ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHANGES TO FAX NUMBERS - As of July 1, 2014, the fax numbers for Forthright individual case coordinators will be changed. The old fax numbers will be disconnected. Click here to view a complete list of changes.

JOB OPENING - ARBITRATOR RELATIONS COUNSEL There is an immediate opening for this management position (formerly known as Legal Counsel) which has oversight of the DRP panel as its primary function. Click here for job description and how to apply.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - ARBITRATION RULE AMENDMENTS ARE APPROVED FOR APRIL 15, 2013 The Commissioner of the Department of Banking and Insurance has approved amendments to PIP arbitration Rules 6, 7 and 34 which place additional requirements for a case to proceed in-person if the total amount claimed is less than $1,000 and a party claims future treatment or testing. This change is in response to confusion among some practitioners regarding on-the-papers proceedings when future treatment or testing is claimed. Please consult Rule 6b for details. Also, for those filers who submit hardcopy Demands, the Demand for Arbitration form has been updated with a checkbox to designate a claim for future treatment. The form is available under the “Forms” link at the Forthright website. There is no change to the online Demand form.






Forthright Administers New Jersey No-Fault Arbitration Program

Forthright, a global provider of process design, automation, and management solutions, has been selected by the State of New Jersey to administer No-Fault Insurance Personal Injury Protection (PIP) arbitrations under the State’s Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act.  Forthright submitted a joint proposal with National Arbitration Forum (FORUM), the incumbent administrator.

Forthright began administering No-Fault PIP claims in New Jersey on April 1, 2011. Our administration provides users with reduced fees, enhanced filing capabilities, and a new user portal.  Forthright's free online tools allow users to manage and file cases electronically.

For more information, please review some Frequently Asked Questions about Forthright's administration of the New Jersey No-Fault PIP Arbitration Program.

Forthright Awarded New Jersey PIP Arbitration Contract
Commissioner's Approval of Arbitration Rules - April 1, 2011
Commissioner's Approval of Arbitration Rules - August 1, 2011
Commissioner's Approval of Arbitration Rules - March 1, 2013 Commissioner's Approval of Arbitration Rules - April 15, 2013