In 2005, the State of Indiana passed the Indiana False Claims
and Whistleblower Protection Act ("IFCWPA"), its own version of the
federal False Claims Act ("FCA"). The IFCWPA allows private
individuals who know about fraud to bring a qui tam
case against a person or entity for submitting or causing the
submission of false claims to the State.
Like the federal FCA, the IFCWPA offers financial rewards to
whistleblowers for bringing an action on behalf of the State. If
the State decides to intervene in a case, the whistleblower may
receive 15-25% of the recovery. If the State decides not to
intervene and the whistleblower pursues the case on their own, they
may receive 25-30% of the recovery.
The IFCWPA expands upon Indiana's Medicaid False Claims and
Whistleblower Protection Act, which only imposes liability on
people or entities who present false claims related to Medicaid.
The IFCWPA is not limited to Medicaid and broadly applies to all
types of false claims.
Key provisions of the IFCWPA mirror the federal FCA, such
While the IFCWPA and the federal FCA have numerous similarities,
they also have several differences:
For more information on the IFCWPA or to speak with an attorney,
please contact Joy Clairmont at firstname.lastname@example.org or
215-875-5803. To read more about what whistleblower clients can
expect from our lawyers,
For more than a decade, the Berger & Montague, P.C.
Whistleblower, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Practice Group has
represented whistleblowers in matters involving healthcare fraud,
defense contracting fraud, IRS fraud, securities fraud, and
commodities fraud. While the information on this blog is not legal
advice, we would be more than happy to speak with you directly
about your potential case. Any information you share with us will
be treated with the highest level of confidentiality, and we will
protect you every step of the way.
Do you need a Whistleblower Lawyer or want to know more
information about Qui Tam Law and your rights under the
False Claims Act?
There are three easy ways to contact our firm:
Your information will remain confidential and we will work to
protect your rights.
What is Qui Tam