Nov 15, 2018
Philip Unwin, a Medicare Set-Aside Certified Consultant and Rochester partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Workers’ Compensation Group, discusses Medicare Set-Asides (MSA). He explains why MSAs are a vital part of settlement agreements in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. While doing so, he identifies key differences between MSAs in workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits. Phillip also highlights the penalties the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services can impose for MSA noncompliance and why this should be of great concern to the insurance industry. Finally, he describes what carriers’ outside counsel and workers’ compensation attorneys can do to assist with MSA compliance and facilitation.