Eight individuals were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, charges related to defrauding Ohio’s workers’ compensation system in April 2016. These court actions are the result of investigations conducted by BWC’s Special Investigations Department (SID). “Investigating and putting an end to fraud helps protect the benefits of injured workers and keep employers’ premiums down,” said … Continue reading BWC investigations result in eight workers’ comp fraud convictions in April
Fraudulent employers hurt honest employers. When employers cheat the system, honest employers have to pay additional premiums and are placed at a competitive disadvantage. Here’s how: BWC maintains a State Fund to pay for services provided to injured workers. This fund can be seen as a pot of money that must be filled by Ohio’s employers. For every … Continue reading Employer Fraud: When your competition isn’t paying… you pay more!
By Jeff Baker, Program Administrator, BWC Special Investigations Department Every day members of our BWC Special Investigations Department are reminded why we created our on-line fraud referral form. It works. Effective December 1, we had received more than 8,000 allegations from external sources via the referral form. And, since fiscal year 2002, the percentage of … Continue reading A form of referral