November 11 reinvigorates our appreciation and reverence for those who have bravely served our country and protected our freedom. Today is a day to do a little extra as a thank you. So, in honor of Veterans Day, Milestone is offering free liability Medicare set-aside (LMSA) evaluations to military veterans and their attorneys from now until year-end.
Growing up in an Army household, graduating from West Point, and serving as an Army officer have taught me about the unique challenges faced by military families. Following my service, I founded Milestone to continue my career to help and protect people in a different way. Our team has since assisted thousands of families, many of whom are or contain retired military personnel. But for the next six weeks, I want to give back in a bigger way. From one veteran to another, I am offering this service — free of charge — to make settlement planning a little less challenging.
What does a Medicare set-aside do?
If you are a Medicare beneficiary and your personal injury lawsuit is about to settle, you could lose eligibility for benefits when that money comes in. An LMSA is a financial agreement that allocates a portion of that settlement to pay for future medical services. All Medicare set-aside arrangements are voluntary, but the funds are the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ preferred method for overcoming primary payer issues involving Medicare.
If you or your client is a veteran working through a personal injury lawsuit, contact our firm between now and December 31, 2019, and our team will provide a free LMSA evaluation. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have about your incoming settlement.
A West Point graduate where he served as captain and military aviator, John Bair continues his commitment to our country through his efforts within the settlement planning industry. He has represented families of victims lost in the Flight 3407 crash, offered pro bono services to the families of 9/11 victims and drafted the first consumer protection bill for plaintiffs (H.R. 3699).