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Illinois ALIR legislation signed

Illinois House Bill 2610 was signed by Governor Bruce Rauner on August 25, 2017.

Dangerous Driving Is Costing Billions

Cars today are safer than ever. Yet Americans are driving more dangerously, and it’s costing billions in property damage and lost quality of life.

Performant Awarded CMS Commercial Repayment Center Contract

It was announced on October 5, 2017, that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Performant Financial Corporation (Performant) the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) contract.

Expansion of Medicaid Secondary Payer Poses New Compliance Challenges

After numerous delays, it appears inevitable that the expansion of Medicaid Secondary Payer rights will begin on October 1, 2017. The 2013 Bipartisan Budget Act (H.J. Res. 59; Pub. L. 113–67) included the provision to enable states to recover Medicaid expenditures from an entire settlement amount, rather than just those dollars apportioned to medical expenses, as previously held by case law. However, legislative delays resulted in implementation being postponed from October 1, 2014, to this year.

Countdown to “Full and Final” Settlements: Arizona S.B. 1332

The recent passage of Arizona Senate Bill (S.B.) 1332 provides Arizona claims payers with unprecedented opportunity, finally, to close out their workers’ compensation claims. Under this new law, parties will now be able to reach “full and final” settlement of certain workers’ compensation claims beginning October 31, 2017.

September 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The Atlantic hurricane season traditionally runs from June 1 to November 30. While forecasters have predicted a relatively normal hurricane season for this fall, the season is already on pace with...

Mississippi Insurance Verification System ready to launch

After testing a new insurance verification system in a months-long pilot with several insurers, Mississippi is ready to implement the new system, with a launch date set for Sept. 5, 2017. The...

Digital Data Forensics Revolutionizing the Claims Landscape

The digital age is upon us—and that’s working both for and against insurers, specifically when it comes to fraud. It’s an unfortunate fact that while deserving claimants are seeking fair recompense...

August 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

With summer well underway, beachgoers may welcome the warming Atlantic Ocean temperatures. But warm water and other factors have led researchers to update their 2017 hurricane forecasts since our...

Self-Driving Cars Could Bring Big Changes to Insurance

Just last month, another automaker announced a 2025 goal to develop cars that drive themselves on city streets; and the company reaffirmed that cars capable of driving unassisted on highways will...