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Mealey's Insurance - Judge Issues Judgment That CIGA Has No Duty To Repay For Medicare Payments

LOS ANGELES - A California federal judge on Feb. 11 issued a judgment accepting the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' finding that California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) has no duty to reimburse the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for conditional payments made on behalf of insureds under workers' compensation plans that become insolvent because CIGA is not a primary plan under the Medicare Act's secondary payer provisions (California Insurance Guarantee Association v. Alex Azar II, et al., No. 15-1113, C.D. Calif.).
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