Dennis Jay is executive director of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. He has served as chief executive officer since the Coalition’s founding in 1993.
He oversees the Coalition’s three main areas: government affairs, public outreach and research.
Dennis coordinated drafting of a comprehensive model insurance fraud law, which 21 states have passed wholly or partly. In 1996, Dennis initiated breakthrough research on why Americans do and don’t tolerate insurance fraud, which was conducted again in 2007.
He is a frequent speaker on insurance fraud, and has testified before several state legislatures and the U.S. Congress.
In 2000 he initiated the chartering of the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud to educate consumers in the state about fraud. He now serves on the alliance’s board.
He serves on several national and state boards and advisory committees dealing with insurance fraud issues. In 2010, he helped initiate an anti-fraud public/private partnership involving the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the Department of Justice, private health plans, state regulators and anti-fraud organizations. He currently serves as co- chair of the executive board of the Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership (HFFP).
Dennis has authored more than 100 articles and reports on insurance fraud, and currently writes Insurance FraudBlog, a popular Internet weblog on issues and analysis of current fraud topics.
He’s a frequent public speaker on fraud issues in the U.S, and internationally. He has served as a consultant to governments, insurers and insurance organizations in Europe, South America, China, India, Singapore. Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
In 2003, Fraud International magazine named him “Fraud Fighter of the Year” for his efforts in leading anti-fraud initiatives during the first ten years of the Coalition’s existence. The website Insurance-Portal.com named Dennis one of the 100 most powerful people in the insurance industry in the U.S.
He formerly served as vice president of communications for the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents. He holds a BA in business administration.