May 2019 E-Bulletin

This month's E-Bulletin topics include:

  1. Don’t Wait until October 1 – Join TRS Today!
  2. Added Functionality Coming to TRS
  3. Intercompany Loss Transfer Circular Letters Now Posted on the NYDFS Website
  4. Cases in Process to Be Removed after 365 Days of Inactivity

Don’t Wait until October 1 – Join TRS Today!

Image of a calendar reading October 1As you know, AF’s Online Filing (OLF) technology for all arbitration programs is being upgraded to the Total Recovery Solution® (TRS®) technology platform. The TRS platform is currently available for automobile subrogation arbitration program cases only (cases filed in our Auto program), and it will become the exclusive platform for all automobile subrogation arbitration cases by October 1, 2019.

Don’t wait until later this year to begin taking advantage of the benefits of TRS. Onboarding is simple. Contact us at Trsrollout@arbfile.org to begin your transition today!

Our members have asked if AF is considering changes to extensions and revisits. Yes, we are. Extensions and revisits are one of many topics we will continue to work with the membership and our Board of Directors to evaluate throughout 2019. We anticipate completing the evaluation with our members and Board to determine the best solution for extensions and revisits at the beginning of Q4 2019. These changes, and others, will be based on the needs of the membership as a whole and the long-term benefits our members expect from the TRS technology platform.
 
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Added Functionality Coming to TRS

Coming soonAs part of the Online Filing (OLF) upgrade to the Total Recovery Solution® (TRS®) platform effective October 1, 2019, AF continues to develop functionality that aligns TRS with the Automobile Subrogation Arbitration Agreement and the Arbitration Rules. Some of the functionality you will see deployed during 2019 includes:
  1. Ability to request a deferment; ability for an adverse party to challenge the deferment request.
  2. Ability for a signatory to file against a non-signatory or vice versa. This includes scenarios in which the non-signatory consents to arbitrate or the loss state mandates the use of intercompany arbitration through AF.
We are excited with the increased participation and usage of TRS in advance of October 1, 2019.
 
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Intercompany Loss Transfer Circular Letters Now Posted on the NYDFS Website

Image of a business man looking at a laptop screenBelow are links to circular letters specific to loss transfer arbitration (NYPIP) posted by the New York Department of Financial Services on its website. The first letter concerns Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedules and Insurance Law 5105. The second letter concerns Insurance Law 5105 and Transportation Network Company (TNC) Vehicles.

Insurance Circular Letter No. 3 (2019)
Insurance Circular Letter No. 4 (2019)
 
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Cases in Process to Be Removed after 365 Days of Inactivity

Image of a clock with a date with the numbers 365 in itAs we communicated in the January 2019 E-Bulletin, AF will be removing any cases in process that have not had activity for the past 365 days to help maintain the integrity of the data in our system. We will begin removing these inactive cases on June 2, 2019.
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