Special Investigation Unit
SIU stands for Special Investigation Unit. SIU works alongside local law enforcement agencies such as the RCMP and local police departments. Together they investigate such varied claims as bodily injury, theft, fire, and hit and run. In detecting and recovering costs from fraudulent claims, they save Manitobans millions of dollars.
For the 2016-17 fiscal year, SIU closed 2,560 claim investigations. Some of these investigations resulted in criminal charges, others in suspicious claims being withdrawn, for a net result of over $6.6 million in claims cost savings.