Mr. Werkheiser has over 34 years of experience in Insurance Claims handling and SIU investigations in multiple lines of insurance as a Claims Representative, Special Investigation Unit (SIU) Investigator, SIU Supervisor, SIU General Adjuster and SIU Manager. He is currently the Director of Special Investigations for Command Investigations and is responsible for all non-surveillance field investigation functions and SIU Compliance for the enterprise.
He also serves as the contract Director of Special Investigations for multiple insurance carrier and TPA clients and consults on the SIU functions for several other carriers in the US and Canada. He has worked with multiple Municipal Joint Insurance Funds/Pools handling Police Professional Liability; Municipal Officials E&O and other governmental liability claims in both State and Federal Courts. He has extensive claims and compliance experience in the alternative risk market including captives, RRG’s, self-insureds and MGA/fronting company programs.
He has managed over 7,000 surveillance assignments and handled or supervised hundreds of claims and SIU investigations in multiple lines of insurance in over 40 states in the US and 4 Canadian Provinces.
He holds AIC and FCLS designations and has provided SIU training to multiple organizations across the US. He was the founding member of the NM Chapter of IASIU and served on the Board of Directors of chapters based in PA, CO, NM and AZ. He is a member of IASIU, the Anti-Fraud Alliance, CLM and the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. Beginning in 2024, he will serve as Command’s representative at the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.
Mr. Werkheiser served as a Firefighter, Firefighter/EMT and Rescue Squad crew chief in fire/rescue departments in PA, NJ and WI. He is a 48-year member of the National Ski Patrol and is currently an Alpine Patroller at Big Bear Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, CA.