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Tools for understanding Special Investigations Units and their role in fighting work comp fraud

Learn the Warning Signs of Work Comp Fraud

ICW Group is proud to participate in International Fraud Awareness Week, a week in November dedicated to spreading public awareness surrounding the topic of fraud and what we can...

An Eye Witness Beats this Fraudster to the Punch

A former semi-pro boxer, now grounds crew member, claimed to injure himself while working for a Florida employer. While processing the crew members' workers’ compensation claim, ICW Group’s Claims...

Surveillance Footage Leads to a Charge of Insurance Fraud

A 63-year-old truck driver filed a workers' compensation claim alleging hip and wrist injuries after he fell into a pothole while trying to open a gate on his employer's...

False Accusation Leads to Insurance Fraud Charge

A California woman filed a workers' compensation claim against her employer for injuries after allegedly being struck by a 10-pound object thrown at her by a co-worker. As a...
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What is an SIU?

You may or may not have heard the term “SIU” in the past. SIU is an acronym for Special Investigations Unit. Special Investigations Units are insurance carrier personnel responsible...

Get Paid Twice and Pay the Price

A maintenance worker has been charged with felony insurance fraud following an investigation by the ICW Group Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. The case...

Top Three Reasons Employees Commit Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Creating the right work environment can help employers prevent workers’ compensation fraud. Over the years, workers have fallen prey to unlawful solicitors for unscrupulous providers who make false promises...

Educating the Legal Community About Work Comp Fraud

A key component to fighting fraud is education. Not just educating our policyholders about work comp fraud prevention but also other entities that workers' comp fraud might touch, including...

Work Comp Fraud Awareness and Prevention Training

ICW Group’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) provides top-tier fraud detection and prevention training for customers through our Work Comp Fraud: Spot It & Stop It! webinar series. Topics range...

ICW Group Speaks at Workers’ Compensation Forum

ICW Group understands that fraud prevention relies on leveraging the expertise of its fraud investigators by sharing their knowledge of how to defend against fraudsters. The more you know,...