California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones awarded $32 million in grants to district attorneys across 36 counties in the state to combat workers’ compensation fraud.
The grants, funded through employer assessments, support law enforcement efforts in investigating and prosecuting workers’ compensation insurance fraud.
“Last fiscal year 2012-13, my department received more than 5,000 referrals for suspected workers’ compensation fraud, with losses totaling more than $340 million,” Jones said in a statement. “The impact of fraud is felt across California businesses and is a drain on our economy. These grants will assist district attorneys across the state in uncovering workers’ compensation fraud schemes and prosecuting those who rip-off insurers and employers.”