Georgia’s New “Limited Medical” Law Shifts Costs to Medicare

Death and the Medicare Set-Aside

A colleague recently asked me what happens to the funds placed in an established Medicare Set-Aside when the injured employee/beneficiary dies before the funds are completely exhausted. Since my legal responsibility usually ends once an MSA is established I did not...
Georgia’s New “Limited Medical” Law Shifts Costs to Medicare

The Effect Ongoing Medical Payments Have on Medicare Set-Asides

As a general rule federal law requires parties involved in workers’ compensation claim to consider Medicare’s interests in the event of a settlement. 42 CFR 411.46. However there is one major exception to this rule. According to the October 15, 2004,...
Georgia’s New “Limited Medical” Law Shifts Costs to Medicare

Taxes and Medicare Set-Asides

As April 15th draws nearer and my mailbox starts to fill with W-2 and yearly interest statements I am reminded of the old adage, only two things in life are certain; Death and Taxes.  Oddly enough my recent dealings with Medicare Set-Asides (MSA) also remind me of...
Georgia’s New “Limited Medical” Law Shifts Costs to Medicare

Workers’ Compensation Settlement and Medicare Set-Asides

Developing a Medicare Set-Aside makes it easy for insurers to consider Medicare’s interests during workers’ compensation negotiations. Federal law requires that employers, group health plans, and insurance companies, consider the Centers for Medicare and...
Georgia’s New “Limited Medical” Law Shifts Costs to Medicare

The SCHIP Extension Act – Changing How Insurers Do Business

Workers’ compensation insurers will have to change the way they do business, starting July 1, 2009. On this date, the SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 will take effect, forcing liability insurers, self-insurers, no-fault insurers, and workers’ compensation...