NC - State Hires 15 Insurance Fraud Investigators
The North Carolina Department of Insurance has hired 15 new agents to fight a rising tide of insurance fraud.
The state's General Assembly last year appropriated $2.4 million to hire the agents after fraud arrests jumped to 334 in 2017, a 60% increase from the previous year, state Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said in news release. Each month, the department receives 400 to 500 fraud complaints, Causey said.
The new agents were trained at the department's anti-fraud academy and include a crime analyst, forensic accountant, attorneys and special agents.
TX - States Could Do More to Enforce WC Compliance, Study Says
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Texas could make better use of stop-work orders to crack down on employers who misclassify workers as contractors to avoid paying workers' compensation, a Washington, D.C., think tank said this week.
The Migration Policy Institute, which studies migration worldwide, on Thursday released a study that shows immigrants are twice as likely as native-born workers to be employed in industries in which labor violations are widespread.
Misclassifying workers as independent contractors is common in low-wage businesses, the report said.
Some states, including Texas, are not ...