Settlement Week is Monday, June 4, 2018 through Friday, June 8, 2018. 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 coordinator, Robert Maiorana, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 $1100. Please note this change in fee when making a request for MRO report.
IFA INSURANCE COMPANY
IFA Insurance Company (“IFA”) was declared insolvent on May 4, 2017.
The New Jersey Property-Liability Insurance Guaranty Association (“NJPLIGA”) is authorized to administer IFA’s claims in accordance with NJPLIGA’s statutory obligations.
Those obligations are set forth in the New Jersey Property-Liability Insurance Guaranty Association Act, N.J.S.A. 17:30A-1, et. seq. (the “Act”).
By Order dated May 4, 2017, Docket Number MER-C-20-17, all matters against IFA are enjoined and restrained.
All Demands for Arbitration arising under a policy of insurance issued by IFA regarding any covered claim pursuant to the Act should be amended accordingly.
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
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.