WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Getting caught committing benefits fraud means you just have to pay the money back, right?
In reality, the consequences could be far more serious.
YOU COULD LOSE YOUR BENEFITS
When you or your coworkers commit benefits fraud, the insurance provider could increase premiums or your employer could reduce coverage to recoup losses. In addition to having to pay the money back, you could lose your benefits completely.
YOU COULD LOSE YOUR JOB
Benefits fraud could result in the loss of your job. After all, stealing from your employer is a serious offence, and many employers have a zero-tolerance policy for benefits fraud. Being fired for benefits fraud could also impact your chances of being employed in the future.
YOU COULD GO TO JAIL
Being convicted of fraud results in a criminal record. Jail is a real possibility, but even if you avoid it, having a criminal record could make it very difficult for you to get a job or travel... potentially for the rest of your life.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the consequences of health and dental benefits fraud?
Could you go to jail for health and dental benefits fraud?
Yes. Fraud is a serious crime and depending on the severity of the case, jail time may be one of the consequences.