CEGA contributes to TV investigation

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CEGA’s Special Investigations division is due to contribute to an episode of the 10th series of the BBC’s Claimed and Shamed. The episode will air this Thursday on BBC1.

On the programme, Simon Cook, CEGA’s Head of Technical Claims, will explain to what is hoped to be a large viewership about the severe consequences waiting for those who submit fraudulent travel insurance claims, and expound upon the lengths to which insurers will go to detect and punish dodgy claims, no matter how far away the perpetrators might try to run. Real-life case studies will be used to illustrate the points.

“Unearthing dishonest claims on behalf of our insurer clients helps clients remain competitive and ensures that honest claimants are paid as quickly as possible,” said Cook. “But reducing travel insurance fraud is as much about deterring fraudsters as detecting fraud itself, and the BBC is a very effective channel through which to do this. Our long-running participation in BBC1’s Claimed and Shamed series is just one example of our commitment to constantly find innovative new ways to support our insurer clients in the fight against fraud. Among other activities, we also identify emerging fraud trends, invest in cutting-edge training for front-end claims teams and work in collaboration with Charles Taylor Adjusting to add our fraud investigation services to Charles Taylor’s loss adjusting offering. In addition, we stem insurer losses well beyond the travel insurance market, in the personal accident, household, health and life sectors.”