California surgeon charged in $150M insurance scam

In Los Angeles, an orthopedic surgeon was charged as the ringleader in one of the state’s biggest health fraud schemes, which included unnecessary operations by an untrained assistant that scarred patients forever, according to indictments unsealed Tuesday. Dr. Munir Uwaydah and 14 associates, including another doctor and a lawyer, bilked insurance companies out of $150 […]

Brother, sister sentenced in workers’ comp fraud case

A brother and sister have been sentenced after pleading no contest to charges involving workers’ compensation fraud and tax evasion. etween July 2010 and July 2013, the defendants made false statements in their workers’ compensation insurance applications and policies by significantly under-reporting the number of employees and payroll in their business, Green Valley Landscaping Service, […]

The risky results of saying ‘no’ to workers comp

Workers’ comp premiums rise fast at growing organizations: the more employees they have, the higher their premiums jump. And at a quickly scaling organization, the result can be a pretty big unexpected expense at the end of the year. In the face of such rising employee-benefits costs, some employers are choosing to limit benefits, or […]

The next costly HR headache: Workers’ comp to double

It never ends. You’re already trying to comply with Obamacare. Then, you’ll have to deal with the DOL’s new overtime exemption rule changes. What’s next? A wave of workers’ compensation claims, according to one insider. Is there a way to avoid the coming workers’ comp avalanche? HR Morning