Preventing insurance fraud

At Markel Specialty, we take insurance fraud seriously. Staffed with dedicated professionals having both law enforcement and insurance experience, our Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is dedicated to fighting fraud to protect all of our customers.  According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, workers' compensation fraud totals $5 billion dollars a year and this cost is unfairly passed on to employees, consumers and the general public.

Markel SIU investigates all types of workers' compensation fraud including:

  • Applicant fraud
  • Claimant fraud
  • Provider fraud (Legal, Medical and Other Services)
  • Premium fraud

To report suspected fraud, call the Fraud Hotline at 888-281-5155 or email us at