The False Claim Act (FCA) is the primary means to fight fraud perpetrated against the government. The FCA imposes civil and criminal liability for knowingly making a false or fraudulent claim to the United States for money or property; or to avoid an obligation to pay money (reverse false claim). 31 U.S.C. §§ 3279-3733.
FCA claims have been on the rise as the government, in collaboration with other governmental agencies, continues to crack down on fraud, waste and abuse in order to protect valuable taxpayers’ dollars. Thus, the key is to be proactive in managing the risk before an FCA claim is made against you.
Continue reading this OneBeacon Management Liability article featured on PropertyCasualty360.com and authored by Claims’ Katherine Tower.
We’re excited to welcome Ray Tiburzi to OneBeacon as our new Senior Vice President of Professional Liability Claims. In this role, he is overseeing all claims matters for OneBeacon’s professional liability groups – Financial Services, Management Liability, Architects & Engineers and Financial Institutions. Ray reports to OneBeacon’s Chief Claims Officer Sean Duffy and is based in New York City. He joins us from Starr Companies, where he was an AVP, Financial and Professional Liability Claims. Previously, he spent 20+ years at AIG in underwriting and claims roles within their Financial Institutions Group. Welcome Ray!
Linda McSmith, Assistant Vice President of Healthcare Risk Management, and Bruce McCarthy, Assistant Vice President of Healthcare Claims, will participate as speakers at the upcoming New England Alliance Fall Regional Conference in Portland, Maine. The session, “A Leadership’s Road Map for Risk Management – Strategies for Loss Prevention in Long Term Care Facilities,” will outline key objectives for the design and implementation of risk management programs, and how to handle claims filed against a facility. The session will take place at the Portland Regency Hotel on Thursday, September 24. For more information on the conference, please visit http://thenealliance.org.
Managing claims well is good business. Preventing them is even better. Through our new Claims Partnership Program, OneBeacon Design Professionals can help you recognize and prevent problems before they become claims. And in the case a claim occurs, our experienced team is here to help effectively and efficiently handle it from start to finish. Learn more>>