Liability

CMS Maintains its $750 Low Dollar Threshold for 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new Alert entitled “2018 Recovery Thresholds for Certain Liability Insurance, No-Fault Insurance and Workers’ Compensation...

Court Declines to Rule On Whether LMSA is Necessary - Cites No Legal Authority for MSAs in Liability Cases

Whether liability Medicare set-asides (LMSAs) are legally “required” continues to be a vexing question for parties settling liability claims. In Silva v. Burwell , 2017 WL 5891753 (D. New Mexico,...

Tennessee suspension notice letters

Tennessee’s new Electronic Insurance Verification System (EIVS) is gearing up to begin their letter campaign for motorists found to not have auto liability insurance coverage. A series of four...

Fact Check Time for LMSA/NFMSA Developments

It is no secret that CMS has announced (for years) its intention to expand the workers’ compensation MSA program into the liability and no-fault arena. But the real question today is: What, when, a...

SPARC Act Reintroduced in Congress

On February 16, Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) reintroduced H.R. 1122, the Secondary Payer Advancement, Rationalization, and Clarification Act, or SPARC Act . Originally filed last September, the...

Liability MSAs: What We Know and What to Expect

The dust is still swirling around the Liability Medicare Set-Aside (LMSA) issue, but a few areas clearly show Medicare’s plan and intended next steps. First, Medicare appears to have stopped or...

What now for soft tissue injury claims

On 23 February 2017, less than seven weeks after the government consultation aimed at reducing whiplash claims ended , the Ministry of Justice published part 1 of their response to the consultation...

MSVIVS Ramping Up

MSVIVS – OLV Testing In addition to requiring a book of business (BoB) file by the first Tuesday of each month, Mississippi is currently testing the online verification (OLV) portion of the new...

Clues to CMS future gleaned from WCRC solicitation notice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) moved forward with requests for proposal regarding the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) contract by releasing a full solicitation...

South Carolina uninsured motorists can pay to drive

South Carolina will allow uninsured motorists to operate vehicles in the state if they pay an annual fee of $550, according to Bulletin 2016-11, which the state released on Dec. 20, 2016. The state...