UPC INSURANCE Field Investigator - Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Salary in the United States

How much does a Field Investigator - Special Investigations Unit (SIU) make at companies like UPC INSURANCE in the United States? The average salary for Field Investigator - Special Investigations Unit (SIU) at companies like UPC INSURANCE in the United States is $76,297 as of August 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $61,155 and $91,439. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a Field Investigator - Special Investigations Unit (SIU) do at companies like UPC INSURANCE?


Summary: The Field Investigator - Special Investigations Unit (“SIU”) services territory in the States of Texas and Louisiana.  This is a work-from-home position.  Property Adjusters are encouraged to apply.

The Field Investigator - Special Investigations Unit (“SIU”) provides specialized investigative and advisory services, particularly when claim or underwriting fraud is suspected, and develops innovative and long-term fraud detection and prevention programs, and supports public entities and other industry groups in prosecution of insurance fraud.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates an ability to successfully investigate common fraud schemes and develops investigative strategies.
  • Reviews initial referrals, evaluates claim and underwriting information to identify appropriate resource and investigative strategies.
  • Develops and presents verbal and written investigative and management reports.
  • Serves as a resource to team members. Assists in the delivery of fraud awareness training initiatives throughout UPC Insurance.
  • Consistently manages workload to maximize capacity. Participates in planning and business meetings.
  • Acquires and applies a working knowledge of state laws and regulations pertaining to insurance fraud.
  • Identifies, establishes and cultivates external relationships with industry, law enforcement and other contacts involved in fraud investigation, detection and prevention.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None.


Required Skills:

  • Six months of P&C claims adjusting OR 2 years law enforcement, investigative experience.
  • Licensed Adjuster or ability to obtain an Adjuster License.
  • Good analytical abilities to review, exercise judgment and evaluate information.
  • Very good understanding of the elements of intent, material misrepresentation, intentional acts, aggressive good faith, and jurisdictional immunity statutes.
  • Ability to work independently with self-initiative and limited direction.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to obtain information from others and deliver information to others orally or in written form.
  • Excellent computer skills are needed due to multiple claim systems, investigative databases, and jurisdictional online reporting requirements.
  • Organization skills; Business math Skills; Business telephone skills.
  • Ability to carry out detailed written or verbal instructions; ability to respond to requests effectively and efficiently. Ability to work effectively without supervision and direction and exhibit good common sense.

Education and/or Experience:

  • College degree is not a prerequisite for this position; however, incumbents should possess such skills and knowledge as are normally gained in the successful completion of a 4-year college program or equivalent experience.
  • Insurance coursework (I.e. IIA, FCLS, SCLA, CIFI), is beneficial.
  • On-going continuing education as required by state regulations.
  • Knowledge of claims handling, state laws, compliance requirements and insurance regulations.
  • Minimum of six months prior experience in compliance, regulation, SIU or an insurance-related field is beneficial.


  • Possess a solid command of the claims/SIU policies and procedures; exhibits sound interpretation of polices & procedures in investigating and resolving claims.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must perform well in high-energy, dynamic and team-oriented environments.
  • Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish working relationships with individuals at varying levels within the organization.
  • Demonstrate integrity with a professional environment.
  • Ability to adapt to new situations and learn quickly.

Other Abilities/Skills:

  • Desire to seek industry certifications as needed.
$61,155 Low Average $76,297 High $91,439

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