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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.


"Coincidentally, on the day of a recent Synergy Seminar on Medicare & ERISA lien resolution I received a letter on an ERISA lien. This letter followed much back and forth between myself and the recovery vendor for BCBS. Despite my efforts they were adamant there would be no (zero)(zilch)(nada) reduction and provided case law to support their position. I tried Synergy’s Lien Resolution Services since I had just heard their Director of Lien Resolution speak. Synergy got them to reduce their claim by a third in less than ten (10) days. The result was quick and the fee very reasonable. If you have a tough ERISA lien and your typical efforts don’t work, give Synergy a try."

Michael S. Smith, Esq.
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC

"Synergy has been a trusted part of our legal team for many years. They have helped our clients in many cases to understand the benefits of structured settlements. Synergy has protected our clients and us by securing the best annuities on the market with the safest companies available. Our Synergy consultant is a great communicator in explaining the details and benefits of structured settlements to our clients. He has also mentored myself and the other lawyers in our firm in the benefit of Attorney Fee Annuities. Their work with our firm has secured our clients and our financial security and we expect to continue working with him for many years to come."

Brett Panter
Panter, Panter & Sampedro

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