Workers' Compensation

Successful workers’ comp analytics starts with the right plan

For years, we’ve been hearing about the impending talent crisis in the insurance industry. Statistics indicate that a significant number of experienced insurance professionals are nearing retirement, and with industry...

CMS holds webinar on WCMSA Electronic Attestations for Professional Administration

On November 6 th , the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held an informational webinar entitled  Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Electronic Attestation Enhancement for Professional...

CMS holds webinar on WCMSA Electronic Attestations for Self-Administered Accounts

On October 30 th , the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held an informational webinar entitled WCMSA Electronic Attestation Enhancement Webinar .  CMS hosted this webinar to discuss recent enhancements...

CMS releases new WCMSA Reference Guide (Version 3.0)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a revised Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide (Version 3.0, October 10, 2019) . This guide replaces Version 2.9 of the gui...

CMS releases new NGHP Section 111 User Guide (Version 5.7)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated  Section 111 User Guide (Version 5.7, October 7, 2019)   regarding non-group health plans (liability, no-fault and workers’ compensation)....

CMS Releases WCMSA Self-Administration Toolkit 1.3

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the latest edition of its Self-Administration Toolkit for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements (the Toolkit) (Version 1.3; October 10,...

Ninth Circuit: CIGA is not a “primary payer” under the MSP and does not have to reimburse Medicare

In a significant new case out of California, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit) [1] in California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) v. Azar , 2019 WL 5076945 (9 th Cir. Oct. 10, 2019)...

CMS Releases WCMSA Portal User Guide Version 5.9

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the latest edition of its Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal User Guide (WCMSAP) (Version 5.9; October 7, 2019). CMS outlines its full lis...

CMS Will Use the 2016 CDC Life Table for WCMSAs Starting 10/12/19

In an alert dated September 12, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that beginning October 12, 2019, it will use the new 2016 CDC Life Table to calculate adjusted life expectancies in...

The new indemnity data call – are you ready?

As the fourth quarter settles in, a big change is lurking around the corner: The National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI) new indemnity data call.  Introduced last year, this initiative is scheduled to laun...