The New York State Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (NYSSIU), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997, has recently welcomed Edward Kurathowski of American Transit Insurance Company (ATIC) to its Board of Directors.
On July 31, Kurathowski joined members of local, state, and federal law enforcement and prosecutors who are involved in or provide special expertise or services, for the investigation and/or prosecution of insurance fraud crimes.
NYSSIU was founded to encourage high professional standards of conduct among insurance professionals and support legislation that acts as a deterrent to insurance fraud crimes. Its mission is to promote a coordinated effort within the insurance industry to combat insurance fraud, as well as develop and promote awareness of the rampant problem of insurance fraud by providing education and training seminars throughout New York State.
Edward Kurathowski, an insurance investigative professional for over 27 years, states, “Insurance fraud has become increasingly sophisticated and its consequences negatively impact all of us. I look forward to working with NYSSIU and supporting its mission to fight fraud and protect our industry and the public we serve.”
Ralph Bisceglia, ATIC President and Chief Executive Officer said, “We congratulate Edward on this important appointment. ATIC has a long-standing commitment to our clients to provide excellent service at a fair price. Insurance fraud is a crime and a threat to all of us.”
Kurathowski joined ATIC in 2019 as the Director of Special Investigations Unit. He has over 26 years of experience in all areas of claim handling, claim investigation, major case investigations, declaratory judgment actions, and the supervision of SIU Investigators and staff.