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ICORP Investigations Now Licensed In 11 States

ICORP Investigations continue to grow throughout the United States. ICORP Investigations specialize in surveillance. Investigations include workers compensation investigations, high liability claims investigations, cheating spouse investigations and disability investigations. For more information please visit our website. 

Here are the list of states ICORP Investigations private investigators are now licensed in.

State                                     License #

New York                             11000133551

New Jersey                           8387

Connecticut                          A-2566

Pennsylvania                       MD-0012931-2010

Maryland                             106-4347

Georgia                                PDC002573

Florida                                 A 1200112

Texas                                   A18292

Arizona                               1631656

Nevada                                1762A

Colorado                             20121099045

Ask an Expert: All About Private Investigation

I just want to thank Lifehacker for inviting me to their Ask an Expert Q & A regarding private investigators. I also want to thank the people who participated in the chat session. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

To read the transcript of the chat session, please head to Lifehacker

 
Regards,

Steven Santarpia

Private Investigators New York – Surveillance Specialists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Investigators in NY specializing in surveillance investigations. Investigations include cheating spouse/infidelity, family law and insurance investigations. All surveillance video shot in crystal clear High Definition video. Also, our clients can view their surveillance video the very next day from our case management system. With so much riding on your investigation, why settle for anything less. Find out why we are an leader in the private investigation industry.

ICORP Investigations is licensed in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Colorado, Maryland and Florida.

Please visit our NYC Website. 

Job Posting – Insurance Field Investigator (Maryland)

Part Time Surveillance Insurance Claims Investigator (With the possibility to work Full Time in the future.)

Duties: Video surveillance and report writing

Must own a vehicle with tinted windows, computer and high-definition camcorder.Candidate should have a clean record and no criminal history.Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience as a field investigator or college degree in Criminal Justice.

Candidate should have excellent report writing skills.

We cover all of Maryland. Investigators must be willing to travel.

Please submit cover letter and resume.

ICORP Investigations 

Job Posting – P/T Field Investigator (NY & NJ Area)

Part Time Surveillance Insurance Claims Investigator (With the possibility to work Full Time in the future.)

Duties: Video surveillance and report writing

Must own a vehicle with tinted windows, computer and high-definition camcorder.Candidate should have a clean record and no criminal history.Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience as a field investigator or college degree in Criminal Justice.

Candidate should have excellent report writing skills.

We cover all of New York and New Jersey. Investigators must be willing to travel.

Please submit cover letter and resume.

ICORP Investigations Website 

Job Posting – New York Insurance Field Investigator

Part Time Surveillance Insurance Claims Investigator  (With the possibility to work Full Time in the future.)

Must own a vehicle, computer and high-definition camcorder.

Candidate should have a clean record.

Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience as a field investigator.

Candidate should have excellent report writing skills.

Starting salary $18.00 an hour plus miles

Please send your resume to pi@icorpinvestigations.com. For more information, please visit our website ICORP Investigations Website. 

Job Posting – Insurance Claims Investigator for New Jersey

Private Investigators

Part Time Surveillance Insurance Claims Investigator  (With the possibility to work Full Time in the future.)

Must own a vehicle, computer and high-definition camcorder.

Candidate should have a clean record.

Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience as a field investigator.

Candidate should have excellent report writing skills.

Starting salary $18.00 an hour plus miles

Please send your resume to pi@icorpinvestigations.com. For more information, please visit our website ICORP Investigations

L.A. Firefighter Busted For MMA Fights While On Workers Comp

By Stephen Smith

Raphael Davis (Credit: CBS Los Angeles)

(CBS News) On the surface, it doesn’t seem like a big deal: A firefighter in Los Angeles competes in mixed martial arts fights in his spare time.

The problem is, the fireman’s “spare time” happened to be while he left the firehouse on worker’s compensation, declaring he was unfit to do his job.

According to CBS Los Angeles, Raphael Davis was arrested Tuesday at his home on suspicion of filing false workers’ compensation insurance claims. He is being held on $30,000 bail. Investigators say that while he filed false claims from 2008-2011, Davis was participating in mixed martial arts fights as “The Noodle.”

How in the world did “The Noodle” expect to get away with this one? MMA videos are routinely posted online after bouts. It didn’t take long for KCAL to locate a YouTube video of Davis training in 2010 and competing in 2008:

According to the MMA website sherdog.com, the 6-foot-3, 203-pound Davis posted an impressive 12-2 MMA record. His dominant performance probably only served to bring more attention to the malingering firefighter.

Prosecutors filed four counts of insurance fraud against Davis, who filed for workers’ compensation insurance between Dec. 2, 2008 and May 20, 2011, according to Head Deputy John Morris with the district attorney’s healthcare fraud division. Authorities did not say what type of illness or injury Davis claimed on his workers comp insurance.

If Davis is convicted as charged, he faces up to five years in county jail.

Los Angeles City Firefighter Accused of Worker’s Compensation Fraud

Workers compensation benefits jumping the border

By  Published: Apr 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM PDT

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Getting hurt on the job in Washington doesn’t mean you have to stay here. It’s common for people getting worker’s compensation after an accident to have to move locations, so they can find work doing something else, but it goes far beyond Idaho and Oregon.

KEPR found out that Washington’s L&I has a growing department just for claims and pensions being sent outside of the country.

Labor and Industries spokesman, Hector Castro explains, “If they injured worker leaves the state, we still have the obligation to insure they have the medical care they need to become whole again.”
Right now, Washington’s Labor and Industries is paying benefits to over 100 injured workers outside of the United States. Just in 2011, about $40,000 dollars of workers comp money was sent to Canada. Almost $300,000 was sent south of the border.

In an economy like this, business owners struggle with increasing L&I rates.. Without reaping the benefits. Country Gentleman owner, Steve Simmons explains, “It’s frustrating to see that money go out of the country.”

Employers and employees alike who pay into this pool of money, insuring they’ll get help in their time of need. “Thats what the systems in place for,” says Castro.
Simmons replies, “An injured worker needs to be taken care of and taken care of properly.”

What they are just concerned about is check ups after the claims are set. Simmons says, “L&I cant stay on top of the legitimacy of claims that are out of the country.Are they trying to get off pension? Are they finding ways to get back to work?”

It turns out there is some benefits to injured workers moving abroad. The healthcare in other countries is significantly cheaper, meaning L&I is forking out less money and there’s more compensation left for workers here in Washington.

Castro says, “For instance in Mexico, even if we paid 100% of medical care its less expensive than in the United States.”
Despite this, L&I doesn’t want to continue paying so much out of the country because of the time, money and difficulty in management. He continues, “We do what we can to encourage people to stay in Washington.”

Keeping track of your tax dollars… until the jump the border. L&I awarded over a billion dollars last year nationwide.

KEPRTV.COM

Long Beach managed care firm under Civil, Criminal Investigation

A Long Beach-based health plan seeking new contracts to serve 54,000 Southern California low-income seniors has set aside $125 million to resolve claims by state and federal authorities that it overbilled Medi-Cal and Medicare.

In applications submitted in February to California’s Medi-Cal agency, the SCAN Health Plan detailed the course of civil and criminal investigations by the California attorney general’s office, saying they could lead to “substantial financial payments.” Federal authorities from the Health and Human Services and Justice departments also are investigating, the reports say.

Investigators are examining whether SCAN drew funds from both health care programs to care for the same pool of patients and intentionally hid the matter from overseers. At worst, the cases could conclude with the company banned from serving Medi-Cal or Medicare patients, the document says.

SCAN submitted applications to serve 36,000 seniors in Los Angeles County, 8,000 in San Diego County and 5,000 each in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Medi-Cal is reviewing multiple bids from firms willing to work in each of those counties to coordinate care for patients, mostly seniors with low incomes, who receive both Medi-Cal and Medicare coverage.

Currently, the SCAN Health Plan, founded in 1977, runs a Medicare Advantage plan serving 130,000 people in California and Arizona. The firm says its members report very high satisfaction rates, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently awarded it 4 out of a possible 5 stars for its work in California.

California Watch reported in August that SCAN was under investigation after state Controller John Chiang audited the plan and said it “fleeced the state” out of a possible $339 million. In a financial evaluation [PDF], Medi-Cal confirmed that the health plan drew profit margins of 80 percent or more, in contrast to rates of 4 to 5 percent earned by similar plans.

The Medi-Cal Fraud Control Unit described the case in an annual report to federal funders, saying it involves “double billing.”

“It is alleged that SCAN intentionally withheld relevant cost report information from the government to hide the enormous profits SCAN was making,” the April 2011 report says.

The case “has the potential for obtaining one of the largest” financial recoveries as a result of a false-claims lawsuit by the attorney general’s Medi-Cal Fraud Control Unit, the report says. The attorney general’s office declined to comment further.

In a statement, SCAN spokesman Alan Maltun said: “Substantial progress has been made in working through these issues with the State and Federal governments, and we believe we will be able to resolve their concerns in a manner that is fair to all parties.”

SCAN disclosed to Medi-Cal authorities in February that it received a subpoena for documents in March 2010 from the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general’s office, which reports to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The company learned that the state attorney general’s Medi-Cal fraud team also was conducting civil and criminal investigations of payments to the company from 2001 to 2009.

The disclosure says SCAN learned that federal authorities also are examining whether it earned excess payments by submitting improper ratings that describe how sick members are. Medicare Advantage plans, like SCAN, are paid a per-patient rate that is based on the plan’s severity-of-illness ratings.

SCAN said that when its board of directors learned of the allegations, it appointed a special committee to lead an internal investigation. The report says the group “has not received any evidence suggesting intentional misconduct” by anyone at the company.

The company says it offered to pay $125 million to resolve claims, but government authorities said a counteroffer would be forthcoming. SCAN concluded that it “cannot predict whether or when a settlement will occur or whether criminal or civil court proceedings might be initiated.”

In applying to serve additional seniors, SCAN said its mission is to find “innovative ways to enhance our members’ ability to manage their health and control where and how they live.”

The managed care company says 98 percent of its “nursing facility level of care” seniors in California are able to live at home, rather than in institutions. It said its members’ rate of readmissions into hospitals is 24 percent lower than expected.

SCAN said that in 2011, 97 percent of its “dual eligible” – or Medi-Cal and Medicare-qualified – members were satisfied with the company.

The state Department of Health Care Services is reviewing applications from firms bidding to provide managed care services to seniors who tend to have many chronic conditions and receive care from a variety of providers.

The state is seeking to improve care and save money by giving care providers incentives to focus on healthy living and proactive management of chronic conditions. The move is meant to part ways with a system in which health providers are paid a premium for giving emergency care and performing invasive procedures.

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