|OhioBWC - Basics: Fraud, What Employers Need to Know|
Fraud - What employers need to know
Workers compensation fraud occurs when:
If this is true in Ohio, BWC pays out $80 to $320 million in fraudulent medical and compensation payments each year.
What is workers’ compensation fraud?
Under ORC 2913.48 of the Ohio Revised Code, a person commits workers compensation fraud if the person:
BWC is aggressively attacking fraud through its special investigations department. In 1993, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill (H.B.) 107 which gave BWC the legislative strength to prosecute persons found to be defrauding the Ohio workers compensation system.
Between July 1993 and May 2002, from completed fraud investigations, BWC identified savings of nearly $600 million in workers compensation fraud and obtained 570 convictions.
If you suspect workers compensation fraud, submit a Fraud Allegation Form, or call 1-800-OHIOBWC, and follow the options.
Whether you submit the Fraud Allegation Form or call the fraud hotline, we will ask you to confidentially provide all of the information you have pertaining to the suspected fraud, including the following: