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The New Liability MSA Policy: What You Need to Know Sep 20, 2017

For years, plaintiff attorneys and settlement planning professionals have operated under a set of unclear assumptions when it came to liability settlements and future medicals for Medicare beneficiaries. While the rules are still unclear, the Centers ...

Is a Settlement Planner Necessary When Your Client Doesn’t Want to Structure? Aug 4, 2017

A commonly held belief in the legal community is that settlement planners only provide structured settlement services. Unfortunately, subscribing to that misconception may result in missed opportunities to resolve your client’s settlement in a manner ...

Why is it Advantageous to Fund an MSA with a Structured Settlement? Aug 3, 2017

When a Medicare beneficiary anticipates receiving a settlement including funds for future medical costs, their first question is typically: how will the settlement affect my Medicare eligibility? Because Medicare is an entitlement benefit (i.e. it ...

Which Government Benefits are Affected by a Settlement—and Which Ones Aren’t? Jun 26, 2017

Last week, the Senate unveiled its new version of the American Healthcare Act (AHCA). The proposed bill includes historically steep cuts to the Medicaid program. But did you know that there are already other circumstances under which an individual ...

Will a Settlement Affect Disability Benefits? Jun 21, 2017

When a disabled individual is about to receive a recovery in a personal injury settlement, questions often arise about existing disability benefits. Will accepting money from an injury settlement affect a claimant’s disability benefits? Does the type ...

Claimants’ Top 3 Settlement Questions, Answered May 19, 2017

Depending on the complexity of a claimant’s case, attorneys sometimes spend years working to achieve a positive outcome. While settlement represents the closure of one chapter, it can also bring up a host of concerns for the claimant. Here are three ...

Using Structured Settlements to Resolve Workers’ Compensation Claims May 10, 2017

If you have ever been injured on the job, you know how overwhelming it feels to try and replace your income while you and your family try to adjust to a new normal. Workers’ compensation rules vary by state and often provide only limited assistance ...

What Purpose Does a Medicare Set-Aside Serve? Apr 4, 2017

Claimants who are currently on or expect to be on Medicare in the near future need to pay special attention to how their injury-related medical expenses are handled. Medicare Secondary Payer laws stipulate that Medicare’s interests must be adequately ...

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