What Gives Health Care Plans The Right To Recover?
January 12, 2023
Dealing with medical liens is the dreaded case after the case for most personal injury attorneys. As a personal injury attorney, you’ve worked hard to prove the tortfeasor has liability for the damages incurred …
Personal Injury Attorney May Be Sued by ERISA Plan for Funds in Attorney’s Possession
September 8, 2022
Kevin James, Esq.
Who can be a defendant in an action brought under Section 502(a)(3) of ERISA?
ERISA self-funded plans are becoming more and more aggressive about asserting their reimbursement rights when one of their members has …
Outsourcing of Lien Resolution for Personal Injury Law Firms: The Why & Ethical Issues
August 1, 2022
By Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., MSCC
You might ask yourself, why hire experts to assist with lien resolution when I can do it myself. You also might ask whether it is ethically permissible to outsource lien …
ERISA Plan Denied Temporary Restraining Order, No Imminent Harm
December 6, 2021
In HMS Holdings LLC v Ted A Greve & Associates P.A. et al, 2021 WL 5163308, an ERISA self-funded health plan was denied a temporary restraining order (TRO) on settlement funds. The court …
What Should You Do About Possible Health Insurance Liens?
August 12, 2021
When handling a third-party liability case and you know your client had health insurance that paid the medical expenses, should you check to see if there is a lien interest on the settlement funds? …
Preparing for the ERISA Lien Battle
February 11, 2021
The dreaded ERISA lien. The vendors representing ERISA self-funded health plans’ interests certainly want you to believe that it must be reimbursed in full. They will cite the US Airways v McCutchen case, tell …
Handling Medical Liens in a Post-Montanile World, Tackle Head On
Teresa S. Kenyon
A fleeting memory of Montanile may have plaintiff attorneys encouraging injured parties to quickly spend their settlement funds thereby avoiding the lien asserted by their health plan. This would be a false narrative that could prove to …