Helios Settlement Solutions VP Panelist at American Bar Association

by Helios | Mar 12, 2015

Who: Rafael Gonzalez, VP Strategic Solutions, Settlement Solutions

What: ACA/Medicaid/Medicare and Workers' Compensation (Panel discussion)

This panel will provide practice points and practical solutions for navigating some of the most significant challenges ongoing Medicare compliance and Medicaid eligibility create in the settlement of workers’ compensation cases. Understanding the need to balance speed and simplicity with maximizing benefits, savings, and compliance will be front-and-center in our discussion. Among the topics, we will discuss:
  • Combining professional administration, structured settlements, and MSAs to maximize the value and ensure CMS compliance (and, therefore, retirement Medicare Eligibility) and increase the ongoing viability of an MSA fund
  • Leveraging Special Needs Trusts with MSAs protected by structured settlements and animated by professional administration to maintain ongoing Medicaid eligibility and eliminate any potential liability for counsel
  • Reprising approaches to CMS compliance on liens and ongoing benefits to ensure full, surprise-free compliance at the lowest costs; Reviewing real life cases and circumstances in which these strategies have been extremely effective
  • Information regarding pending and anticipated legislative efforts to correct some of the difficulties with the current system
When: Thursday, March 19, 2015; 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Where: American Bar Association 2015 Workers' Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference, Naples, FL, Naples Grande Beach Resort, March 19-21, 2015