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September 8, 2022

COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation in 2022: The Great Resignation and Closing the Talent Gap

We continue our look at how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact workers’ compensation.

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June 1, 2022

Are indemnified EBMSAs still an effective tool after CMS released Section 4.3?

When the CMS released version 3.5 of the WCMSA reference guide on January 11, 2022, it redefined the potential risk and settlement considerations.

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May 23, 2022

COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation in 2022: Legislative Update and Clearing Presumption of Coverage Hurdles

After two years, COVID-19 continues to impact workers’ compensation claims. In previous entries, we provided a broad look at the industry.

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January 13, 2022

New Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide (Version 3.5) takes aim at non-submit and EBMSAs

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide (Version 3.5, January 10, 2022).

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April 22, 2021

COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation Revisited: Navigating the pandemic to understand what’s next

Last year we discussed ways the pandemic could impact workers’ compensation claims. Now, nearly a year later, we reflect on some of the answers to those questions.

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March 12, 2021

The COMP Act is reintroduced in the U.S. Senate

On 3/10/21, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Coordination of Medicare Payments and Workers’ Compensation Act (COMP Act) (S. 653) into…

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March 5, 2021

Starting March 27, 2021, CMS will use the 2018 CDC Life Table for WCMSAs

Starting 3/27/21, CMS has announced that it will use the new 2018 CDC Life Table to calculate adjusted life expectancies in Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Asides…

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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.

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July 8, 2020

Seven steps to closed: Maximizing claims settlement projects

There's a thin and potentially costly line between settling a claim and keeping it open. Using a claims settlement project can help close claims faster.

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May 28, 2020

COVID-19 and workers’ comp: Managing rising claim volume and costs

With thousands of essential employees reporting to work—including health care workers—there could be an influx of workers’ comp claims related to the virus.

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May 6, 2020

COVID-19 – State by state legislative and regulatory resources

Many insurers are concerned with how COVID-19 related legislative and regulatory changes could impact exposure and liability going forward.

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April 6, 2020

COVID-19 – ISO Claims Partners keeping you updated

As the industry (and nation) continue to deal with the challenges of the current health crisis,we want to provide you with some resources which you may find helpful.

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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 –…

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March 30, 2020

Social Security Administration suspends processing of third-party requests to determine SSDI status

As of 3/17/20, all the Social Security Administration field offices have been closed to the public in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic according to its website.…

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March 23, 2020

Starting April 25, 2020, CMS will use the 2017 CDC life table for WCMSAs

In an alert dated 3/17/20, CMS announced beginning 4/25/20, it will use the new 2017 CDC life table to calculate adjusted life expectancies in Workers’ Compensation…

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