Poor Contractor Insurance Oversight Costs US $10M: Audit

Law360, New York (July 29, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT) -- Government mismanagement of a workers' compensation insurance program for contractors in Afghanistan has led to $9.9 million in unnecessary premium payments to Continental Insurance Co. and a failure of the U.S. or contractors to collect up to $58.8 million in rebates, an audit released Thursday said.

The report, issued by the office of Herbert Richardson, acting Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, criticized the oversight of the program under the Defense Base Act by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Central Command Joint Theater...
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