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Stay Informed: Medicare Set-Asides for Liability and Workers’ Comp Cases Mar 16, 2018

Medicare Set-Asides serve as a glaring reminder that the legal sector must remain vigilant in its awareness and understanding of evolving government benefit guidelines. The following article discusses the current status of the Liability Medicare ...

Qualified Settlement Funds: A Favorable Option for Both Sides Jan 12, 2018

Qualified Settlement Funds (also referred to as “QSFs” or 468B trusts ) are often the preferred option for resolving settlements involving multiple claimants. While QSFs provide many benefits for claimants, there are also certain characteristics that ...

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 ...

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 ...

Big News for Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSAs) May 5, 2017

Over the past several years, requirements for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Asides (WCMSAs) have been somewhat well-established. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now routinely update their WCMSA Reference Guide , providing ...

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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