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Fraud Unit Merger Plan Gets High Marks but Might Require Legislative Action

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 524 | 0 | 164 min read

A plan by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to merge the understaffed Workers' Compensation Commission's Fraud Unit with the state Department of Insurance is being met with applause, although questions remain about whether the change would require legislation. “It never made sense to me to have two separate fraud units. I say it's better to have it all under the Insurance Department,” said Derek Storm, an insurance defense attorney in Chicago. The governor announced last week that he would pursue a merger of the two fraud units, which would eliminate “duplicative gove...

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