8 charged in workers’ compensation kickback scheme

Eight people are facing federal charges in San Diego in what prosecutors call a kickback scheme that involved tens of thousands of dollars in bribes and $25 million in improper workers’ compensation claims. U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy said Tuesday that the indictments are the first in a wave of charges targeting workers’ compensation fraud. New […]

Feds say patients bought, sold in bribery scheme

A San Diego chiropractor and other Southern California medical professionals have been charged with buying and selling hundreds of patients like a commodity in a combined $25 million bribery scheme that defrauded state workers’ compensation insurance companies, according to indictments unsealed in San Diego federal court last week. The charges that resulted from the investigations […]

Laguna Hills man sentenced to prison in tax evasion and fraud scheme

A Laguna Hills man was sentenced in Orange County Superior Court on Friday to a year and four months in prison for owing nearly $2 million in a tax evasion and fraud scheme. In February, Rand Robert Gordon, 61, pleaded guilty to a laundry list of felony counts that includes misrepresenting facts to the State […]

If your job makes you sick, you may be out of luck

When you’re injured on the job, it is a fairly straightforward process to recoup costs to treat the damage. But what happens when your job makes you sick? For chronic illnesses caused by a job, there’s a more complex and often ambiguous path to getting compensated. Healthline

2.4 million reasons to monitor claim costs: Five lessons

Employers should regularly and carefully monitor the cost of claims even if those claims are handled by a major insurance company or third-party administrator. That is the key takeaway from the Nov. 10, 2015, decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the earlier decision by a federal magistrate who presided […]

How to control workers’ comp costs

If you are a typical security dealer, workers’ compensation costs — or the threat of them — can quickly become a major expense burden. Almost every business in the United States that has employees must deal with the cost of workers’ compensation, so you are not alone in this potentially damaging liability. Security InfoWatch