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This course explains how insurers comply with state-mandated special investigation unit regulations, including such topics as the regulations themselves, what they impose on the insurer, and how the insurer will fulfill the regulations. 

The course covers the following:

  1. All of the Special Investigation Unit Regulations imposed by – as an example – the California regulations.
  2. The need to train integral anti-fraud personnel in how to recognize potential insurance fraud.
  3. The need to create a special fraud investigation unit.
  4. Training by the special investigation unit.
  5. Training of all claims personnel in recognizing insurance fraud.
  6. How to train claims personnel to recognize the red flags of fraud.
  7. An explanation of the function of an SIU.
  8. The statutes that require a fraud investigation unit or SIU.
  9. An explanation of the Insurance Fraud Prevention Acts.
  10. The immunities provided to fraud investigators.
  11. The red flags of fraud.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the many red flags, or indicators, of fraud,
  • Explore why an SIU is required.
  • Recognize the obligation of the insurer to maintain a special fraud investigation unit.
  • Recognize the indicators of fraud that require an SIU investigation.
  • Recognize the statutory immunities provided to insurers who conduct a suspected fraud investigation.
  • Identify the requirement that the SIU train all integral anti-fraud personnel to recognize insurance fraud attempts.
  • Explore the importance of a thorough fraud investigation.


No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 ext. 106, or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
  10:32Introduction to Compliance with Special Investigation Unit Regulations
  4:29Function, Purpose and Procedure of SIU
  14:16Types of Property Insurance Fraud
  8:44CIC Sections 1871, 533; CPC Sections 550, 548; CIC Sections 1871.1 & 1872.4
  14:23Insurance Code Sections 1872.4, 1875.2, and 1873
  4:44Recognizing False Documents
  57:08Compliance with Special Investigation Unit Regulations
  PDFSlides: Compliance with Special Investigation Unit Regulations
  PDFCompliance with Special Investigation Unit Regulations Glossary