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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 ...

Settlement Planning: A Case Study Mar 10, 2017

Whether your client is a minor child, a working age adult, or an elderly claimant, a settlement planner can be a valuable addition to your team. Unlike a broker or a financial advisor who focuses solely on the finances, a settlement planner takes a ...

What is a Lump Sum Settlement? Mar 9, 2017

If you are involved in a settlement—as the result of a personal injury case, for example—there are several different options for how you can accept the proceeds. One of those options is a lump sum. Before you make a decision, though, be sure that you ...

What is a Pooled Trust Account? Feb 15, 2017

If you have a loved one with a disability, you may have heard of special needs trusts (SNTs). When a disabled individual who is on needs-based benefits (e.g. SSI, Medicaid, etc.) receives an injury settlement, a special needs trust can help preserve ...

Does a Personal Injury Settlement Affect Medicaid? Jan 24, 2017

When you are injured, the last thing you want to think about is losing money that provides for your medical needs. Did you know that accepting a personal injury settlement could jeopardize your Medicaid benefits, or that you may have to reimburse ...

What is a d4A Trust? Jan 20, 2017

A d4A trust is a type of Special Needs Trust , intended to protect the assets of a disabled individual. You may have heard of it referred to as a “first party special needs trust.” The “d4A” designation comes from its place in federal law: 42 U.S.C. ...

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