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Synergy out flanks Rawlings and reduces self-funded ERISA claim by 50%

This case involved a self-funded ERISA plan participant who was injured in a motor vehicle accident.  The plaintiff was injured when the  car in which he was riding was rear-ended by the tortfeasor.  The plaintiff incurred significant injuries which resulted in a healthcare subrogation claim, in the amount of $26,669.18, being asserted by the self-funded ERISA plan.  The plaintiff’s attorney engaged Synergy Lien Resolution Services to resolve the subrogation/reimbursement claim that was being prosecuted by The Rawlings Company on behalf of Aetna and the employer group.  Rawlings is a third party recovery vendor for Aetna, but despite this status they attempted to avoid dealing directly with Synergy by advising plaintiff’s counsel that they “limited communication” with  lien resolution groups and offered a nominal reduction.  Wise plaintiff’s counsel did not fall for this ruse.  Synergy then negotiated directly with the Plan Administrator and within three (3) weeks had secured a reduction of 50% from Plan Administrator. This was a savings of $13,334.59 to the injured plaintiff.


"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 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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