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Ringler Radio presents an unprecedented analysis of the latest news, information and legislation impacting the structured settlement profession. Ringler Radio continues the tradition started by the founding partners of Ringler in 1975, focusing on creating the best financial solution for the injured party in a lawsuit settlement.

With more than 1 million listeners since its first groundbreaking podcast in 2005, Ringler Radio continues to be the premier podcast centered on the structured settlement industry today.

Aug 17, 2015
Spotlight on a New, Non-Traditional “Structured Settlement” Product

Qualified as well as non-qualified product plans are currently being offered for claimants or contingent fee attorneys to defer receipt of their settlement award or fee on a pre-tax basis. This new fixed investment product can be used for attorney fees, wrongful termination, discrimination and most personal and non-personal injury situations. On Ringler Radio, host,...

Jul 13, 2015
Judgment in Children’s Motrin Case

In a closely watched case in the legal community, Massachusetts’ highest court upheld a $63 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson, maker of Children’s Motrin, in the case of Samantha Reckis, who developed toxic epidermal necrolysis after receiving multiple doses of Children’s Motrin. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins Attorney Michael Bogdanow to discuss this...

Jun 30, 2015
Structured Settlements and Non-Qualified Assignments

A non-qualified assignment involves the transfer of a future periodic payment obligation arising from the settlement of a dispute from the defendant or its carrier to a third-party assignee. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert join Tom Donahue, Vice President of Structured Settlements Marketing at Liberty Life Assurance Company...

May 19, 2015
Traumatic Brain Injuries: From Battlefield to Football Field

After years in Afghanistan and Iraq, our troops are returning home with traumatic brain injuries stemming from their time in combat. Traumatic brain injuries are also prevalent in sports-most recently on our football fields. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host Anne Marie VonBank welcome Attorney Gordon Johnson, one of the...

May 5, 2015
Inside the Airbag Recall & Litigation

After many reported injuries, more than 14 million vehicles with Takata-manufactured airbags have been recalled due to defects. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie join guest Attorney Cole Portis from the Beasley Allen law firm, to discuss the airbag recall, the litigation surrounding defective airbags and the impact on air bag...

Apr 21, 2015
Get to know the new President of Ringler Associates

On this special edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen chats with the new President of Ringler Associates, Geoffrey E. Hunt, about his goals and thoughts on the structured settlement industry in Ringler’s 40th Anniversary year. Visit Ringler Associates to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

Apr 2, 2015
Structured Settlement Questions and Answers

Lump sum payment over a structure. The unpredictability of the market.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co-host Angus Kennedy to discuss some of the questions, solutions and what people should know about the benefits of the structured settlement. Visit Ringler Associates to contact a consultant in your area...

Mar 2, 2015
Brain Injury Association of America and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Aside from the physical, traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can have a lasting effect mentally and financially on an individual and their families. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague Char Johnson and Attorney Daniel S. Chamberlain, who is helping victims of TBIs cope with their injury. They will talk about these TBIs,...

Jan 26, 2015
Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in the Industry

Since 1975, Ringler Associates has been a huge player in the structured settlement industry and this year, celebrating a 40th Anniversary! On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague, Mike Casey and one of the original five Ringler hires, Cecil Matthews, as they discuss the structured settlement industry and how far they have...

Jan 13, 2015
Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Since 1956, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, better known as GTLA, has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true justice. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with colleague, Bill Wright, and special guest, Linley Jones, the 59th President of...

Dec 15, 2014
From Wealth Management to Structured Settlements

Financial security is an important factor for individuals and their families when choosing to go with a structured settlement. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins Phillip Krause, a new structured settlement consultant for Ringler Associates out of Naples, Florida to discuss his journey from wealth management to structured settlements, his insight on financial...

Dec 1, 2014
Inside the Connecticut Bar Association

From its creation in 1875, the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) was instrumental in developing and improving court rules and providing quality educational and networking opportunities for its members. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen welcomes the 2014-2015 Connecticut Bar Association President, Mark A. Dubois and Executive Director of the Connecticut Bar Association, Douglas S....

Nov 17, 2014
CMS and the Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule

Just last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) withdrew their proposed rule for the consideration of future medicals in liability bodily injury settlements. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen along with colleague, Tom Blackwell, Vice President and Program Director of Ringler Medicare Solutions, Inc. (RMS) and guest, Peter Foley, from the American Insurance...

Nov 3, 2014
Structured Settlements: Third Party Administrator Management

In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert join Charles F. Martin from Marsh Risk Consulting, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, to discuss third party administrator (TPA) management and the importance of a solid relationship between risk managers and TPA’s for insurance claims and structured settlements. Visit...

Oct 20, 2014
A Call for More Consumer Protection Against Factoring

There is cause for concern about factoring companies offering quick cash for structured settlement payments that fall short of the total value of a structured settlement over a claimant’s lifetime. This is particularly worrisome in the cases of disabled people whose health costs may skyrocket over time. So how can we protect individuals from these...

Oct 6, 2014
Inside Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics

After a serious injury requiring an amputation, there is not only a physical impact on the individual, but an emotional one. On Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early join special guest, Matthew Albuquerque, founder and president of Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics, to discuss the wonderful work they are doing with...

Sep 22, 2014
Litigation Surrounding Driver Fatigue

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, truck driver fatigue is a contributing factor in as many as 30-40% of all crashes involving heavy trucks. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, co-host, John Muir, Esq. and special guest, Attorney David A. Brose from the firm Langdon Emison, as they talk about truck driver fatigue,...

Sep 9, 2014
Attorney Fees and Deferred Taxation

How does an independent assignment company work in your favor when it comes to attorney fees? And can attorneys structure their fees after a settlement agreement has been concluded? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea with guest, Lynne P. Martel, Managing Director of Havelet Services Guernsey Limited and marketing and service...

Aug 25, 2014
2014 NSSTA Study on Structures

In 2014, the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) commissioned CLM Advisors to conduct a study, where the focus was on how senior claims executives perceive the value of structured settlements and the value that structured settlement consultants bring to the table. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Robert Caples welcomes Taylor Smith, President...

Aug 11, 2014
Spotlight on The City Bar

Founded in 1870 in response to a growing public concern over corruption in the justice system in New York City, the New York City Bar Association, also known as the City Bar, is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co‑host, Brian J. Fillion and...

Jul 28, 2014
Spotlight on the Alabama State Bar

The Alabama State Bar was created in 1923 and has jurisdiction over the conduct of all attorneys and is charged with stimulating interest in improving the administration of justice. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie join guest, Attorney Anthony A. Joseph, President of the Alabama State Bar, to discuss the initiatives...

Jul 14, 2014
CMS Medicare Set-Aside Review and Approval Process

The Medicare Set-Aside Review Process dates all the way back way back to 1980, when The Medicare Second Payer Act was enacted. Fast forward to 2014, where the Insurance industry is still waiting for promised improvements. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen along with colleague, Tom Blackwell, Vice President and Program Director of Ringler Medicare Solutions,...

Jun 30, 2014
General Motors Litigation Update

Recalls. Congressional Investigations. Litigation. General Motors (GM) has taken center stage over its ignition switch problem, which has been linked to drivers’ catastrophic injuries and in some cases, death. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Jere Beasley, the senior member of the Beasley Allen Law Firm, to give an update on litigation involving...

Jun 17, 2014
Lawyers and Depression

Depression within the legal community is a very real issue. According to the American Psychiatric Association, lawyers as a group are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from depression than the average person. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague Cindy Chanley, and special guest, Professor Brian Clarke, Assistant Professor at the Charlotte School...

Jun 2, 2014
Spotlight on the Houston Bar Association

Established in 1870, the Houston Bar Association’s purpose was to maintain high standards in the legal profession and provide legal education for Harris County attorneys. Today, the HBA is the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in the nation and has expanded its goals to include public service and better access to legal services for all...

May 19, 2014
Litigation Involving Actos, Transvaginal Mesh and Zohydro

A jury determined that drug makers hid cancer risks associated with the diabetes medicine, Actos, from the public. Complications stemming from transvaginal mesh and lawsuits by women against the manufacturers is another case of how a defective product can have a huge impact on a life. Zohydro, a controversial painkiller is making waves when it...

May 5, 2014
Litigation Surrounding General Motors Ignition Switch Problem

General Motors (GM) faces litigation stemming from an ignition switch problem in some recalled vehicles and now, families of the deceased or injured are seeking justice. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co-host Mike Casey from Ringler Associates talk with Attorney Adam J. Levitt, director at Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. about the...

Apr 21, 2014
Medical Marijuana and Defending Workers’ Compensation Claims

In recent years, medical marijuana has become a controversial topic. So what happens as medical marijuana use becomes legal? How will it impact your workforce? On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Richard W. Lenkov from the firm, Bryce Downey & Lenkov, to talk about medical marijuana within the workforce, defending workers’...

Apr 7, 2014
Special Needs Trusts or Pooled Special Needs Trusts

A special needs trust is designed to financially support a disabled individual, providing many benefits to the individual with long-term financial stability. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea, as they join Will Lindahl, MBA, CLPF, National Enrollment Director for CPT Special Needs Trusts, to discuss the process of setting up a...

Mar 28, 2014
Legaltronix: A Rating System in the Legal Services Profession

In the structured settlement industry, relationships are very important. We interact with mediators, judges, experts, arbitrators and more, on a daily basis. So, it is extremely helpful to have some background on those experts before we walk into negotiations. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen welcomes John B. Willcox, Co-founder of Legaltronix, a...

Mar 10, 2014
The Power of a Structured Settlement: A Personal Story

Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early, talk with Congressman Jim Langevin, a Democrat, representing constituents from the 2nd District in Rhode Island since 2001. Congressman Langevin talks about his own personal experience with a structured settlement years ago that helped him and public policy for structured settlements today. Hear...

Feb 24, 2014
Trial Lawyers and Structured Settlements

There are many benefits of going with a structured settlement. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Carmella Limongelli join special guest, Attorney Jesse M. Suit III, a trial lawyer and supporter of structured settlements from Kalfus & Nachman, to talk about his experience with structures and the importance of taking care of the client...

Feb 10, 2014
A Look Inside the Massachusetts Bar Association

Many people don’t know how advocacy plays an important part of any lawyer’s job. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen talks with incoming President of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Attorney Marsha Kazarosian, from Kazarosian Costello & O’Donnell LLP,  to discuss the Massachusetts Bar Association’s initiatives for 2014, some trends in the legal community and changing the sometimes not-so-good perception of lawyers one person at a...

Jan 27, 2014
Target Security Breach: Litigation and Impact

We now know that 70 million shoppers were impacted by a major security breach involving Target during the height of the holiday shopping season. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins colleague Heather Anderson and special guest Attorney Larry Golston, from the Beasley Allen Law Firm, as they discuss the current litigation following the security breach, the...

Jan 17, 2014
Workers’ Compensation Top Legal Trends

Get educated and up-to date when it comes to workers’ compensation issues and trends. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins colleague, Peter Early and special guest, Rebecca Shafer, President of Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc.  talk about reducing workers’ compensation costs, current trends and how the use of structured settlements is consistently growing for workers’ compensation cases.

Dec 30, 2013
Patient Safety Priority in Hospital Environments

Patient safety is essential when it comes to a hospital environment and there has been great progress with methods to increase safety and reduce risk. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen along with colleague,  John Machir and guest, Mary Anne Hilliard, Esq., Chief Risk Counsel and Vice President of Safety and Patient Experience...

Dec 9, 2013
How to be a Good Legal Negotiator

Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with colleague, Bill Wright, and special guest Professor Seth Freeman, J.D., a highly-rated professor of negotiation and conflict management at NYU’s Stern School of Business and at Columbia University, discuss  negotiation tactics, in particular the art of skilled legal negotiating, along with observations and advice to attorneys when it...

Nov 25, 2013
Handling Liability Cases Where Medicare is Involved

When is a Medicare Set Aside a good choice in a liability case?  Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen along with colleagues, Tom Blackwell, Vice President and Program Director of Ringler Medicare Solutions, Inc. (RMS), and Peter Early, talk about the complexities of liability cases where Medicare is involved and recent developments involving Medicare Set Asides...

Nov 11, 2013
CE and CLE Programs from Ringler Associates and CEU Institute

Have you heard about the new continuing education initiative from Ringler Associates? Ringler Associates and CEU Institute have teamed up to provide courses for CE (continuing education) and CLE (continuing legal education).  In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-hosts, Duke Wolpert and Gayle Christen talk with special guest, Jill Benner, Executive Director...

Oct 28, 2013
Dog Bite Injury Cases and Litigation

Dog bite injury cases are becoming more common when it comes to litigation.  People can suffer serious injuries from dog bites, leaving children and adults with physical and even emotional trauma. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen, along with colleague Brenda MacGregor, and special guest, Attorney Robin Gouveia from the firm d’Oliveira & Associates discuss the...

Oct 14, 2013
Future Medical Costs in Liability Cases

How will the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking impact future medical costs in liability cases? Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins colleague, Tom Blackwell, Vice President and Program Director of Ringler Medicare Solutions, Inc. (RMS), and special guest, Peter Foley, from the American Insurance Association, to discuss future medicals...

Sep 30, 2013
NSSTA, Congress and the Value of a Structured Settlement

The National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) is a driving force educating Americans about the value of a structured settlement. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and colleague, John Machir, a founding member and current President of NSSTA and head of National Marketing for Ringler Associates, discuss the many  issues that NSSTA champions behind the scenes...

Sep 16, 2013
Workers’ Compensation Catastrophic Claims Management

In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert talk with special guest, John Fostik, Principal of Battery Hill Consulting, to discuss a variety of important topics within the workers’ compensation arena. John spotlights structured settlement planning, the National Council on Compensation Insurance Report (NCCI Report), workers’ compensation catastrophic claims management and...

Sep 2, 2013
AAPD 2013 and Tax Reform

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is the driving force behind assisting people with disabilities. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen joins co-host, Randy Dyer, and special guest, Mark Perriello, the President and CEO of the AAPD , to talk about some of the important work that the AAPD is doing...

Aug 19, 2013
Controlling Costs Related to a Settlement

Ametros Financial has partnered with Ringler Medicare Solutions to offer professional administration services to expand the Medicare Set Aside, Medical Cost Projection, and Life Care Planning services, with the main purpose being to control costs related to a settlement. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague Cindy Chanley, and guest, Ken Paradis, co-founder of...

Aug 5, 2013
The Impact of the SMART Act

The SMART Act, also known as the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act, was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama.  Listen to Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and colleague Teddy Snyder, Esq. discuss the impact of the SMART Act with special guest, Attorney Aaron F. Frederickson from MSP Compliance Solutions.  They...

Jul 22, 2013
The Boston Bombings: Lawyers Assisting During Tragedy

The story of the bombings on Marathon Day in Boston is known worldwide. Three people were tragically killed at the event and more than 260 people were injured. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins Attorney Paul E. White, a partner at the law firm of Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen in Boston and Chair of...

Jul 8, 2013
Benefits of Structured Settlement Annuities as a Smart Business Strategy

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins colleague, Bobby Steele and special guest Brendan Lynch, former President of Institutional Products at Travelers Life & Annuity and investment advisor to life companies, as they spotlight Brendan’s  incredible opinion piece, “What Does Warren Buffett Know That You Should?“ Brendan discusses his connection with life companies, the industry, Buffett’s...

Jun 24, 2013
An Inside Look at Rated Age

What is a rated age? On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins colleague Teddy Snyder, Esq. and special guest, Misa Benson, Senior Structured Settlement Medical Underwriting Analyst with Pacific Life Insurance Company, to discuss the overall purpose of the rated age, changes in underwriting over the years, sharing rated age information with...

Jun 10, 2013
An Update on Long-Term Disability

Long-term disability insurance can be a complex area of insurance law for lawyers and consumers.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins colleague Tony Robinson and guest, Deborah M. Nelson, Partner at Nelson Boyd PLLC, to give us a refresher course on long-term disability insurance. Deborah discusses the difference between other types of insurance policies, the...

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Larry Cohen is the host of Ringler Radio and is the head of Ringler Associates operations in the Northeast....