of the Florida Division of Investigative & Forensic Services; a Florida prosecutor/insurance defense attorney in good standing with the Florida Bar.
  4. Nominations for all categories (except the Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service Award) are limited to specific investigations/cases concluded in 2018 or 2019.
  5. The nominee may not be a member of the Awards Committee.
  6. Nominations must be submitted on or before Saturday, May 4, 2019.

 

I submitted a nomination. Now what?

 

  • FIFEC will confirm the receipt of your nomination via email. The Awards Committee may contact you to discuss additional details or nomination status, if merited.
  • The nominee will be sent a copy of your nomination write-up with a questionnaire for information regarding their specific identification, their background, and an opportunity to submit additional information regarding their investigation/case, and document/photo upload.  This questionnaire must be returned by the nominee within 7 days of its receipt or the nomination may be ineligible for consideration;
  • All qualified nominees will be recognized during the Awards Ceremony/Luncheon on Thursday, June 6, 2019. During this ceremony the Award recipients will be announced and presented Award trophies honoring their outstanding contributions to the fight against insurance fraud.

 

For additional FIFEC Awards information, please e-mail us at awards@FIFEC.org and add this e-mail address to your safe senders list.

 

FIFEC reserves the right to disqualify or exclude any nomination that does not fully meet and maintain the high standards that reflect the mission of FIFEC.  In order to be considered for a FIFEC award, nominees must be a Florida member in good standings with IASIU, a law enforcement officer, and employee of DIFS or a prosecutor/insurance attorney.

 

The FIFEC Awards Committee and FIFEC Executive Committee decisions are final.

 

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CHAIR

Janice Young

Retired - SIU

904-343-3959

fifec.secretary@gmail.com

 

VICE-CHAIR

Chief Evangelina Brooks

Division of Investigative and Forensic Services

400 W Robinson St., Suite S-823, Hurston Bldg, Orlando,FL 32801

407-316-4833 Office

Evangelina.Brooks@myfloridacfo.com

Rick Wakefield

IHC Academy, 3657 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA 30120

770-926-0062 Office

DRW@IHCacademy.com

 

Jarred Dichek

Law Offices of Kubicki Draper

305-982-6616 Office

jd@kubickidraper.com

Angie Potts

IHC Academy, 3657 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA 30120

770-926-0062 Office

apotts@ihcacademy.com

Anthony Parker

Direct General Insurance

904-536-5389 Office

anthony.parker@NGIC.com

 

 

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