Verisk Blog— Insurance Solutions

Verisk's insurance solutions team is a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk. For a broad spectrum of commercial and personal lines of insurance, we provide policy language, tools for fighting fraud, predictive modeling of risk, and much more.

We've created this blog to inform, update, and provide interesting information for our customers and the market overall. A variety of Verisk associates write the blog posts, and we welcome our customers' comments and feedback.

Big reforms are coming to Michigan PIP - How the changes will impact Medicare Secondary Payer compliance

On May 30, 2019, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law Michigan Senate Bill 1 (S.B. 1) [1] which makes significant changes to Michigan’s personal injury protection (PIP) system, including allowing policy...

Florida court: No-fault pre-suit notice requirement must be followed before Medicare private cause of action claim can proceed

Over the past several years, there has been an increasing number of lawsuits filed by Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPs) against insurers seeking “double damages” under the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) statute’s privat...

Avoiding Penalty Problems by Ensuring Data Accuracy

With CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) penalties on the horizon, we’ve been exploring how RREs (Responsible Reporting Entities) can be proactive in avoiding fines. We covered timely reporting in our...

Springtime Uptick in Severe Weather and Tornadoes

Severe weather has affected the Central and Southern Great Plains over the past few weeks, as evidenced by images of destructive tornadoes flooding social media and the internet. Climatologically, April-June is the mo...

To Avoid CMS Penalty Exposure Time Is of the Essence

The timely reporting of ORM (Ongoing Responsibility for Medicals) and TPOC (Total Payment Obligation to Claimant) data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is of key importance to insurers, especial...

Georgia Senate Bill 135 Adds Exceptions to the 400 Week Limit for Future Medicals – Overview and WCMSA Impact

Georgia Senate Bill 135 (SB 135) was signed into law on May 7, 2019 and makes notable changes to Chapter 9 of Title 34 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated related to workers’ compensation. These new changes will...

With Civil Money Penalties Looming, It’s Time to Fine-Tune CMS Reporting

For insurance carriers and self-insureds—known as Responsible Reporting Entities (RREs)—Section 111 can be a daunting obligation. In fact, it’s the only Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance area associated with a...

Reality Check: Debunking the Myths of Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance

Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) is a challenging area of compliance for which federal law, regulations, and policy don’t always provide clear answers. This often conflicts with the processes and procedures outlined by...

Longshore Act - Medicare Alert: Court Rules that Claimant’s Action for “Double Damages” Was Premature

An interesting new case out of California is a reminder that payers of claims pursuant to the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“Longshore Act”) need to stay vigilant for potential “double damages” actio...

Maryland Law Firm Reaches $250,000 Settlement with U.S. Department of Justice to Reimburse Medicare Conditional Payments

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has issued a news release reporting that a Maryland personal injury law firm has entered into a settlement fo...