The Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority (IFPA) and the Pennsylvania Chapters of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU) honored John M. Henry, retired Motorists Insurance Group Senior Investigator, and Edward J. Litchko, retired Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Senior Director of Corporate & Financial Investigations, with 2014 Fraud Fighter Awards.
While at IBC − southeastern Pennsylvania's leading health insurer serving over 2.2 million people − Litchko was selected by state legislators to serve as health insurance representative on the IFPA Board of Directors, doing so from 2005 until his retirement from IBC in 2013.
completed a 28-year federal criminal law enforcement career with the Internal Revenue Service
(IRS), capped by his
heading of the Philadelphia, Newark, NJ and Foreign IRS field offices as Chief (Special Agent-In-Charge).
As a graduate of Maryland Military Academy, Litchko also served in the United States Army, retiring in 2002 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He received an undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting at Bloomsburg University, and attended the MBA program at the University of Baltimore.
"It has been the experience and wisdom of John and Ed
in guiding the IFPA
that has ensured that Pennsylvania's criminal prosecutors have the tools to combat this public threat."