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If your organization qualifies as an insurer, self-insured, or commercial insured with a large retention, Arbitration Forums, Inc. welcomes and encourages you to become a signatory to one or more of AF's forums.

Image of the number 11. Fill out the Applicable Agreement(s).

Each Agreement needs to be completed in its entirety with the exception of the subsidiary listing section. This section should only be completed if your organization intends on having more than one subsidiary participating in the same forum. In addition, the agreements MUST be signed by a corporate officer, senior-level executive, or an individual that has the authority to bind your organization to a nationwide contract. The agreement is valid and binding from the date in which the agreement is signed.

Upon completion of the agreement, please forward the original signed copy to the attention of:

Arbitration Forums, Inc.
Attn: Membership Services
3820 Northdale Boulevard, Suite 200A
Tampa, Florida 33624

You may request membership information via membership@arbfile.org or call 1-866-977-3434.

Image of the number 22. Complete the following forms and email them to membership@arbfile.org.

  • Security Administrator Profile Form
    Security administrators have a user designation that allows them to add, modify, and remove business units and users for their company. Regardless of the business unit to which they are assigned, administrators can control business units and users for the entire company. Security administrators can also specify company preferences related to their company's participation in AF's programs.
  • Global Authorization Form
    To improve our members' experience and increase efficiencies, AF transitioned all paper notices on unanswered cases to email notifications. Each member company must provide a global email address to which AF will send its notifications. Only an authorized officer of the member company may approve the process.

Image of the number 33. Review AF's Informational and Training Resources

Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) can be a vital part of the arbitration process. We set up TPAs with their own company code and dedicated Security Administrator. Should you wish to have a TPA file on your behalf all we need is written consent. The TPA Letter of Consent needs to be submitted on the member company letter head, be signed by a corporate officer, senior level executive, or an individual that has the authority to bind your organization to a nationwide contract and not be case specific. The completed TPA Letter of Consent can be emailed to membership@arbfile.org.