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Partnering with other agencies, ‘Fraud costs all of us’

BWC’s Special Investigations Department (SID) routinely conducts data cross-matches with other agencies to detect instances of workers’ comp fraud. We work with law enforcement agencies around the state to investigate allegations. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office handles the prosecution of many of our cases.

It’s essential that we all work together. Fraud costs all of us.

That’s the tagline of a new website recently launched by the Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services (ODJFS), since May is “Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month.” Their new website allows tipsters to report public assistance fraud of all types.

We work with ODJFS to find instances of injured workers who are off of work and receiving workers’ comp benefits. Data cross-matches with the agency allow us to detect wages for injured workers who are believed to be off of work while recovering from a workplace injury and receiving BWC benefits.

Congratulations to our friends at ODJFS on launching such an important site. Don’t forget to report suspected workers’ compensation fraud by calling us at 1-800-644-6292 or visiting bwc.ohio.gov.

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