Brian Cowan

Brian Cowan is Vice President of Administration Services at ISO Claims Partners, a Verisk business. You can contact Brian at

April 15, 2021

Post-Settlement Administration: What’s next after getting an MSA?

When a claim settles, many claimants find themselves with a large sum of money that they are required to manage on their own.

October 6, 2020

CMS releases new WCMSA Reference Guide (Version 3.2)

On 10/5/20, CMS released its latest version of the WCMSA Reference Guide, Version 3.2. This guides replaces version 3.1, released on 5/11/20.

March 30, 2020

Settling claims in unsettling times

In a time of social distancing and uncertainty, many are left wondering how our current working and social paradigm will impact workers’ compensation claims handling –…

January 21, 2020

CMS holds town hall call to discuss NGHP conditional payment recovery issues

On 1/14/20, CMS held a call to discuss recovery issues related to the Commercial Repayment Center and on-going responsibility for medicals with respect to non-group…

November 8, 2019

CMS holds webinar on WCMSA Electronic Attestations for Professional Administration

On 11/6/19, CMS held a webinar on Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Electronic Attestation Enhancement for Professional Administrators.

November 1, 2019

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

On 10/30/19, CMS held a webinar to discuss recent enhancements to the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal (WCMSAP).

October 18, 2019

CMS releases WCMSA Self-Administration Toolkit 1.3

CMS has released the latest edition of its Self-Administration Toolkit for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements (Version 1.3; October 10, 2019).

October 10, 2019

CMS releases WCMSA Portal User Guide Version 5.9

On 10/7/19, CMS released the latest edition of its Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal User Guide (WCMSAP) (Version 5.9).

May 16, 2019

Reality check: Debunking the myths of Medicare Secondary Payer compliance

Medicare Secondary Payer is a challenging area of compliance for which federal law, regulations, and policy don’t always provide clear answers. It’s vital to understand…

May 9, 2018

Five steps to reduce your WCMSA costs

It is no secret that high Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside (WCMSA) allocation amounts can complicate claim settlement.