Frequently Asked Questions
Workers Comp and Medicare Set-asides

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Q8. Group Health Plan (GHP) Insurance, Managed Care Plan, and Veterans' Administration (VA) Coverage

In a WC settlement, is a WCMSA recommended where the claimant is covered under a GHP or a managed care plan, or has coverage through the VA?
A8. Yes, a WCMSA is still appropriate because such other health insurance or health service could in the future be canceled or reduced, or the injured individual may elect not to take advantage of such services. It is important to remember that workers' compensation is always primary to Medicare and many other types of health insurance coverage for expenses related to the WC claim or settlement.