Dallas firm to start handling Fort Worth workers’ comp claims

Dallas-based York Risk Services Group will take over handling the city of Fort Worth’s workers’ compensation claims beginning Nov. 1, pending City Council approval. The company, a provider of insurance services including claims management and managed care, has managed workers’ comp claims for more than 5,800 public entities, including cities, county and states, according to […]

Little-known program gives workers a place to turn when stress spikes

When the stresses of work and home hit an all-time high, Marissa turned to the company’s employee assistance program (EAP), a little known and highly underutilized employee benefit designed to help employees deal with personal issues that that can adversely impact their job performance, health and well-being. Data provided by Interface EAP shows employee use […]

Cook pleads no contest to workers comp fraud

A Marina man pleaded no contest to workers’ compensation fraud in Monterey County Superior Court last week, the Monterey County District Attorney’s office said. Sven Hoffman, 56, was charged with one felony count of making a false statement for the purpose of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits and one felony count of knowingly failing to disclose […]

Santa Clara County receives $2.6 million grant to combat fraud

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office will have an additional $2,626,811 in funding to investigate and prosecute cases involving workers’ compensation fraud, it was announced Wednesday. The grant was among 37 awarded by the California Department of Insurance in the 2015-16 fiscal year. The agency has earmarked a total $34.95 million for anti-fraud programs […]