May 22, 2017

NY State Psych Center Employee Falsified Report to Get Workers’ Comp

New York State Seal

Albany, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced the arrest of a Central New York Psychiatric Center employee who falsified an incident report to fraudulently obtain Workers’ Compensation benefits by asserting that she was violently attacked by a patient when in fact she was the aggressor…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Office Manager Gets Diversion Program for Fudging Payroll Reports

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Hocking County woman who falsified payroll reports to save her employer more than $52,000 in workers’ compensation premiums will avoid a criminal record for her actions if she successfully completes a diversion program by July 20. But Carla Mohler must plead guilty to workers’ compensation fraud if she fails to do the following…[Continue Reading]

NY Construction Co Owner Indicted for Manslaughter After Wall Collapse

Kings County DA

Brooklyn, NY – Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with New York City Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark G. Peters, New York City Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regional Administrator Robert Kulick recently announced that the owner…[Continue Reading]

NYSIF Announces Expanded Pay As You Go Program Eligibility


Albany, NY – NYSIF recently announced expanded eligibility of its pay-as-you-go premium payment plan, NYSIF PAYGO, by eliminating its premium thresholds. Previously available only to policyholders with an annual premium below $250,000, NYSIF PAYGO is now available to the majority of NYSIF policyholders, regardless of premium size…[Continue Reading]

Federal Prisoner Adds Workers’ Comp Fraud to Record

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Cleveland-area man serving time in a federal prison on corruption charges recently added workers’ compensation fraud to his rap sheet when he pleaded guilty to the fifth-degree felony in a Franklin County courtroom. A judge sentenced James Todt, 50, of Brecksville, to nine months in prison, to be served concurrently with…[Continue Reading]

Cleveland Doctor Sentenced on Drug Trafficking, Fraud Charges

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Cleveland doctor was recently sentenced on felony charges of drug trafficking and workers’ compensation fraud paid $30,000 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and will no longer work in the BWC system. Dr. Stephen Bernie, 77, also received a six-month suspended prison sentence and a year of…[Continue Reading]

NSC: 58% of Construction Workers Say Safety Takes a Back Seat to Productivity

National Safety Council

Itasca, IL – A National Safety Council survey recently found 58% of Americans working in construction – the industry that sees the most workplace fatalities each year – feel that safety takes a back seat to productivity and completing job tasks. What’s more, 51% say management does only the minimum required by law to keep employees safe…[Continue Reading]

NAMSAP Sets Venue and Dates for 2017 Annual Conference


Elmhurst, IL – The National Alliance for Medicare Set-Aside Professionals announced that the 14th Annual NAMSAP Educational Conference, the MSP Policy Palooza 2017, will be held September 27-29 in Baltimore. Designed for professionals who are involved in Medicare Secondary Payer compliance and Medicare Set-Aside allocation and preparation…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC SID: Social Networking Site Reveals Workers’ Comp Cheater

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Most professionals use LinkedIn to showcase their experience, stay connected in the business community and perhaps land that dream job one day. For Kandice M. Klink Jones of Columbus, it didn’t work out so well. Instead, her LinkedIn profile tipped off her employer that she was working when she was supposed to be off work due…[Continue Reading]

Today: Marsh Workers’ Comp Webcast: Strategies for Containing Pharmacy Costs


New York, NY – Marsh recently announced that Today, Wednesday, May 10, at 2 p.m. EDT, its Workers’ Compensation Center of Excellence will host the second installment of its four-part quarterly workers’ compensation webcast series in 2017. During the webcast, the panel will discuss strategies employers can use to: Reduce their use of…[Continue Reading]

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