July 2018 E-Bulletin for TRS

This month's E-Bulletin topics include:

  1. System Maintenance, July 2018
  2. Accept Policy Limits in a Multi-Party Case
  3. Allow Recovery Post Decision
  4. TRS Eligible Cases – Remember to Add a Prior Payment

System Maintenance, July 2018

Image of a laptop with tool above itAF is scheduled to perform system maintenance and upgrades. As a result, AF's website will be unavailable from 10 PM Eastern on Friday, July 27, 2018, to 6 PM Eastern on Sunday, July 29, 2018.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our members. AF is committed to continuously enhancing our products and services. We thank you for your continued support.
 
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Accept Policy Limits in a Multi-Party Case

Image of a road sign that says coming soonIn the June 2018 E-Bulletin for TRS, we communicated the ability for a filing party, on a two-party case, to agree, within 60 days from the published decision date, to accept the responding party’s policy limits if it had not previously done so (and no award was entered against the responding party).

To improve our members’ experience, we will soon introduce functionality that will allow this in a multi-party case.

Each filing party must enter the case within 60 days from a published decision date and agree to accept its pro rata share of the policy limits. If all recovering parties accept policy limits, the awards will be granted to the appropriate parties with no arbitrator involvement. If all recovering parties do not accept policy limits, then no further action can be taken in regard to updating the awards.

Giving recovering parties the ability to re-enter a case to accept policy limits when the responding party has been deemed to be out of jurisdiction helps members avoid costly litigation and/or eliminates the need for re-filings.
 
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Allow Recovery Post Decision

Image of two gears with continuous improvement written on themWith an upcoming enhancement in TRS, responding parties will have the ability to recover their damages and receive a liability decision if they were deemed out of jurisdiction as a responding party on an initial filing and the damages were paid after the prior case’s response submission date.
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TRS Eligible Cases – Remember to Add a Prior Payment

Image of a series of post-it notes that say don't forgetWhen an E-Subro Hub demand is pushed to arbitration, the filer will have the option to use the TRS platform, as long as the Feature Amount Sought is $5,000 or less. Using TRS means reduced cycle time and improved decision quality for your cases.

TRS takes into account a prior partial payment. If a prior payment has been received but not entered, this will cause the claim to qualify only for the OLF arbitration platform.

To record a prior payment in the E-Subro Hub demand, select Manage Demand > Payment > Add Payment.

Screenshot of the Manage Demand tab with how to add a payment highlighted
 
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