State Employee Workers’ Comp Costs Nearly $1Billion

California taxpayers paid out nearly $1Billion – some $845 million – for the 2019-20 fiscal year to provide workers’ compensation benefits to California state workers. The state pays claims but no premium. The total is up 5.2% or $41 million from the prior year and is up $123 million or 17% since the 2017-18 fiscal … Read More »

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CHP Officer, Wife Facing Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges

Sacramento County prosecutors filed fraud charges against a California Highway Patrol officer and his wife for allegedly faking the extent of his injuries from an on-the-job accident and malingering to collect benefits. The couple – Daniel Cory Clapp and Jolea Marie Clapp – are facing five felony counts including conspiracy charges and up to five … Read More »

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Investigation of California’s State Fund Ends

A four-year joint investigation into alleged criminal misconduct at State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF), including alleged conflicts of interest and misuse of funds by board members and former executives of California’s largest workers’ comp carrier, is ending with a whimper.  No charges will be filed and key investigators issued nary a public word on the … Read More »

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