Contact Us Fraud Prevention and Compliance

  • Report Fraud and Abuse by phone (toll-free): 1-888-811-5974
  • Report Fraud and Abuse online: http://Fraud.Lni.wa.gov

Mailing address

Fraud Prevention and Compliance
Department of Labor & Industries
PO Box 44278
Olympia WA 98504-4278

Fax

360-902-4650

Email

EmployerFraud@Lni.wa.gov


Elizabeth Smith, Assistant Director for
Fraud Prevention and Labor Standards

Department of Labor & Industries
PO Box 44278 (MS4278)
Olympia WA 98504-4278

Phone: 1-888-811-5974
Fax: 360-902-4650
Email: elizabeth.smith@Lni.wa.gov


Annette Taylor, Deputy Assistant Director for
Fraud Prevention and Labor Standards

Department of Labor & Industries
PO Box 44278 (MS4278)
Olympia WA 98504-4278

Phone: 1-888-811-5974
Fax: 360-902-4650
Email: annette.taylor@Lni.wa.gov


Detection, Tracking and Outreach

Shari Purves-Reiter—Detection, Tracking and Outreach Manager
PO Box 44274 (MS 4274)
Olympia WA 98504-4274

Phone: 360-902-4733
Fax: 360-902-4650
Email: shari.purves-reiter@Lni.wa.gov

The Detection and Tracking Unit

  • Is responsible for developing and managing workers' compensation fraud and abuse detection including both the fraud phone line (1-888-811-5974) and the website (Lni.wa.gov/Fraud) for reporting fraud.
  • Provides outreach to help businesses understand their workers' compensation responsibilities.
  • Reports updates to the legislature on L&I's fraud and abuse prevention efforts.
  • Provides referrals to Field audit, Investigations, and Collections.

Investigations

Randy Littlefield, Investigations Program Manager
PO Box 44277 (MS4277)
Olympia WA 98504-4277

Phone: 360-902-6826
Fax: 360-902-5350
Email: randy.littlefield@Lni.wa.gov

The Investigations program is responsible for:

  • Verifying the validity of claims.
  • The appropriateness of injured worker activities.
  • Reviewing complaints of discrimination against workers who file claims.
  • Investigation and audit of provider fraud.

Field Audit

Kathy Vargas, Field Audit Program Manager
PO Box 44150 (MS 4150)
Olympia WA 98504-4150

Phone: 360-902-4763
Fax: 360-902-4650
Email: katherine.vargas@Lni.wa.gov

The Field Audit Program

  • Is responsible for ensuring employers properly report and pay their workers' compensation premiums.
  • Performs field support for the department’s underwriting efforts.

Collections

Allen Thurston, Collections Program Manager
PO Box 44170 (MS 4171)
Olympia WA 98504-4170

Phone: 360-902-4686
Fax: 360-902-4650
Email: Allen.Thurston@Lni.wa.gov

The Collections program is responsible for collecting worker, employer, and provider debt generated from various department programs, such as workers' compensation, workplace saftey and health, and construction compliance.


Firm Appeals

Theresa Bunten, Firm Appeals Manager
PO Box 44172 (MS4172)
Olympia WA 98504-4172

Phone: 360-902-4550
Fax: 360-902-4650
Email: Theresa.Bunten@Lni.wa.gov

Firm Appeals provides internal case management and policy direction for employer appeals from L&I audits, collection activities, and account management activities.

 

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