A Kansas City (MO) Fire Department EMT is facing federal wire fraud charges stemming from a wellness incentive program gone awry.
The program, known as Points to Blue, was organized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City as a way to get employees to adopt healthier life styles. Instead seven employees have been indicted, Blue Cross claims it has been defrauded by over $300,000, the investigation appears to have the potential to widen, and IAFF Local 42 is smoking mad.
The video does a good job of laying out the complex issues. It is actually quite a mess.
Here is a copy of the indictment. HealthInsuranceFraudIndictment