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CMS Will Use the 2015 CDC Life Table for WCMSAs Starting 1/5/19

In an alert dated December 5, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that beginning January 5, 2019, they will use the new 2015 CDC Life Table to calculate adjusted li...

As claim severity climbs, analytic insights hold key to containment

Insurers today are struggling with what seems like an intractable problem: the impact of rising claim severity on their bottom line. This upswing shows no sign of abatement: for the past two decade...

CMS Updates its Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Manual – New Changes Encourage Part D Collection and Recovery

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has amended its Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Manual (Part D Manual) to add, in part, stronger language regarding Medicare Part D sponsors’...

CMS Releases New WCMSA Reference Guide and NGHP Section 111 User Guide

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated its Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide and Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) Section 111 User Guide . These...

CMS Hosts Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) Webinar

On August 16, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a webinar focusing on its Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP). The MSPRP is CMS’ web-based application...

Maine introduces non-binary driver gender designation option

Maine is now the fourth state to introduce the of option of a non-binary gender designation on driver’s licenses and identification cards. With the completion of a Gender Designation Form, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will now issue stickers for identification cards that will read “Gender has been changed to X- Non-binary.”

Illinois legislation requires out-of-state auto coverage

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is expected to sign legislation requiring vehicles registered out of state to be covered by liability insurance when driven in Illinois.

Michigan allows electronic proof of auto insurance liability coverage

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation authorizing the electronic delivery of certain notices and documents relating to insurance policies, including auto insurance ID cards.

Millennial impact: Preparing for the generational shift in workers’ comp

Workplace demographics are rapidly changing, and if insurers don’t prepare, they’ll face significant challenges. Millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. [1] For insurers, this...

Minor changes in newly released Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal User Guide

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated version of its Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) User Guide (Version 4.2). The changes are minor and...