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Undocumented Workers & Claimants – Protecting Your Clients

Josh Pettingill The feeling can be overwhelming for any claimant who receives a large windfall of settlement money, but more so for an undocumented worker who is unfamiliar with common banking laws in The United States. There is a large contingent of undocumented workers living in the US, most notably from Mexico and Guatemala. The…

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SYNERGY MSP Compliance: Protecting Your Firm in 2019

B. Josh Pettingill CMS has established a set timeframe to roll out formal guidelines for Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSAs) in 2019[1]. Plaintiff attorneys must develop Medicare compliance protocols for their law firms to avoid exposing them to liability from legal malpractice pitfalls. Plaintiff attorneys must go on the offensive regarding Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance…

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The 2018 End-of-Year Thought Leadership Review

As 2018 comes to an end, we are providing a complimentary recap of the important topics we have covered including Medicare Compliance, Lien Resolution, Settlement Consulting and Government Benefit Preservation, Structured Settlements, Trust Services, and Tax Deferral of Fees.  To learn more about any of these topics, use the links that correspond to the topics…

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7 Common Workplace Injuries That Could Require Medicare Set Aside Services

Utilizing a Medicare Set Aside for personal injury can be confusing without the help of an experienced settlement consultant from Synergy Settlement Services. Fortunately, our Medicare Set Aside (MSA) services help attorneys focus on the case at hand by allowing an experienced professional to handle the details of their client’s settlement. It’s easy to get…

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The Most Common Types of Mass Tort Cases Part 2

In this two-part article, we are discussing the most common types of mass tort cases. By design, mass tort cases help trial attorneys consolidate the best interest of several people (claimants) who suffered damages into a civil action against the entity that caused this occurrence (the defendant). Because this is an extremely tedious and time-consuming…

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The Most Common Types of Mass Tort Cases Part 1

When a group of individuals (claimants) encounter a similar harmful experience that was the result of the actions of the same entity (defendant), this can result in either a mass tort case or a class action lawsuit. Both of these legal actions are designed to assist legal counsel with representing these individuals by grouping their…

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The Special Needs Trust: 3 Types

The Special Needs Trust (SNT) is designed to protect individuals with disabilities who are receiving money through a trust. The SNT is an effective tool because it places funds and other relevant assets in the control of a trustee to make it easier for an individual with special needs to save money while avoiding any…

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Liability MSAs: The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

B. Josh Pettingill Problem 1) There is still an incredible amount of misinformation in the marketplace about Liability MSAs. Despite efforts to raise awareness and educate stakeholders about LMSAs, many of the largest liability insurance carriers are still convinced that failure to address Medicare’s future interests on liability case creates exposure for them. There is…

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Ignore Medicare’s recovery rights at your peril! Plaintiff firm settles with the U.S. Government for inadequately addressing and repaying Medicare Conditional Payments.

On June 18, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced a recently concluded settlement with a plaintiff firm involving the repayment of Medicare Conditional Payments.  The government’s investigation arose under the Medicare Secondary Payer provisions of the Social Security Act, which authorizes Medicare, as a secondary payer,…

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Leveraging Structured Settlements: Take Full Advantage Of Their Many Benefits

Synergy has a group of experts, Synergy Settlement Consulting, dedicated to providing comprehensive and creative settlement planning solutions for clients.  The Settlement Consulting group creates holistic plans that take into account the specific needs of the client by matching them up with available financial products to meet those needs.  Structured settlements are an important financial…

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Leveraging Structured Settlements:  Take Full Advantage Their Many Benefits

Synergy has a group of experts, Synergy Settlement Consulting, dedicated to providing comprehensive and creative settlement planning solutions for clients.  The Settlement Consulting group creates holistic plans that take into account the specific needs of the client by matching them up with available financial products to meet those needs.  Structured settlements are an important financial…

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Urgent Alert – Liability Medicare Set Asides: One Step Closer to Reality

CMS continues to forge ahead with establishing formal guidelines for Liability Medicare Set Asides (LMSAs). Over the past several months, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has met with key stakeholders from the insurance industry, the plaintiff’s bar and the Medicare set aside community. These meetings were not held in a public forum…

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TESTIMONIALS

Thank you so much for the services your firm provided to our client. Should the need arise again, we will ALWAYS use Synergy. Your customer service was outstanding and the guidance and instructions your office gave us with our client's Medicare waiver application was instrumental in getting a FULL waiver of his Medicare lien. I know our clients were very grateful for your help, too. And, I just wanted to write and let you know how happy we were with your services. We will always recommend your company to any other plaintiff's attorneys that need help with lien reduction or waivers. Thank you again!

Peggy Rothenberger, Legal Assistant to Henry Moore
Law Offices of Henry Moore

“Synergy Lien Resolution Services just finished getting an ERISA lien dramatically reduced for me. I tried for months, asked for the plan etc., tried to understand it, to little avail. Synergy got it slashed way beyond what the carrier told me that they would ever agree to. It cost my client peanuts, benefited her huge. I won’t ever screw around with trying to get those reduced; from now on they all go to Synergy.”

Rick Kolodinsky
Rick Kolodinsky, P.A.

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