Settlement Attorneys: About Medicare Set-Asides

A Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) is a fund set aside from the proceeds paid from the settlement of a Workers` Compensation or Personal Injury liability case. A portion of the settlement is set-aside to pay for future medical expenses related to the injury that would otherwise be paid by Medicare. Previously, MSA were only required in Workers’ Compensation Cases. New rules will require MSA for most Personal Injury liability cases where the plaintiff may receive Medicare benefits in the future.