Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud

Paybacks for Kickbacks

Some fraudsters seek to get rich by filing false claims with insurance companies, thinking they are only hurting a big corporation, rather than stealing from individuals. What they may not realize is that health insurance fraud causes premiums to go up and benefits to...

No Small Matter

Sometimes what seems like a small thing can snowball into a very big thing, as is often the case with workers’ compensation fraud. A Modesto, Calif., man may have thought it was a small matter to underreport the number of staff at his employment...

Overstaying Your Benefits

In most cases, injured workers legitimately qualify for and begin to collect deserved benefits. However, there are times when deceptive workers decide to forego returning to work even though they are physically and mentally able to do so. (This is called workers’ compensation fraud.)...

Pay Now or Pay Later

People who commit workers’ compensation fraud are either trying to steal from the system or avoid paying the necessary premiums for their employees’ coverage. These unscrupulous individuals don’t realize just how serious their crimes are, until they are caught. (Then it’s too late.) Today’s fraudster...

Fraud’s Fast Track to Prison

People need to have confidence in their healthcare providers and in the government programs that help cover their healthcare costs. That was the message from a federal judge when he sentenced a San Antonio man to seven years in federal prison for his role...

Bogus Bonuses

Workplace performance bonuses are a great thing, unless they are driven by incentives that can send you to jail. That is the case for a pair of Texas women who were convicted recently on six counts of healthcare fraud that involved overbilling the federal...

Double-Dipping Dilemma

When will unscrupulous people figure out that they can’t double-dip on workers’ compensation claims? (Most likely, never.) A double-dipping lesson came too late for a man from Kingwood, Texas, who was recently convicted of workers’ compensation fraud. (Hindsight is 20-20 they say.) The Texan received a...

Hotline Hucksters

A good example of a sacred business relationship is the one between a patient and their doctor. When that trust is breached, it has a ripple effect throughout the healthcare system. Consider the case in California where 32 healthcare professionals, lawyers and marketers have been...

Paying Respects – Not

When a loved one who collects government benefits dies, the right thing to do is to notify the office that administers the program. (In fact, it’s required.) That’s not to say program administrators won’t be sympathetic to your grief, but even sympathy has its...

Pay Now or Pay Later

Paying workers “under the table” to avoid paying the IRS is not unusual, but it is illegal. In fact, it is considered to be tax fraud, which is a felony. A Montana man recently found out how high the stakes are for getting caught for...
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