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Fraud Solutions (SWAT)

Many businesses have sustained losses resulting from workers' compensation fraud and abuse. Reports have shown that fraud costs the insurance industry $5 billion each year. That is why we have a proven and effective SWAT Team, a specialized unit designed to identify and prevent suspicious/illegitimate claims from developing into large claims. 

The SWAT team has successfully secured $11 million in savings as a result of this process.

With Friedlander Group, employers can fight back against fraud!


Recognizing Fraud - Common Red Flags

  • The person filing the claim is not reachable at home or by phone.
  • Their address is a post office box or the person has moved out of state.
  • The claim appears to have been filed in retaliation for a recent termination, layoff, or disciplinary proceeding.
  • There are no witnesses to the accident.
  • The person filing the claim has a prior history of filing.
  • Injury is inconsistent with activity at the time of injury.

Combatting Fraud - SWAT Team tools

  • Extensive background and social medical checks.
  • Early coordination with case managers and supervisors to implement focused surveillance and independent medical exams where needed.
  • Consultations with legal team on heavily litigated files to prepare our strategy for hearings.
  • Conference calls with witnesses on claims that involve employer testimony.

To learn more about how our SWAT Team or to report a fraudulent claim please contact:

Michael Peragine

Claims Solution Assistant Manager

914-259-6385