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New information regarding upcoming Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) changes are posted as the information becomes available.  Items remain on this page for the current year and are then moved to the Archive page.

January 7, 2019 - Revised Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement Reference Guide

Version 2.9 of the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) Reference Guide is now available in the Download section of the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside Arrangements page. This version includes updates for CDC Life Tables 2015, in addition to providing clarifications to existing policies. See section 1.1 of the guide for a summary of changes.

December 5, 2018 - Use of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 2015 Life Tables

Beginning January 5, 2019, CMS will convert to the CDC’s “Table 1: Life Table for the total population: United States, 2015“ for the Workers’ Compensation  Medicare Set Aside  life expectancy calculations. A link to the CDC’s 2015 Life Tables may be found in the Related Links section at the bottom of this page.

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