Discussion Paper - Claims Avoidance: Attempting to Prevent Reporting
The Policy and Regulation Development Bureau of the Workers’ Compensation Board is seeking comment regarding the attached discussion paper on "Claims Avoidance: Attempting to Prevent Reporting". As you may recall, the Bureau has previously consulted on the general issue of claims avoidance. In March 2000, the Bureau distributed a consultation paper that discussed a proposed definition of claims avoidance and an enforcement strategy that included experience rating surcharges. While the Bureau is again seeking comment on an issue concerning claims avoidance, the focus has changed. As part of a larger Corporate Fraud Strategy, the Board is considering the issue of claims avoidance in light of existing provisions of the Workers Compensation Act and Board policy.