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Turning the Workers’ Comp Settlement Into a Global Settlement:
Tackling the General Release and Resignation LR1
Jeffrey A. Kadis, Partner, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP
Bill Wainscott, Manager, Workers’ Compensation & Occupational Health, International Paper
Wednesday, Nov. 19 | 11 a.m. - 12: 15 p.m.
Employers may face federal and state lawsuits if they apply the wrong approach when discussing
employment separation with an injured employee whose workers’ comp claim is being litigated.
Wrongful termination, discrimination and Americans with Disabilities Act violation charges can be
leveled against them. Find out how you and your insurers or claims service providers can coordinate
to properly broach the worker’s separation and how to conduct a global settlement to avoid litigation.
• Assess the circumstances that may allow a successful general release/
Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Legal Expenses NOW LR2
• Select the appropriate strategy for releasing contentious workers’ comp
• Recognize and address potential litigation problems when dealing with
• Determine who should negotiate separation as a part of a global
Jill Dulich, Senior Director, Marriott Claims Services
Richard Lenkov, Partner, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Wednesday, Nov. 19 | 2: 30 - 3: 45 p.m.
Legal expenses in the workers’ comp system can be astronomical, especially in states with exorbitant litigation expenses such as California and Illinois. It is incumbent upon employers and payers
to arm themselves with practical, hands-on tips to reduce – and in many cases eliminate – legal
expenses immediately. Learn how you can eradicate waste, cut through legal jargon and get to the
bottom line ASAP straight from a veteran workers’ comp manager and a long-time defense attorney.
• Discuss the skills necessary to make vendors stick to a budget
• Recognize appropriate trial strategies
• Analyze legal bills
Workers’ Compensation and Its Secondary Payers:
Medicare and Medicaid LR3
Tim Nay, Founding Principal, Law Offices of Nay & Friedenberg
Vernon Sumwalt, Partner, The Sumwalt Law Firm
Moderator: Jennifer C. Jordan, General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC
Thursday, Nov. 20 | 8: 30 - 9: 45 a.m.
While the SMART Act has improved access to Medicare conditional payment information and
streamlined MSP reimbursements, a new law has thrown a wrench into the works by strengthening
Medicaid’s reimbursement rights, making them very similar to Medicare’s. Is this the start of yet
another new trend to further enhance Medicaid’s secondary payer rights and address its future
medical expenses? With the new law set to take effect October 2016, you need to know if you’ll be
facing long-term care expenses on top of Medicare set-asides – and significant delays in settlements. Get all the facts and find out what adjustments you’ll need to make to be in the best position.
• Recognize the latest conditional payment reimbursement procedures,
mandatory reporting penalties and future medical allocations
• Interpret Medicaid eligibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act
• Appraise Medicaid’s enhanced recovery rights