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WCRI Comprehensive Report Shows ‘Trust’ A Key Ingredient In Worker Outcomes

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WRCI) recently released a comprehensive report regarding workers’ compensation predictors of worker outcomes that included surveys from eight states. These ...

Minnesota Continues Long-Term Dip in Comp Claims, Costs

The effort to lower workers compensation claims and expenses in Minnesota continues to be headed in the right direction.   The number of paid workers comp claims ...

Alabama Workers Compensation Rate Change Effective July 1, 2014

Beginning July 1, 2014, the maximum worker’s compensation payable was raised to $794 per week and the minimum was raised to $218 per week. ...

TPA Best Practice: Accountable Facilitator Of Claims Outcomes

Regardless of the employer’s size and operational locations, the complexity of navigating all aspects of workers compensation can be overwhelming. Your TPA may offer a ...

TPA Best Practice: Accountable Facilitator Of Claims Outcomes

Regardless of the employer’s size and operational locations, the complexity of navigating all aspects of workers compensation can be overwhelming. Your TPA may offer a ...

Nova Scotia Rewarding Employers with Strong Safety Efforts

Officials in Nova Scotia (Canada) recently took the time to acknowledge and reward a number of businesses that are increasing their workplace safety efforts.   Rebate checks ...

Nova Scotia Rewarding Employers with Strong Safety Efforts

Officials in Nova Scotia (Canada) recently took the time to acknowledge and reward a number of businesses that are increasing their workplace safety efforts.   Rebate checks ...

What are the OH&S / Workers' Comp implications of "Voluntary" events and activities?

Workers are often asked to “volunteer” for certain activities that have some association to employment.  The association may be strong (volunteering for overtime) or weak ...

Working With Workers Compensation Defense Attorneys

As an employer, you may not have needed a defense attorney before. Now that you have an injured employee with a workers’ compensation case that ...

Working With Workers Compensation Defense Attorneys

As an employer, you may not have needed a defense attorney before. Now that you have an injured employee with a workers’ compensation case that ...

California Senior Pleads Guilty to Comp Fraud

As a recent case showed, even senior citizens are not immune to committing workers compensation fraud.   Robert Gunn, 70, of Pacific Grove, pleaded guilty to one ...

California Senior Pleads Guilty to Comp Fraud

As a recent case showed, even senior citizens are not immune to committing workers compensation fraud.   Robert Gunn, 70, of Pacific Grove, pleaded guilty to one ...

Missouri Workers' Comp Rate Change Effective July 1, 2014

Beginning July 1, 2014, the maximum TTD/PTD rate for Missouri will be $861.04 per week and the maximum PPD rate will be $451.02 per week.  ...

Why Under Reserving Can Lead to Problems

Running a business in today’s economic world involves various factors that can keep even the best of business men and women awake at night.   One of ...

Why Under Reserving Can Lead to Problems

Running a business in today’s economic world involves various factors that can keep even the best of business men and women awake at night.   One of ...

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Heather Schwartz Sanderson, Esq., MSCC, CHPE, CLMP, CMSP Heather is Corporate Counsel for PMSI Settlement Solutions, an industry leading provider of Medicare-Set Aside Allocations. Heather’s primary responsibility is the education and assistance of compliance with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. She has lectured on this topic to the workers’ compensation and liability insurance and legal communities at conferences, associations, and individual offices nationwide. Heather is a major contributor to PMSI’s MedicareInsights blog, and also has published numerous publications on court decisions and legislative reforms involving Medicare Set-Asides, conditional payments, and Mandatory Insurer Reporting issues. Understanding that compliance with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act can be at times complex and frustrating for those that handle claims with Medicare beneficiaries, Heather’s goal is to speak and write with the primary goal being simple and understandable solutions to compliance.
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