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How Can Our Company Fight Fraud?

How Can Our Company Fight Fraud?

How can our company fight fraud?   The best way to fight fraud in the workplace is with information. Conduct pre-employment background investigations on all new hires. This can turn up information from past employers or educational references that might speak to...

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What is Risk Mitigation?

What is Risk Mitigation?

What is risk mitigation?   Mitigating risk is a tremendously important concept. Entire industries, such as insurance, preventative healthcare, and investigations are founded on the notion of risk mitigation. When you hear the term, though, do you know exactly...

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What is Due Diligence?

What is Due Diligence?

What is due diligence? If you’re familiar with investigations, you’ve likely heard the term “due diligence” used in the past. What does it mean, exactly? By definition, due diligence indicates reasonable steps taken by a person in order to satisfy a legal requirement....

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Is Workers’ Compensation Fraud a Crime?

Is Workers’ Compensation Fraud a Crime?

Is workers’ compensation fraud a crime?   Fraud of all kinds, including workers’ compensation fraud, is a Class E felony and is punishable by fines and/or jail time. If you have reason to believe that your claimant is malingering or lying about a...

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What is Extreme Hardship Redetermination?

What is Extreme Hardship Redetermination?

What is extreme hardship redetermination?   Extreme hardship redetermination means that a claimant can request to be reclassified to Permanent Total Disability or Total Industrial Disability due to extreme hardship. Information on this classification can be found...

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How do Remote Surveillance Cameras Work?

How do Remote Surveillance Cameras Work?

  How do remote surveillance cameras work?   Remote surveillance can be achieved through a variety of technologies, but it’s important that investigators be familiar with the laws surrounding their use. Issues such as the reasonable expectation of privacy...

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How Common is Fraud in the Workplace?

How Common is Fraud in the Workplace?

How common is fraud in the workplace?   Fraud is extremely common in the workplace. Nearly a quarter of all lost time claims are exaggerated. Called malingering, this means that the claimant remains out of work longer than they should given their disability....

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What is a Private Investigator?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines private investigators as professionals who must “gather clues and verify facts for their cases,” but they are much more than that. Private investigators help fight fraud in a variety of industries by gathering information via...

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Fighting Fraud in the Workplace: 4 Strategies for Employers

Fighting Fraud in the Workplace: 4 Strategies for Employers

Workers’ compensation fraud occurs when someone willfully and knowingly makes false statements or conceals information in order to receive workers’ compensation benefits or prevents someone from receiving benefits to which they might be entitled. When it occurs,...

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AMCOMP Takeaways: A Note from Mario Pecoraro, CEO

AMCOMP was an amazing event in Las Vegas last week - March 15 and 16th.  I had the distinct opportunity to network and share best practices with fellow Workers' Comp Professionals.  It was exciting to hear about the latest news in Workers' Compensation on a national...

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