San Luis Obispo
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced $32 million in Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud grants statewide to aid district attorneys in investigation and prosecution efforts, according to agency.
"Workers compensation insurance fraud is a costly problem in California," Jones said. "As the economy struggles to recover, fraud of this type creates an additional strain on the system. We must protect those injured workers who need care and compensation so they can return to work in a timely manner and bring to justice those who seek to cheat the system."(WCxKit)
The grant funding is the result of assessments on California employers that are determined annually by the Fraud Assessment Commission. Counties submit applications to the department, which convenes the Workers Compensation Grant Review Panel that then reviews and makes grant funding recommendations based on multiple criteria including previous-year performance.
The panel then forwards a recommendation to the insurance commissioner who either accepts or amends the panel's recommendation. Once completed, the commissioner's recommendation is submitted to the Fraud Assessment Commission for their advice and consent.
The Fraud Assessment Commission agreed with the commissioner's recommendations in their meeting last month, ratifying the grant allocations.(WCxKit)
A List of California WC Fraud-Fighting Funding:
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