Ohio letter carrier charged with workers compensation fraud

A letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service has been charged with defrauding the Department of Labor, law enforcement officials said. Douglas A. Joachim, 51, of Wadsworth, concealed and falsified his medical condition and physical abilities to the Labor Department’s worker’s compensation program. He is employed as a letter carrier and, on numerous occasions, was […]

USPS OIG: Curbing Workers’ Comp Abuses

Disability programs are vital for a nation that supports its citizens. In the United States, federal employees, including postal workers, who suffer employment-related injury or illness are entitled to workers’ compensation under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). The U.S. Postal Service funds workers’ compensation benefits for employees who sustain job-related injuries. In fiscal year […]

USPS selects Helios to manage pharmacy benefits for injured workers

USPS Selects Helios as its workers’ compensation Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Helios, a national provider of workers’ compensation pharmacy benefit management services serving Government Agencies, Employers, Third-Party Administrators and Insurance Carriers, is pleased to announce the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has again selected the company as its […]

Postal Unions call on Obama, DOL to withdraw proposal to reduce workers’ comp benefits

NPMHU: Postal Unions Call On DOL to Withdraw Support for Misguided FECA Reform Measures June 15, 2015) In a joint letter to the Department of Labor, Postal Union Presidents Paul V. Hogrogian (NPMHU), Fredric V. Rolando (NALC), Mark Dimondstein (APWU), and Jeanette Dwyer (NRLCA) object to the department’s unjustified proposal to reduce workers’ compensation benefits. […]

Obama, GOP pushing cuts to Workers’ Comp for Federal and Postal Workers

According to the Washington Post: President Obama’s administration, with support from House Republicans, is pushing reductions to workers’ compensation for federal employees — to the consternation of fellow Democrats and his union allies. Like the Obama administration, Rep. Tim Walberg (Mich.), the Republican chairman of a House Education and the Workforce subcommittee, cited “concerns” that […]

Ten New York and New Jersey Postal Workers charged with Workers Comp Fraud

Federal Employees Exaggerated Alleged Injuries Incurred On the Job and, in Some Cases, Failed to Disclose Other Sources of Income Earned While Collecting Federal Disability Payments Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Rafael A. Medina, the Special Agent-in-Charge of United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (“USPS-OIG”), […]

Anchorage Postal Worker Charged With $334K Workers Comp Fraud

ANCHORAGE -An Anchorage U.S. Postal Service worker has been indicted after allegedly collecting a third of a million dollars in federal worker’s compensation and disability payments since 2009, while fishing during summers. According to a Friday statement from U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler’s office, 56-year-old Amancio Zamora Agcaoili Jr. faces 18 counts handed down by a […]

Southern California letter carrier arrested for Workers’ Comp fraud

Busted giving massages despite shoulder injury preventing him from delivering mail LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Wayne Lu, 53 of Torrance is in custody on charges of alleged workers’ compensation fraud associated with an injury received during his employment with the U.S. Postal Service. Detectives from the California Department of Insurance, with the assistance of U.S. […]

Maine Postal Truck Driver sentenced to prison for workers comp fraud

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Lawrence E. Moody, 63, of Scarborough, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to five months in prison, five months of home detention and three years of supervised release for federal workers’ compensation fraud. He was also ordered to […]

Union President Promises Continued Fight Over Proposed Cuts in Workers Comp Benefits

Washington, D.C.—The leader of the nation’s largest independent union of federal employees today promised a continued fight to turn back legislative efforts that would result in unwarranted and serious cuts to federal workers’ compensation insurance payments. President Colleen M. Kelley of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) expressed her disappointment at yesterday’s Senate Homeland Security […]