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Tower’s Dan Anders Comments on NY Ban on Hold-Harmless Clauses in Settlement Agreements

Posted on March 6, 2020 by Tower MSA

New York Workers’ Compensation Board recently issued a bulletin indicating it will not approve settlements requiring injured workers to indemnify or hold insurers harmless if Medicare demands future reimbursements. Tower’s Chief Compliance Officer Dan Anders said the board may be responding to a growing trend of MSAs and settlements that are not submitted to Medicare for review. See WorkCompCentral’s coverage here (subscription required)