Structured Set-Aside Arrangements
A WC Medicare Set-aside Arrangement can be established as a structured arrangement, where payments are made to the arrangement on a defined schedule to cover expenses projected for future years. In a structured Medicare set-aside arrangement, monies are apportioned over fixed or definite periods of time. In such cases, Medicare will not agree to cover the beneficiary if there is no verification that the funds apportioned in the arrangement have been exhausted. Medicare does not make any payments until the contractor responsible for monitoring the individual's case can verify that the funds apportioned to the period, including any carry-forward amount, have been completely exhausted as set forth in the Medicare set-aside arrangement.