Illinois Bill Would Move Workers’ Comp Fraud Probes to Insurance Department

A bill filed in the Illinois General Assembly would transfer the responsibilities for investigating workers’ compensation fraud to the state insurance department.

Under HB 2947, the pending business of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Insurance Compliance Division would be transferred to the Illinois Department of Insurance.

he change would transfer “all powers, duties, rights, responsibilities, personnel, books, records, papers, documents, property (real and personal), contracts, causes of action, and pending business” of the workers’ comp compliance division to the DOI, according to a legislative synopsis of the bill.

HB 2947 would also change from March 1 to June 1 “the date before which insurers licensed to write workers compensation coverage in the State must record and report specified information concerning claims” to the
insurance department.

If passed into law, it would be effective July 1, 2021.

This article was first published in Insurance Journal.

Leave a Reply