EMC Insurance Selects FRISS for Fraud Detection

The insurer will use FRISS to flag suspect claims, provide insights to the SIU, and also speed the processing of claims with no fraud indicators.

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EMC Insurance Companies, a Des Moines-based property/casualty insurer has selected FRISS’ (Chicago/Utrecht, Netherlands) fraud detection technology. EMC will use FRISS’ hybrid detection engine to automatically flag suspicious insurance claims to give the insurer’s team actionable insights to begin investigations. The insurer will also use the FRISS Solution to highlight claims with no suspicious indicators, enabling straight-through processing and quick handling of legitimate claims, according to a vendor statement.

“For us it’s not just about finding fraud,” comments Laurie Salz, Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Operations Director, EMC. “We want to give our customers the best possible experience from the moment they consider working with EMC all the way through closing out a claim.”

“Unfortunately, implementing faster processes can also make certain types of fraud easier to commit,” Salz adds. “FRISS will enable us to confidently act quickly for the vast majority of our customers, while at the same time immediately identifying suspicious cases for investigation. We are excited to be ahead of the game when it comes to this type of digital transformation.”

Jeroen Morrenhof, CEO, FRISS.

Working During the Entire Policy Lifecycle

FRISS reports that its artificial intelligence-driven models work seamlessly through the entire policy lifecycle to predict evolving fraud schemes. Combined with expert knowledge rules, internal and external database searches, advanced text mining and more, each policy application and claim will be screened in real time, the vendor says.

“We’re thrilled to be working together with EMC to reduce insurance fraud and further increase profitability,” said Jeroen Morrenhof, FRISS CEO and Co-founder. “We believe insurance is a beautiful thing, and we hate to see honest customers suffer because of the dishonesty of others. We’ve been fighting and reversing this trend for over a decade.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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