Washington, DC – Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) today issued the following statement urging Congress to consider for action, H.R. 5284, the Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2012 that includes important reforms for the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) system to help many injured workers expedite their claims process. H.R. 5284 was introduced by Representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) earlier this year.
“This commonsense legislation will bring more clarity and consistency to the Medicare set-aside administrative process. This bill will benefit injured workers, employers, and insurers, by eliminating costly delays in the federal government’s review process for workers compensation claims of Medicare beneficiaries.
“PCI applauds Reps. Reichert and Thompson for their leadership in securing bi-partisan support and urges Congress to consider the bill during this session of Congress.”