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Independence Blue Cross
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Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is the leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania. IBC and its affiliates provide coverage to nearly 3.4 million people. For nearly 70 years, Independence Blue Cross has offered quality health care products and servi
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Burnham then recognized recently retired ...
www.helpstopfraud.org, 4 Nov 2014 [cached]
Burnham then recognized recently retired IFPA Board Members, John M. Henry and Edward J. Litchko, with 2014 Fraud Fighter Awards for their years of service to insurers and insurance consumers while serving on the IFPA's Board of Directors.
Litchko, after a 28 year federal criminal law enforcement career with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, had joined Independence Blue Cross (IBC) in April 2000 as Senior Director of Corporate & Financial Investigations.
While at IBC, he had been legislatively appointed to serve on the IFPA Board from 2005 through the end of 2013 as the representative of health insurers.
had also enjoyed a parallel military career with the U.S. Army
, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Former IFPA Board Members John M. Henry and Edward Litchko Honored with Pennsylvania Fraud Fighter Awards
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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."
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"Given the size and scope of IBC, with more than 38 million claims handled annually, we simply couldn't hope to achieve our degree of effectiveness without anti-fraud technology as powerful and versatile as ViPS' STARS® and STARSentinelTM," states Edward Litchko, IBC senior director, Corporate and Financial Investigations.
IBC Press Releases
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Edward Litchko, senior director, CFID, said, "This is the third time in four years that IBC has been recognized for successfully combining the skill and experience of our auditors, analysts, and financial investigators to identify and investigate fraudulent matters." Nationally, Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies' anti-fraud investigations resulted in savings and recoveries of nearly $350 million in 2008, an increase of 43 percent from 2007, according to the BCBSA. Independence Blue Cross members can call 1-866 282-2707 to report suspected fraud, or visit www.ibx.com/about_ibc/antifraud.
PA Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority > Fighting Insurance Fraud > 2011 PA Insurance Fraud Conference > 2011 List of Presenters and Vendors
www.helpstopfraud.org, 25 Feb 2014 [cached]
Edward J. Litchko, Senior Director, Corporate and Financial Investigations Department, Independence Blue Cross