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Mandatory IL Auto Arbitration Repealed
September 11, 2017
On August 25, it was announced that the Illinois Insurance Code has been amended by repealing Section 143.24d

Change to Compatibility View Settings in Internet Explorer
September 11, 2017
With the implementation of new technologies, AF no longer requires to be included in the Compatibility View Settings in Internet Explorer

Password Use and Reuse
May 11, 2017
AF will be increasing the number of passwords that must be used before a password can be reused

Reduced Filing Fees in 2017
November 8, 2016
AF will reduce filing fees and give back to the insurance industry in 2017

Password Change Interval Enhancement
August 31, 2016
To improve the security of AF's website and member data, AF has enhanced its password change interval options to 30, 60, and 90 days

Disputing Damages? You May Want to Read This
May 10, 2016
If you respond to arbitration filings and have occasion to dispute the damages sought in the filing, keep these two important things in mind...

Qualifying E-Subro Hub Demands
March 22, 2016
What constitutes a qualifying E-Subro Hub demand?

2015: Year in Review
January 19, 2016
See what AF has done over the past year to improve member products and services

Revised E-Subro Hub Guidelines Coming February 15, 2016
January 12, 2016
Using member feedback, AF has compiled a more comprehensive set of industry guidelines

Mandatory Delaware Arbitration
October 13, 2015
Learn more about mandatory arbitration pursuant to 21 Del. C. § 2118(g)(3)

AF Named One Of America's 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces
October 6, 2015
AF has been recognized for its employee adoption benefits by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Coming Soon — System Announcements
August 11, 2015
This enhancement will alert users to new product features and functionality or other critical, time-sensitive communications

The Latest Paperless Initiative: Electronic Billing Statements
August 11, 2015
E-Statements increase efficiencies and decrease our carbon footprint

Clarification to Rule 2-4 and Denial of Coverage
May 19, 2015
Chapter 17 of the Reference Guide to AF's Agreements and Rules has been updated to provide further clarification on Affirmative Defenses

Auto Damages: Personal Versus Commercial
May 19, 2015
Arbitration cases are predominately filed in the Auto Forum, dealing with both personal and commercial vehicles

Damage Dispute Only... Are You Sure?
March 10, 2015
The importance of supporting liability and damages in your filing

File the Right Damages in the Right Forum
March 10, 2015
Knowing what damages should be filed in each forum helps ensure prompt resolution of claim disputes

Credit for Prior Payments
February 10, 2015
Before arbitration is filed, the parties may come to enough of an agreement that payments are exchanged

Evidence Considerations: Providing Sufficient Evidence
February 10, 2015
When presenting a total loss evaluation, it is important to include sufficient supporting details to justify how the settlement figure was determined

Upcoming E-Subro Hub Enhancement, January 2015
January 13, 2015
AF will be releasing a new enhancement to E-Subro Hub that will introduce an option to specify whether Auto Damages (Company Paid) are "Collision" or "Comp (OTC)"

New Appeal Process for the Property Forum in 2015
January 13, 2015
Based on the feedback provided by members, AF has revised the appeal process for the Property Forum in 2015

Evidence Considerations: Vehicle Photographs and Descriptions
January 13, 2015
Vehicle photographs and detailed descriptions of the location and nature of the damages could be crucial in proving your liability position

Evidence Considerations: Police Reports
December 9, 2014
Police reports could be a vital piece of evidence in either proving or refuting liability

Reminder: Changes to the Filing Fee Schedule, Effective January 1, 2015
December 9, 2014
AF's Board of Directors approved changes to the filing fee schedule, effective January 1

Reminder: Mandatory Illinois Arbitration Returns January 1, 2015
December 9, 2014
See how a recently approved amendment to Section 143.24d of the Illinois Insurance Code affects Auto arbitration in Illinois

Product Liability Exclusion and Other Property Program Changes Effective January 1, 2015
November 4, 2014
Learn more about the full assessment that AF conducted of its Property Program in 2014 and the resulting changes

Evidence Considerations: Detailed Statements
November 4, 2014
When gathering evidence for your case, do not overlook the necessity of taking detailed statements from all the involved parties

Decision Outcomes: Why Is This Decision Different from the Last One?
November 4, 2014
A better understanding of AF's role and the arbitration process may help you understand why decisions on similar liability or damages scenarios can differ

Did You Miss the Deadline?
October 14, 2014
AF has transitioned all paper notices on unanswered cases to email notifications

Mandatory Auto Arbitration in Illinois Returns January 1, 2015
October 14, 2014
See how a recently approved amendment to Section 143.24d of the Illinois Insurance Code affects Auto arbitration in Illinois

Evidence Considerations
October 14, 2014
AF has created a new series of articles with tips and suggestions to help you focus your investigation on important elements that may prove to be essential in building a compelling case of liability and/or damages

Deadline Approaching — Sign Up for Electronic Notifications
September 9, 2014
As of October 1, 2014, AF will transition all paper notices on unanswered cases to email notifications

AF Pre-Publication Review for Decision Quality
September 9, 2014
With over 50,000 disputes filed by members each month, AF is dedicated to facilitating the arbitration process so that members receive a high-quality decision as quickly as possible

Upcoming E-Subro Hub Enhancements, October 2014
August 26, 2014
AF will be releasing two new enhancements to the auto-close functionality in E-Subro Hub on October 11

When Do You Need a Consent Letter?
August 14, 2014
In short, you need a consent letter when a non-signatory wishes to resolve a dispute with a signatory, and vice versa

Diminished Value Damages
July 7, 2014
AF conducted an analysis of subrogation claim disputes in the Automobile Forum following a significant increase in disputes seeking damages for diminished value

Upcoming E-Subro Hub Enhancements, June 2014
June 17, 2014
AF will be releasing two new enhancements for E-Subro Hub on June 20

Don't Delay — Transition to Electronic Notifications Now
May 15, 2014
AF will transition all paper notices on unanswered cases to email notifications, effective October 1, 2014

Summer — A Time to Recover
May 15, 2014
This is an ideal season for moving many claims files off your desk and into the Property Subrogation Arbitration Forum

Coming Soon... Electronic Notifications
April 15, 2014
AF is committed to exceeding the growing needs of our membership through advanced technologies

Reminder About Audio/Video Evidence and Use of Links
April 15, 2014
Important information on audio and video evidence and links within evidence

Call for Property Arbitrators with Product Liability Experience
April 15, 2014
AF is looking to increase the current number of arbitrators who are qualified to hear product liability cases

Upcoming E-Subro Hub Enhancements, March 2014
March 11, 2014
In response to member feedback, AF will be releasing new enhancements on March 17

Not Sure What to Use Property Arbitration For?
March 11, 2014
Many carriers and self-insureds fail to recognize recovery potential simply because they do not understand the various arbitration programs available

How to Increase Recovery of Workers' Compensation Claims
February 11, 2014
Special Arbitration isn't just for settling third-party liability and/or concurrent coverage issues

A Review of 2013
January 14, 2014
In 2013, members resolved 533,738 arbitration disputes through AF, worth more than $2.4 billion