Why Do I Need My Own Settlement Consultant?
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 benefits for my client? Does this settlement annuity meet the needs of my client? Am I maximizing the value of the MSA annuity to maybe put more money in my client’s pocket? These questions and many others will be answered by a Settlement Consultant on your side of the negotiation table at no cost to you.
Many of the services provided directly or through our partners, are to help reduce the cost of funding the medical portion of a claim as well as helping the attorney and their client with options to help manage their condition after they settle. The Settlement Consultant can provide valuable information that may provide support for you cases during:
- Pre-Mediation– Some of the services are: review MSA allocation reports to provide Medicare Set-Aside Funding Proposal options, Medicare Non-Covered Funding Proposal options, competitive age rate ups and prescription cost analysis to help attorneys evaluate the cost and take with them to
- During Mediation– Attend mediation to help with explaining MSA to your client, address their other concerns of claims management and to revise MSA Funding Proposals based on changing information during the mediation. We will also discuss and recommend levels of MSA administration that may protect all parties as well. We are there to help keep you and your client informed and to present day value
- Post Settlement– Coordination of settlement language to help keep MSA in compliance with IRC regulation, help facilitate the required documents and information received and signed by the parties. This will help get the case completed in timely
Protect you and your client by obtaining your own Settlement Consultant. There are many useful reasons to put a settlement consultant on your side of the negotiation table. Tax-free income streams, competitive MSA funding solutions and maybe assistance in preserving public assistance benefits are to name a few.
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