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A new survey from Employers Holdings Inc. found that one in ten small business owners fears workers’ comp fraud. It also found that nearly one-quarter of small business owners (24 percent) have installed surveillance cameras to monitor employees on the job and that one in five (21 percent) business owners feel unprepared or unsure of their ability to identify workers’ comp fraud. As part of its survey, Employers asked small business owners to identify potential indicators of claim-related comp fraud. The activities cited by more than half of respondents included: a history of claims (58 percent); no witnesses to the incident (52 percent); late reporting (52 percent); and the incident coinciding with a change in employment status (51 percent).

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