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InterGlobal Wins Two Major Counter-Fraud Awards

International health insurer InterGlobal won two major industry awards at the annual Health Industry Counter Fraud Group (HICFG) annual conference held in November 2013 – the International PMI Company of the Year and Scott Doyle Award for the HICFG Personality of the Year.

The awards recognise InterGlobal’s commitment to preventing and detecting fraud within the health insurance industry.

The International PMI Company of the Year is awarded to the company that has contributed the most to preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse within the industry. The judges recognised InterGlobal’s contribution and its support for other leading insurers through training and development. “The award was well deserved in that it went to a company that has been at the forefront of industry prevention, innovation and detection” said the judges.

The inaugural Scott Doyle Award for the HICFG Personality of the Year was won by Jim Stedall, InterGlobal’s Group Head of Claims & Service. “Jim has had an enormous impact on the insurance industry’s fight against fraud and waste. He is a natural leader and has fantastic vision” said the judges. The award was created in memory of Scott Doyle, a much admired and loved HICFG colleague from Cigna USA.

HICFG is an industry initiative to prevent and detect fraud, supported by around 30 leading UK health insurers. InterGlobal has taken a leadership position in the group. Jim Stedall is a member of the steering group, helping to set HICFG’s strategy and direction.

Stephen Hartigan, Chief Executive, InterGlobal said “These two prestigious awards recognised the commitment and efforts of Jim Stedall and his team in combating fraud for the benefit of all our members. At InterGlobal we are committed to paying every legitimate claim as quickly and efficiently as possible. Unfortunately all insurers find there are some cases of deliberate fraud. We are extremely vigilant in cracking down on these as dishonest claims and overcharging hurt all our members through increased premiums. Our success in combating fraud and containing costs has made an important contribution to our ability to announce premium increases well below the prevailing level of medical cost inflation.”

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