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John Bair

Three Big Questions (and Answers) About Medicare Set-Asides

If your injury lawsuit is about to reach settlement, you have likely heard this new influx of income could impact your eligibility to receive Medicare benefits. To avoid disqualification, many plaintiffs have set up a Medicare set-aside (MSA), which demonstrates […]

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The Usefulness of a Settlement Planner Beyond Structuring

Many attorneys still believe that a settlement planning firm is a one-trick pony, useful only when their clients are interested in structuring their settlement. However, there is a vast range of planning opportunities available to plaintiffs, and knowing them can […]

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Do I Need to Establish a Medicare Set-Aside if I Receive a Settlement?

If you’re about to receive a settlement recovery in your injury lawsuit, you may have heard the sudden arrival of this substantial income could impact your eligibility to receive Medicare benefits. With this issue in mind, many plaintiffs work with […]

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Medicare Compliance: The Basics for Injury Settlement Recipients

Medicare is a government-provided health insurance program designed to assist certain people with hospital care, medical costs, and other expenses. Qualifying beneficiaries are people who are 65 or older, those younger than age 65 with certain disabilities, and people of […]

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Complying with Government Benefits After Settlement, Part II: MSAs

Last week, I explained how Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and other needs-based government benefits have strict eligibility requirements. When a disabled person receives the proceeds from a settlement, he or she can lose access to these benefits, which may […]

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The Future of a Medicare Set-Aside If a Claimant Passes Away

It’s an important question for family members to ask: What happens to the Medicare set-aside (MSA) portion of their loved one’s settlement in the event there is still a balance when he or she passes away? By law, Medicare is […]

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MSAs: Complying with Medicare to Protect Your Insurance Coverage

Individuals are required by law to consider Medicare’s interests when they receive a workers’ compensation or liability settlement to pay for future injury- or illness-related expenses. Failing to do so can impact a person’s Medicare eligibility at the worst time […]

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Medicare Set Asides and Self Administration

By law, Medicare is considered a secondary payer for injury, illness, or disease suffered by those involved in a workers’ compensation or liability lawsuit. As a result, Medicare does not have primary responsibility for covering a victim’s medical expenses until […]

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What Happens To a Medicare Set Aside (MSA) If the Claimant Passes Away?

People commonly ask us this question. Not just claimants, but their friends and loved ones as well. Should a claimant pass away, what happens to the Medicare Set Aside (MSA) portion of their settlement? This is a perfectly reasonable question, […]

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Can Medicare Deny Payment if an MSA Isn’t Set?

A Medicare Set Aside (MSA) is an amount of money that you and your attorneys, or an independent 3rd party expert, determines is sufficient to protect your future Medicare benefits. This term is used in Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) […]