California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recently announced that he has awarded $34.9 million in grants to 37 district attorney offices representing 42 counties in California to combat workers compensation insurance fraud.
The grants, funded through employer assessments, support law enforcement efforts in investigating and prosecuting workers comp insurance fraud.
“The impact of fraud is felt across California as a drain on our economy,” said Commissioner Jones. “These grants will assist district attorneys across the state in uncovering workers compensation fraud schemes and prosecuting those who take advantage of the system.”
Workers comp insurance fraud includes medical provider fraud, employer premium fraud, employer defrauding employee, insider fraud, claimant fraud, and the willfully uninsured operating within the underground economy.
These cases, when successfully prosecuted, level the playing field for honest businesses and discourage future fraudulent activity.
Author Kori Shafer-Stack, Editor, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in post-injury response procedures and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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