When Can You Use Medical Administration and How to Do You Know If It’s a Good Fit?
Settling a workers’ compensation or liability case can be stressful and confusing. After settlement, many injured parties find themselves without the proper resources to manage their medical care, funds, and any required reporting. Many parties don’t know when to involve an administrator, or when administration is a good fit. We help answer the most common questions about Ametros and administration, including how and when to involve us:
Can a person who has already settled their
By: Ringler Associates
Ringler Associates is a Platinum Sponsor of FWA.
Structured settlements are and have been an integral part of settling a Worker’s Compensation claim. Many times during the mediation and negotiation process of a claim the employer/carrier will offer as part of the Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) a structured settlement annuity. A structured settlement annuity may also be offered as part of the indemnity part of the claim. The questions start appearing in your mind! Is this a good deal or a bad deal? Am I jeopardizing any future public assistance
In this segment of our Past President Profile, we were able to speak with Ramon Malca, a founding member of FWA and the chairman for 1997, regarding his background and leadership of FWA.
You can read his responses below.
How did you first get into Workers’ Comp?
I got into workers comp when I cold called two firms while at my future wife’s apt in the first semester of my second year in law school. One was with Bud Adams of the Wicker Smith firm and the other a PI firm. I was
Workers’ compensation in Florida provides two categories of benefits: indemnity and medical. Within the medical category, injured workers are governed by the limitations set forth in Florida Statute chapter 440.
When you get injured on the job, you have already given up your right to sue your employer in circuit court for simple negligence. Generally, you do not have the right to claim pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, or other punitive damages. In addition, when your employer or insurance company provides you with a doctor under the workers’
Judge Bill, as he was commonly known, was originally appointed to serve as a worker’s compensation Deputy Commissioner in 1970. On February 3, 1993, he died of a heart condition and was in the office about to start a hearing when he suffered his last and fatal heart attack.
The “Judge” as he was known at his church and outside of the office served at a time when there was little to no technology. There were no computers and “onion skin” paper was used to create a copy
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued an Order late yesterday notifying the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) that its 2018 rate filing has been disapproved and, if amended by November 7, 2017, will be approved with a slightly larger workers’ compensation rate decrease. Approval of a revised rate decrease is contingent on the amended filing being submitted with changes as stipulated within
Press Release by FWA Sponsor Ametros
WILMINGTON, Mass— Ametros now has a full-service benefits advisory team for settlements, cases, and members involving preservation of federal, state and local benefits. Ametros can help injured parties, beneficiaries, family members, and advisors understand how to preserve their government benefits when in receipt of settlement funds, and understand how those benefits work with each other before and after settlement.
The list below is not exhaustive, but is illustrative of the benefits Ametros’ team can help coordinate:Medicare (Parts, A, B, or D) Medicaid Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) Supplemental Security
In this segment of our Past President Profiles, we were able to speak with Glen Wieland, a founding member of FWA and the chairman for 1995 and 2004. In talking with Glen, he provided us with information about his father, Judge William Wieland. We decided to break this profile down into 2 parts. The information about Judge William Wieland will be shared soon in Part 2 of this profile.
How did you first get into Workers’ Comp?
Through my father.
What case(s) do you remember most?
A civil wrongful termination case that went to
Please show your support for FWA board member, comp legend, musician and all around good guy, Richard Berman, Esq. who will be honored at the Friends of 440 Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort 1111 North Ocean Drive Hollywood, FL 33019. Defense attorney Dawn R. Traverso, Esq. and former J.C.C. Charles M. HIll, III will also be honored. (Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m with dinner to follow at 7:00 p.m.; $195 per person, $1850 for reserved tables of 10) For more information and
This article was contributed by Audrey M. Castro, Esquire, an associate attorney with the Bichler, Oliver, Longo & Fox, PLLC, firm.
There are currently 151 Approved EMA’s in the State of Florida.
To qualify as an EMA, a physician must possess a current CLEAR/ACTIVE Florida Department of Health license and must be board certified in a specialty area. Once a physician is certified as an EMA, the certification will be valid for a period of two years. However, if at any time during the certification period, the physician no longer meets all qualifications