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

ICW Group Speaks at 2022 Anti-Fraud Alliance Conference

Staying consistent with ICW Group's Special Investigations Unit's aggressive stance on fraud and innovative fraud deterrent methods, I recently presented at the 2022 Anti-Fraud Alliance (AFA) Conference in Monterey,...

Surveillance Reveals Machine Operator’s Scheme

A 37-year-old machine operator claimed to have sustained injuries to multiple body parts while working for one of ICW Group's customers in Southern California. Based upon no report of...

Meat Cutter’s Story Simply Doesn’t Cut It

A 29-year-old Los Angeles man is charged with multiple felonies related to his workers’ compensation claim.   A meat cutter by trade, this individual alleged to have sustained injuries across multiple...

Florida Truck Driver Charged with Two Felonies

One year after being terminated from his job with an ICW Group policyholder, a Florida truck driver filed a workers' compensation claim for an alleged hernia he sustained two...

Detailer’s Deceptive Scheme Derailed

A 39-year-old auto detailer claimed to injure his back after a coworker backed a car into him. Coworkers reported seeing no sign of impact, nor him falling to the...

The Truth Lies in the Evidence

Insurance fraud is an intentional crime that involves a lie made to a person or entity with the intent to receive something not rightfully owed to that person. When...

All I Want for Christmas is a Security Camera

Surveillance can play a pivotal role in a workers’ compensation claim investigation.  Whether it's performed by the insurance company or captured by a business’ internal cameras, surveillance can help...

Post Pandemic Fraud Prevention

In case you missed it, it’s not too late. You can now view our most recent anti-fraud training session on demand. During International Fraud Awareness Week, ICW Group’s Special Investigations...

Investigation Update: Plumber Pleads Guilty After He’s Caught on Surveillance

A San Diego man has pled guilty to felony insurance fraud charges surrounding his attempt to defraud the workers’ compensation system.   As featured in a previous story, Plumber’s Story Has...

Not Reporting Could Have Consequences

Most states require workers’ compensation coverage. It not only protects the injured worker and provides the help they need, but it also protects a business from losses associated with...