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Health Insurance Liens

Know Your Rights to Get the Best Recovery Possible

In Massachusetts, if you are injured your health insurance may end up paying some of the medical bills for your treatment.  In the setting of a car accident, your health insurance will begin making payments once the available Personal Injury Protection benefits are exhausted.

When your health insurer pays any of your medical bills related to your injuries in an accident, they will have the right to assert a lien on any settlement or judgment you receive from a bodily injury claim.

The process for a health insurer to file a lien is governed by G.L c. 111, s. 70A-D.

MassHealth has an automatic lien for any benefits they pay.  MassHealth does not have to notify you that you may owe them a lien.

Medicare has a right to recovery under Federal Law for any benefits it pays towards your medical expenses for which you receive a third party bodily injury settlement or recovery.

Failure to pay a MassHealth or Medicare lien can have dire consequences and result in significant financial liabilities.

Working with an attorney who knows how to handle health insurance liens, including MassHealth and Medicare liens, is critical to making sure you only repay what is required.  It can also protect you from significant consequences if you fail to repay a health insurance lien.

With over a decade of experience representing clients in their claims for bodily injuries, the professionals at the Law Offices of Samuel A. Segal know what it takes to get you the best recovery possible.


The time to file your claim is limited, so reach out to us today for your Free Consultation.

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