Workers Compensation Fraud and Abuse
Workers Compensation Fraud and Abuse Section was created in 1993 to combat fraudulent activities by claimants and abusive practices by respondents. It is responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of
the Workers Compensation Act. Most of the Fraud and Abuse violations are found under K.S.A. 44-532, K.S.A. 44-5,120, and K.S.A. 44-5,125. If a violation
of the Act is discovered, the section is willing to pursue administrative remedies. In certain cases, the section may ask a county or district attorney to file criminal charges.
Per Kansas Law, an Assistant Attorney General is assigned to direct and assist in the investigation and prosecution of alleged fraudulent or abusive acts or practices.
Reports of fraud come into the Fraud and Abuse unit from many sources:
- Kansas Insurance Department
- Insurance Companies
- Employers and Employees
- Anonymous Tips
- General Public
If you believe or have knowledge that a violation of the Workers Compensation Act has occurred or is occurring, you may notify the Division of Workers Compensation, Fraud and Abuse Investigation
section by using the online reporting option, downloading a printable form or using the address or phone number below.
Online Fraud Reporting (this opens an email form)
Printable Reporting Form
Or contact us at:
Kansas Workers Compensation
Fraud and Abuse Investigation Section
401 SW Topeka Blvd, Suite 2
Topeka, Kansas 66603-3105
Toll free (800) 332-0353
What is Immunity?
Any person who refers a possibly fraudulent or abusive practice to any state or governmental investigative agency, shall be immune from civil or criminal liability arising from the supply or
release of such referral as long as such referral is made in good faith with the belief that a fraudulent or abusive practice has, is or will occur and said referral is not made by the person
or persons who are in violation of the workers compensation act, to avoid criminal prosecution or administrative hearings.
Who's Who in Fraud and Abuse
Assistant Attorney General:
For assistance, email email@example.com
Contact us at:
Kansas Department of Labor
Topeka Blvd, Suite 2
toll free (800) 332-0353
The Commissioner of Insurance is also authorized to investigate suspected fraud or abuse by any persons or entities that are licensed or regulated by the Kansas Insurance Department. These would
include agents and insurance companies. You may contact them by visiting their website at: www.ksinsurance.org
Educating the Public
The Kansas Insurance Department's Fraud unit is also available to make presentations to groups about fraud and related issues. Please contact the Department's Government and Public Affairs Division
at (785) 296-3918 to schedule a speaker or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an employee or an employer and are not sure if a violation has occurred, please feel free to contact the Workers Compensation Ombudsman Section
Fraud and Abuse Annual Reports
Fraud and Abuse Annual Report 2005
Fraud and Abuse Annual Report 2004
Fraud and Abuse Annual Report 2003
Fraud and Abuse Annual Report 2002
Fraud and Abuse Annual Report 2001
Notice: The 2005 Fraud and Abuse annual report has been revised with a new Table 4-1 as of February 24, 2006. If you downloaded this report prior to that date, please replace your file with the new
These are excerpted from the Kansas Division of Workers Compensation Annual Reports for the same years.