Texas landscape company must pay $400K in workers’ comp fraud case

April 4, 2018 -  By

A Pflugerville, Texas-based landscape company pleaded guilty to misrepresenting its payroll so it could pay less for workers’ compensation coverage, according to an article from workerscompensation.com.

After entering in the plea, the Travis County District Court ordered Jammers Groundscapes to pay $400,000 to Texas Mutual Insurance Co., the workers’ compensation carrier.

From 2009 to 2015, Jammers Groundscapes defrauded Texas Mutual by concealing payroll associated with a related company that didn’t carry workers’ compensation insurance, the article went on to say. This misrepresentation of payroll resulted in a lower workers’ compensation policy premium.

Considering taking another look at your company’s workers’ compensation insurance plan? Last year, The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) partnered with Rancho Mesa Insurance Services and Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Cos. to offer NALP members a competitive workers’ compensation option.

 

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