Bulletin: NE2016002

Date:
March 24, 2016
To:
All Nebraska Issuing Offices
RE:
UNDERWRITING - Medicaid Reimbursement, Nebraska

Dear Associates: 

Attached to this Bulletin you will find a form for Authorization for the Disclosure of Protected information to Attorneys or Public Officials. This form must accompany any request for release of Medicaid eligibility to a trust company, title company, or others inquiring in response to the death of a Medicaid recipient.

The form is to be signed by an authorized individual (personal representative, or other court-appointed representative, or trustee). A copy of a trust or other court appointment must also be included.

The latest contact information for assistance regarding the procedure is:

            Mr. Nate Watson
            DHHS Medicaid Attorney
            (402) 471-8903
            Nate.watson@nebraska.gov

Nebraska agents are urged to track the progress of Legislative Bill 1103, which is before the current session of the Unicameral. LB 1103, if passed, will have an effect on many other transactions, and consequently, will affect our practices as well.

This Bulletin supplements Bulletin NE2015002 and NE2015003.  

If you have any questions relating to this or other bulletins, please contact a Stewart Title Guaranty Company underwriter.

For on-line viewing of this and other bulletins, please log onto www.vuwriter.com.

THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
NE2015002 UNDERWRITING - Medicaid Recovery Legislation
 
NE2015003 UNDERWRITING - Nebraska Medicaid Reimbursement
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None