Amicus Update: New York Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Subrogation Carrier in Erlich v AIG, NHIC and Everest Reinsurance

Kammy Poff, Amicus Committee Chair Joseph Willis, Legislative Affairs Committee Chair November 14, 2013 The New York Supreme Court recently dismissed with prejudice a putative class action lawsuit resulting in a favorable ruling for the subrogation industry. In Erlich v. American Insu
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Planning Ahead Through Your Plan Document (Part 2)

By Adam V. Russo, Esq. Self-Insuring Health Benefits – Thompson Information Services Adam Russo, Esq. is the co-founder and CEO of The Phia Group, LLC, a cost containment adviser and health plan consulting firm. In addition, Russo is the founder and managing partner of The Law Offices
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Adding Another Weapon to the Subrogation Arsenal

The Phia Group is exceptionally proud of its staff. Our stringent hiring standards, training program, and overall emphasis on quality employees is one of the – if not the – characteristic that truly differentiates us from the competition. If our staff is the best, then our Legal Team
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Adding Another Weapon to the Subrogation Arsenal

By: Sean Donnelly and Jon Jablon It may only be October, but Christmas has come early for self-insured health plans.  A recent court decision out of Washington affirms a self-insured plan’s right to offset claims as part of its subrogation and reimbursement rights – that is, to deny f
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From the Bench

By Thomas A. Croft, Esq. Caught with Your Pants Down: Why the Attorney-Client Privilege Matters The “advice giving” marketplace in the self-insured world is populated with all sorts of folks with all sorts of expertise – outside auditors, consultants of various stripes, cost containme
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October 2013 Subrogation Newsletter

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Attorneys At Law Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Third-Party Dispute If you think the recent Congressional civil war over cutting entitlements and spending, raising the debt ceiling, and funding Obamacare was a melee, welcome to
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United States Senate Bill 1529, the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2013, seeks to amend federal law to provide insurance benefits for federal employees in a same-sex domestic partnership and their domestic partners.

AMICUS UPDATE United States Senate Bill 1529, the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2013, seeks to amend federal law to provide insurance benefits for federal employees in a same-sex domestic partnership and their domestic partners. The Act’s purpose is to offer the
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Old Problems Renewed …

By: Christopher Aguiar (The Phia Group, LLC)   In this edition of The Phia Group’s Quarterly Newsletter, I decided to highlight a problem that has been around for quite some time, but one that has recently seemed to rear its ugly head; Signed Subrogation Agreements! Signed “subro
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Illinois Senate Bill 1912

Taken From: NASP Illinois Senate Bill 1912 Illinois Senate Bill 1912, which set parameters for settlement of cases involving personal injury, property damage, wrongful death and tort liability, was recently enacted into law.  The law allows for protection of the third party’s right of
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AMICUS COMMITTEE UPDATE

Article Taken From:  NASP Ohio Amended Substitute House Bill Number 59 was recently enacted into law. The new legislation is an omnibus one ranging from the creation of the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) to renumbering statutes. With respect to subrogation, the bill transfers the a
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