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Lien Resolution Success – Synergy reduces self-funded ERISA subrogation claim by 70%, an additional 57% more than the trial attorney could

This is a case wherein a plaintiff, while recovering from hip replacement surgery, was dropped during a bed transfer at the rehabilitation facility.  The plaintiff engaged counsel and was able to secure a settlement in the amount of $140,000.00.  The plaintiffs’ medical care had been provided by a self-funded ERISA Plan who wanted full repayment in the amount of $66,306.89.  After negotiating with the ERISA Plan’s recovery vendor, Optum, for nearly a year and half plaintiff’s counsel was able to secure a reduction in their demand to $35,000.00.  Believing this repayment amount was still inequitable, and knowing that Synergy would only charge a fee on any additional reduction beyond the $35,000.00, he engaged Synergy  Lien Resolution Services to assist.  Within three months Synergy used 29 U.S.C. 1024(b)(4),  as well as other time tested reduction tactics, to force a further reduction from Optum.  The result was a repayment demand 57% lower than the experienced trial attorney could achieve in less than 20% of the time.  The final repayment amount was $20,000.00.

TESTIMONIALS

"Synergy Lien Resolution Services was extremely knowledgeable and effective in assisting to reduce our client's insurance lien. They were a pleasure to work with, extremely professional, and went above and beyond the scope of our expectations. Many times, throughout our case, they worked after business hours to accommodate our needs. The end result was a huge savings for our client and we hope to utilize the Synergy again in the near future."

Joni Hautamaki
Didier Law Firm

Synergy’s team makes it easy to deal with all of the issues we hate at the end of the case. Dealing with Medicare, ERISA liens, keeping eligibility intact for Medicaid and complicated planning for the client’s recovery. The experts we work with regularly at Synergy do a great job of making sure I am protected as are my clients.

J. Clancey Bounds
Bounds Law Group

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