I try not to learn about what the companies I work for do. It’s not by choice, you understand. Really it’s because at Descartes, not even they really knew what they did, and it was all terribly confusing and had to do with “rooting and shed-yule-ing” and was impossible to explain to your mom. And now? It’s insurance. This is not interesting to anyone. Except Insurance People. And they should be contained.

Aaaaaanyway, today we had our quarterly company meeting. And for once, there was something interesting! Fraud! One of the Directors presented on insurance/healthcare fraud and some stats and examples and how we detect it and what we do about it. As with anything, it was the examples I most enjoyed. Like the couple who had seven emergency medical claims within two years. That’s some seriously unlucky travelling they’re doing… And the guy who made the purchase protection claim for the laptop that was stolen out of his car. He’d done everything right to “minimize risk”. He hid the laptop as best he could, he locked the doors, he activated the car alarm… and he left the convertible roof open. Brilliant! Under our Director’s fraud classification system, this fell under the category of: You’ve Got To Be Kidding. 🙂

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