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Medi-Cal Third Party Liability and Recovery

The Third Party Liability and Recovery Division (TPLRD) is responsible for ensuring that the Medi-Cal program complies with State and Federal laws and regulations relating to the legal liability of third parties for health care services to beneficiaries, and of taking all reasonable measures to ensure that the Medi-Cal program is the payer of last resort.

Below you will find the different programs within TPLRD.  


Third Party Liability and Recovery Division is moving to another location.  During the move, our phone services will be temporarily offline as of August 28, 2014.  We appreciate your patience as we work through this transition.  
If you need immediate assistance during this timeframe please use the following communication methods:

• TPLRD’s Programs

   o Estate Recovery-  Email            
   o Personal Injury- Utilize the online forms
   o Health Insurance Premium Payment- Email            
   o Other Health Coverage- Utilize the online forms
   o Working Disabled- Contact Medi-Cal Eligibility Division at (916) 552-9200
   o Medicare Premium Payment- Utilize the online forms

• Mail - All mailing addresses will remain the same.  
   o Please see each program’s webpage using the links found below for mailing details.


Effective January 1, 2012, both federal and state laws require all TPLRD payments issued to any individual or non-governmental entity to submit a Payee Data Record (STD. 204).   

For additional information, go to the Payee Data Record link provided below under Resources.

Now Accepting Online Payments

TPLRD is now accepting online payments from your checking or savings account through a secure website. The application uses a step-by-step approach, making payments easier and faster than ever before. Click the secure link below and it will automatically take you to California's Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Website called   

TPLRD EFT Online Payments (Not DHCS)  

You can also get answers to questions for completing your payment(s) and submitting them online by accessing the reference materials provided below under Quick Reference Links.

Healthy Families or Medi-Cal for Families go to Medi-Cal Premium Payments for the "Medi-Cal for Families" Program  


Quick Reference Links
EFT Info Guide (PDF) 
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Payment Guidelines
EFT Enrollment Form (PDF) 



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