Manville: Temporary Policy Update Extension – COVID 2019

Temporary Policy Changes Regarding (a) Release Signatures and (b) Enforcement of Time Limitations

The Trustees of the Manville Trust are aware that these are difficult and unusual times.  Some filers may not be able to meet the requirements for certain Trust claims due to illness, quarantine or shelter in place orders. Therefore, the Trust has extended the prior deadline from December 31, 2020 through March 31, 2021. The following temporary policies will be in place.

  • For releases generated prior to the changes on March 26, 2020, a release document may be signed by the Injured Party or Personal Representative (when the injured party is deceased) and one witness who may be related by blood or marriage.
  • The timeframe for responding to notices of offer, deficiency, deactivation, and withdrawal has been tolled.
  • The statute of limitations period for filing a claim is tolled.

These policy changes are the result of the current pandemic crisis and are designed to provide temporary measures to assure claimants that claims handling will continue during the crisis.

Permanent Policy Changes Regarding Electronic Signatures:

  • The Trust will accept any document requiring a signature that has been signed utilizing DocuSign or other electronic signature software provided the law firm has an electronic filer agreement on file with CRMC.

The Trust is added language to the end of the release on March 26, 2020 so the release need not be notarized or witnessed.

Manville: MAP

Per Manville’s TDP, the Trust’s distribution to all claimants for the first nine months of a year shall not exceed 85% of the Maximum Annual Payment (MAP) determined for that year.  Manville has reached this limit for 2020.  Therefore, any claim with a status of “Awaiting Offer Funding” will not receive payment until October of 2020.  Please refer to the 2002 TDP Section H.8 for further details.  

Manville: Temporary Policy Update Extension – COVID 2019

Temporary Policy Changes Regarding (a) Release Signatures and (b) Enforcement of Time Limitations

The Trustees of the Manville Trust are aware that these are difficult and unusual times.  Some filers may not be able to meet the requirements for certain Trust claims due to illness, quarantine or shelter in place orders. Therefore, the Trust has extended the prior deadline from September 15, 2020 until January 1, 2021. The following temporary policies will be in place.

  • For releases generated prior to the changes on March 26, 2020, a release document may be signed by the Injured Party or Personal Representative (when the injured party is deceased) and one witness who may be related by blood or marriage.
  • The timeframe for responding to notices of offer, deficiency, deactivation, and withdrawal has been tolled.
  • The statute of limitations period for filing a claim is tolled.

These policy changes are the result of the current pandemic crisis and are designed to provide temporary measures to assure claimants that claims handling will continue during the crisis.

Permanent Policy Changes Regarding Electronic Signatures:

  • The Trust will accept any document requiring a signature that has been signed utilizing DocuSign or other electronic signature software provided the law firm has an electronic filer agreement on file with CRMC.
  • The Trust is added language to the end of the release on March 26, 2020 so the release need not be notarized or witnessed.

Manville: Temporary Policy Update Extension – COVID 2019

Temporary Policy Changes Regarding (a) Release Signatures and (b) Enforcement of Time Limitations

The Trustees of the Manville Trust are aware that these are difficult and unusual times.  Some filers may not be able to meet the requirements for certain Trust claims due to illness, quarantine or shelter in place orders. Therefore, the Trust has extended the prior deadline from July 22, 2020 until September 15, 2020. The following temporary policies will be in place.

  • For releases generated prior to the changes on March 26, 2020, a release document may be signed by the Injured Party or Personal Representative (when the injured party is deceased) and one witness who may be related by blood or marriage.

  • The timeframe for responding to notices of offer, deficiency, deactivation, and withdrawal has been tolled.

  • The statute of limitations period for filing a claim is tolled.

These policy changes are the result of the current pandemic crisis and are designed to provide temporary measures to assure claimants that claims handling will continue during the crisis.

Permanent Policy Changes Regarding Electronic Signatures:

  • The Trust will accept any document requiring a signature that has been signed utilizing DocuSign or other electronic signature software provided the law firm has an electronic filer agreement on file with CRMC.

  • The Trust is added language to the end of the release on March 26, 2020 so the release need not be notarized or witnessed.

Manville: MV Level 2 Release Language

At the request of several counsel, a change has been made to the Level 2 release. Your client will have the option to accept the L2 offer at 4.3% which is eligible for a supplemental payment should one be made or the L1 $600 Cash Discount Payment. They should initial their selection and sign the release.

Manville: Manville Trust 4.3% pro rata share

With the recent change in the Manville Trust Pro Rata share, the pro rata payment amount for a Level 2 claim is $516, less than a Level 1 Cash Discount Payment of $600. Therefore, the Trustees will offer the option of accepting the Level 2 value, which is eligible for a supplemental payment should one be paid, or accepting the Level 1 $600 cash discount payment. For electronic filers you will see the following options on the Offer Status Page:

                ACC – Offer Accepted as L2 $516 eligible for supplemental payment

                AL1 – Offer Accepted as L1 $600 cash discount payment

The proper release will generate once an option is selected. If you file on paper with CRMC, a representative will contact you prior to the issuance of an offer for your selection so the proper offer and release documents are sent.

Manville: Updated Release Document

The Manville Trust has added language to the release document so it only needs to be signed by the injured party or representative. If you would like to secure an updated release for clients based on this change, please provide a list of claimids in excel to inquiry@claimsres.com and we will let you know once the updated release document(s) may be printed from eClaims.

Manville: MV Trust COVID-19 Policies

Policy Changes – COVID 2019

Temporary Policy Changes Regarding (a) Release Signatures and (b) Enforcement of Time Limitations

The Manville Trust’s current policy is that a release must be signed by the injured party or personal representative and notarized by a notary or witnessed by two individuals not related by blood or marriage.

The Trustees of the Manville Trust are aware that these are difficult and unusual times.  Some filers may not be able to meet the requirements for certain Trust claims due to illness, quarantine or shelter in place orders. Therefore, for the next 120 days from the date of this notice or until further notice by the Trust, whichever occurs later, the following temporary policies will be in place.

  • A release document may be signed by the Injured Party or Personal Representative (when the injured party is deceased) and one witness who may be related by blood or marriage.
  • The timeframe for responding to notices of offer, deficiency, deactivation, and withdrawal has been tolled.
  • The statute of limitations period for filing a claim is tolled.

These policy changes are the result of the current pandemic crisis and are designed to provide temporary measures to assure claimants that claims handling will continue during the crisis.

Permanent Policy Changes Regarding Electronic Signatures:

  • The Trust will accept any document requiring a signature that has been signed utilizing DocuSign or other electronic signature software provided the law firm has an electronic filer agreement on file with CRMC.
  • The Trust is adding language at the end of the release so that the release need not be notarized or witnessed. A notice will be sent once this change is in place.