Eligibility Criteria

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Arbitrators foster positive relations with other claims carriers. Read the following criteria carefully, and if you meet the requirements, follow the instructions for becoming an arbitrator.

  • To serve as an AF arbitrator, the candidate must be employed by a member company (or a non-member in a state where arbitration through AF is mandatory by statute).
  • To serve as an Automobile, Medical Payment, and/or Personal Injury Protection (PIP) arbitrator, a minimum of three years of claims adjusting experience is required.
  • To serve as a Special Arbitration arbitrator, a minimum of five years of claims adjusting experience in liability claims, first- and third-party coverage application issues is required.
  • To serve as a Property Arbitration arbitrator, a minimum of five years of claims adjusting experience is required. To hear Property cases involving alleged product defects, at least three of the five years' experience must be specific to products liability.
  • For Uninsured Motorists' arbitrators, five years of claims adjusting experience is preferred, including coverage application issues.
  • To serve as a New York Personal Injury Protection (NY PIP) Arbitrator, a candidate must have a minimum of three years of NY PIP claims adjusting experience.

Please note that all forums require supervisory approval and permission to devote time to hear cases.

Ready to Apply?

If you meet the above requirements for any of AF's arbitration programs and are interested in becoming an arbitrator, you may begin the process of becoming an arbitrator.

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