Scope of Practice
Subrogation is a legal process by which insurers recover funds for claims paid to their insureds which were the responsibility of another. When a legitimate claim results in a health claim being paid under the general liability health policy, the insurer or employer who paid the claim is entitled to assert a claim against the responsible individuals or entities in order to recover from them or their specific loss insurers claims paid for which the defendant must be held liable.
Our subrogation team has experience with a variety of types of subrogation interests from health insurers to auto and homeowners insurers.
Our goal is to resolve subrogation claims quickly and efficiently. Yet, when a reasonable compromise cannot be reached, our highly-qualified attorneys will advocate for the insurer’s rights.
Recently, our firm successfully represented a self-funded healthcare plan in a subrogation claim that went to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Steffens v. BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, 2011 WI 60, 335 Wis. 2d 514, 804 N.W.2d 196.
For expert counseling on a subrogation matter, contact a member of our subrogation team.
Sheila Sullivan - Wisconsin Insurance Law
In deciding a significant duty to defend case June 30, 2016, the Wisconsin Supreme Court cited BMR’s Sheila Sullivan four separate times (on her work supplementing the "Wisconsin Insurance Law") as authority for its decision.