The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has published its 2008 United States Life Table.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has published its 2008 United States Life Table.

Effective January 19, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin referencing the CDC’s 2008 United States Life Table 1— Life Table for the total population— for WCMSA life expectancy calculations.

This means that for any newly submitted WCMSA allocation received by CMS’ Coordination of Benefits Contractor (COBC), uploaded via the Web portal or any WCMSA case reopened on or after January 19, 2013— CMS will apply the CDC’s 2008 United States Life Table 1 to calculate for life expectancy.

As a courtesy, a link to the CDC’s 2008 United States Life Table 1 will be provided at a later date, in the related links section of the Workers’ Compensation Agency Services page of the CMS site. Click here to view the page where the link will be provided.

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