RULE CHANGE AND
NEW ARBITRATION DEMAND FORM
Effective May 1, 2017 a rule change to Paragraph 14 only of Rule 7 of the New Jersey No-Fault PIP Arbitration Rules requires claimants filing under an assignment of benefits or a power of attorney to certify whether the Respondent requires an internal appeal, and if so, that Claimant has complied with the requirement and attached copies of Pre- Service and/or Post- Service Appeal Forms.
Accordingly, a new Arbitration Demand Form will be required for filing of Demands with Forthright effective May 1, 2017. Forthright On-Line demand forms and Elaw demand forms will note the same change effective May 1, 2017. Click here or “FORMS” above to obtain a downloadable copy of the
Demand For Arbitration – Rule 7 - Effective May 1, 2017 New
Settlement Week is Monday, June 5, 2017 through Friday, June 9, 2017. During that week no arbitration hearings are scheduled so that parties and attorneys can work on case settlements. DRPs are available to act as mediators at no cost to users. Since mediation is voluntarily, both parties must consent to have their case mediated. Please prepare a list of cases which may be suitable settlement candidates. You may request a DRP mediator by sending your request and a list of cases to the Settlement Week
Robert Maiorana, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM
Forthright is pleased to announce the implementation of an emergency alert system for the New Jersey PIP community. Alerts are optional and you will have to register to receive them. Click here to learn more.
NEW MRO FEE
Due to an increase in fees charged by the Medical Review Organizations selected by the Department of Banking and Insurance, the required fee to be submitted with a request for MRO report is now $1090. Please note this change in fee when making a request for MRO report.
NEW JERSEY PIP IS NOW MOBILE!
Search and view your cases and calendar on your tablet or phone with Forthright’s new mobile site www.gopipnj.com.
Click here to learn more
- Mobile access to Quick or Advanced Searches.
- Access full case data on your phone or tablet.
- In ‘Upcoming Events’ view your next 24-hours of hearings at a glance.
- View your calendar by day or week.
Forthright is pleased to announce enhancements to the online portal for PIP practitioners. The “Advanced Search” feature has been expanded to include more options for searching your case data and the ability to download search results to an Excel spreadsheet! Click here for Case Search & Download FAQs.
PORTAL CALENDAR VIEW FOR PIP PRACTITIONERS - Click here for Calendar View FAQS
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.
Commissioner's Approval of Arbitration Rules – May 1, 2017
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