Re: MSA Self Administer or Professional Administrator
That's called fraud, also private insurance won't pay for a work related injury.
Best thing for anyone to do if they get hurt at work is to not say anything and get your treatment through your own insurance
and not get mixed up in this vicious circle.
Also, who's going to pay wage loss?
The best thing to do is inform the employer at the time of the injury, afford them the opportunity to provide treatment and pay wage losses if necessary.
At the first sign of problems, don't argue with the employer or carrier and lawyer up - follow your lawyer's advice and keep your mouth shut.
Wire it to what account - did you already set up a Medicare Set Aside account?
I rewrote the addendum myself
and deleted "check" and only put in wire transfers
The carrier doesn't have to agree to anything but the original agreement approved by the commission, any changes made without their approval or your lawyer's knowledge could void the entire agreement.
The norm is they mail you a check - you then open an interest-bearing checking account named Medicare Set Aside and deposit the check into that account.
You should be going through your lawyer to make any changes, you chance screwing up everything.
They could say the same thing about a direct deposit or wire - we sent it, if you didn't get it sorry.
I think they were trying to get one over and would be able to say we sent the check, if you didn't get it well sorry!.
This scam would never fly nor would they be stupid enough to try it
All you'd have to do is ask for a copy of the cashed check.
This stuff is done with oversight - Their bank would have a record of the cashed check with your signature on the back to prove they fulfilled their obligation. Plus they send it certified mail - meaning you'd have to sign for it.
If the check was lost the postal service could trace. If you notify the carrier or your attorney you didn't get the check they would check their bank records to verify then void it and issue another one, they can't pull that scam if they wanted to.
In the past 25 years I've never heard of one case of them trying such a stupid stunt - they'd never get away with it due to the paper trail.
Last edited by tony; 09-16-2022 at 09:29 AM.
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