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October 14, 2021
Rasa Fumagalli JD, MSCC, CMSP-F
As we reflect on the 20th anniversary of the devastating September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on US soil and all the lives lost, we cannot forget the heroic efforts of all the first responders and workers involved in the clean-up of the devastation sites. Since then, many have developed a whole host

October 14, 2021

Samantha Webster

Settlement – What to Consider for a Medicare Set-Aside (MSA)

When settling a case involving a current Medicare beneficiary and before finalizing, it is important to understand what actions need to be taken to consider Medicare’s interest. What does this all mean and what are the three most important things to consider?

  • Medicare Set-Aside Decision
  • Rasa Fumagalli JD, MSCC, CMSP-F
    In Penelope Stillwell v State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., et al. case (2021 WL 4427081), a plaintiff attempts to impose primary payer status on a liability insurer post-settlement via a qui tam action in federal district court. The U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division addressed in this recent decision Stillwell’s

    September 9, 2021

    Rasa Fumagalli JD, MSCC, CMSP-F

    The American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct provide a blueprint for attorneys to follow when representing clients. The first Rule and arguably one of the most important ones, outlines a basic expectation in the client-lawyer relationship. Rule 1.1 states: “A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation

    September 9, 2021
    Samantha Webster
    Structured settlements may be used to fund a Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA). Samantha Webster, Synergy’s Director of Case Management, addresses two common questions that come up about funding of a WCMSA with a structured settlement annuity.
    1. Are there different structured settlement options to fund a Medicare Set-Aside and what is the difference?
    Yes,