June 19, 2018

NY State Thruway Authority Worker Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

Buffalo, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced the guilty plea of a New York State Thruway Authority worker who defrauded the Workers’ Compensation system and stole over $5,000 in benefits to which he was not entitled. Dean Anthony, of Sanborn, pleaded guilty in Town of Cambria Court to Petit Larceny. He is due to pay full restitution of $5,211.81 at the time of sentencing on June 5, 2018. An investigation by Inspector General Leahy Scott found…[Continue Reading]

WI Crackdown on Worker Misclassification Nets $1.4 Million in Unpaid Taxes, Interest & Penalties

Madison, WI – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Ray Allen recently announced that due to the department’s efforts to combat the misclassification of workers in Wisconsin across numerous industries, the state netted $1.4 million in unpaid Unemployment Insurance (UI) taxes, interest and associated penalties. This figure doesn’t include the additional dollars brought into the UI Trust Fund due to continued compliance with UI tax law. The state’s efforts to reduce worker misclassification…[Continue Reading]

NY Taxi Company Owner Charged with Six-Figure Medicaid Theft & Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

Binghampton, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced the arrest of the owner of a Binghamton taxi company on multiple charges alleging a years-long scheme in which he stole more than $105,000 in public health care benefits while operating a business without providing Workers’ Compensation coverage to its employees as required by law, and without a valid license to operate a taxi company…[Continue Reading]

NJ Woman Charged with $46,000 in Fraud After Collecting Dead Mother’s Workers’ Comp Benefits

Trenton, NJ – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor recently announced that a Hudson County woman has been charged with stealing more than $46,000 by fraudulently collecting her mother’s worker’s compensation dependency benefits for nearly three years after she died. Wanda Berry, 53, of Jersey City, was indicted on charges of second-degree insurance fraud and third-degree theft by deception in an indictment handed up by a state…[Continue Reading]

TX Landscape Company Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud

Pflugerville, TX – A Pflugerville landscape company pleaded guilty March 21 to misrepresenting its payroll so it could pay less for workers’ compensation coverage. Jammers Groundscapes entered the plea in a Travis County District Court and was ordered to pay $400,000 to Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the workers’ compensation carrier. The conviction resulted from a Texas Mutual investigation. The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation’s (DWC) prosecution…[Continue Reading]

WorkWell Introduces New Service Stressing Employee Experience and Research-Based Data Model

Duluth, MN -(PRWeb)- WorkWell Prevention & Care recently announced a new approach to onsite physical therapy that reduces soft tissue injury claims and workers’ compensation costs in corporations. The new service, WorkWell OnSite Flex Fit, stresses the employee experience, emphasizing creating in-person relationships with therapists that facilitate fast treatment and encourage prevention coaching. The service is backed by a new data model, field-tested through 70,000 physical therapy…[Continue Reading]

Bunker Partners with Chubb on New Insurance Product Development for Gig Economy

San Francisco, CA -(PRNewswire)- The Future of Work is here, as organizations are increasingly prioritizing a flexible workforce as a critical element of their strategy. By 2027, MBO Partners predicts 58% of Americans will either be freelance workers, or will have previously worked as a freelancer. Insurance has been a primary barrier to this movement, which is why Bunker is excited to announce its partnership with Chubb. “We’re thrilled to be working with Chubb, adding them as one of our key…[Continue Reading]

AR Insurance Commissioner Announces Lower Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates

Little Rock, AR – Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr recently released the following statement after approving a decrease in workers’ compensation cost of 15.4% in overall loss in the voluntary market and a 14.9% rate decrease in overall average assigned risk, effective July 1: “The significant rate reduction shows that policies in Arkansas are making it a welcome place for business and new employment opportunities. It is important to also thank our state’s employers and workers who mind workplace…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Day Care Owner Guilty of Work Comp Fraud

Columbus, OH – A Columbus day care owner and nursing assistant recently pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony count of workers’ compensation fraud after her former employer reported her to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for the crime. Sharrounda Fuller, 42, must pay $11,514 in restitution to her former employer, a home health care company, and serve five years of probation, according to her sentence in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. “The employer is self-insured…[Continue Reading]

GA AG Carr Commends State Assembly for Passing Measure on Opioid Drug Testing for State Workforce

Atlanta, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr recently made the following statement on House Bill 701. The legislation aims to include drug testing for all forms of opioids, including semi-synthetic and synthetic, for those state employees who are already required by state law to undergo testing. It passed through the House of Representatives and the Senate with respective votes of 159 – 1 and 51 – 0. “Opioid abuse and misuse is ravaging our state and nation,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “We have to continue…[Continue Reading]

  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn