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Leveraging the ACA to Reduce Future Medical Damages in MPL/HPL Claims

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT, Noon MT, 11 a.m. PT)

The webinar is FREE and available to PIAA members only. Click here to view the recorded webinar.


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has served as a catalyst for major changes in the U.S. healthcare system. These changes are impacting medical and healthcare professional liability (MPL/HPL) insurers, as well as the healthcare professionals they protect. But one development may be more important, for MPL/HPL providers, than any other: the evolving strategy of using the ACA as a vehicle for undermining a plaintiff’s claim for the full cost of future medical damages.

In this exclusive webinar, three experts will discuss the most recent developments in applying the ACA in various jurisdictions: it has had a significant impact on a personal injury plaintiff’s ability to sue for the full cost of future medical care, thereby limiting an MPL/HPL insurer defendant’s exposure for such damages.

The experts will review recent judicial rulings on this topic, and explain how the law is being leveraged to lower the risk of exposure to defendants and their insurers.

The panel of experts includes:


Thomas Geroulo, Esq., Partner, Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, LLP
- Mr. Geroulo will provide an overview of the ACA-based strategy. He will also provide an update on the latest judicial rulings that are impacting the strategy.


Richard Henderson, Vice President, TransRe
- Mr. Henderson will offer a claims perspective on the ACA-based approach. He will discuss the critical need for cohesiveness and education of the defense bar and the MPL/HPL claims industry.


Dennis Costello, President and CEO, Second Chair
- Mr. Costello will discuss a new tool developed exclusively for MPL/HPL insurers and their defense counsel to keep them current on new developments that relate to the ACA strategy.