It’s Time to Rethink WCMSA Legislation
Jesse Hamby
July 29, 2014

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A fresh approach may be needed to address how best to protect Medicare’s interest in a workers’ compensation settlement. Today, the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) is a routine part of most settlements. The WCMSA takes a part of the workers’ compensation settlement and allocates it specifically for future medical expense. If this is done correctly, the Medicare beneficiary is then free to spend the non-allocated portion.