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Synergy Lien Resolution Services Success Story – 68% Reduction of ERISA Lien

This case involves a self-funded ERISA plan participant who was injured in a motor vehicle accident on I-4. The plaintiff suffered major injuries when the vehicle in which she was traveling in was forced by the impact of rear-end
collision underneath a semi-truck stopped in traffic in front of her.  The plaintiff incurred medical bills in excess of $18,000.00.  Counsel for the injured plaintiff was able to obtain a total of $45,000.00 in settlement from all sources of insurance. The self-funded ERISA plan asserted a reimbursement claim in the amount of $18,729.92 and demanded 100% repayment. Counsel for plaintiff was unable to obtain any reduction, even for fees and costs, so counsel turned to his trusted partner for lien resolution, Synergy Lien Resolution Service.  Despite the recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion in U.S. Airways v. McCutchen, which states that no reduction for attorney fees or any equitable  principle is required by self-funded ERISA plans, Synergy was able to reduce the repayment by 68% for a savings of $12,729.92.


“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.

I wanted to pass my highest recommendation to Synergy who we routinely get involved in cases when Medicare issues come up, especially when dealing with Medicare Set Asides. Synergy went beyond the call of duty in a recent case that was settled and dealt one-on-one with our clients and their family. They spent time on the phone with them to be sure they got all their questions answered and did a fantastic job dealing with Medicare.

J. Daniel Clark
Clark Martino, P.A.

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