Individual Review Claims and Part 4 of the Individual Review Claim Form

All NARCO Asbestos Trust Individual Review (“IR”) claims that answer “Yes” to the question “Has an asbestos-related lawsuit or claim ever been filed on behalf of the injured party?” must complete the Affirmation of Counsel: IR Claim Form Part 4: Asbestos-Related Litigation and Claims History.  This document should be uploaded as part of the claim file using document type “NAR-IR Doc Aff.”

See documentation requirements contained in Part 4 of the IR Claim Form. If you answer “Yes”, to the question “Has an asbestos-related lawsuit or claim ever been filed on behalf of the injured party?”, you must complete Part 4 of the IR Claim Form. In addition, for every asbestos-legal action filed on behalf of the injured party, the claimant and the claimant’s law firm must attach to the Claim Form:

  1. the file-stamped copy of the complaint, as amended,
  2. any standard disclosures or interrogatories and the answers thereto required by the applicable jurisdiction, and
  3. any affidavits or deposition testimony submitted by or on behalf of the injured party

To the extent that affidavits or depositions from a person other than the injured party include information that bears on an injured party’s exposure to a NARCO asbestos-containing product (whether or not the affidavits or depositions mentioned NARCO) and were submitted on behalf of the injured party to a court, an insurance company, or an asbestos defendant in the tort system in an effort to support an asbestos claim, those affidavits and depositions must also be submitted. Such affidavits and depositions must be submitted regardless of whether they tend to support the claim of exposure to a NARCO asbestos-containing product. Affidavits and depositions that do not relate to the time period of the injured party’s exposure to a NARCO asbestos-containing product do not have to be submitted to the NARCO Trust, unless the affidavit or deposition: (1) names the injured party; and (2) contradicts the evidence of the injured party’s exposure to a NARCO asbestos-containing product. Affidavits that were submitted to other asbestos trusts only do not have to be submitted to the NARCO Trust.

All: CRMC System Enhancement – Recategorization Option Clarification

CRMC has re-defined the prior Recategoriztion Option on the Offer status page for all Trust clients. You will now have two options: 1) Recategorization – POC needs to be amended and 2) Recategorization – Ready for CRMC Review. This was previously a two step process where you were required to log your recategorization request and then move the claim forward for processing on the claim page once any claim amendments were complete.

NARCO: IR Claim Form Asbestos-Related Litigation History Documentation Requirements

The NARCO Asbestos Trust writes to remind you of the documentation requirements contained in Part 4 of the IR Claim Form. If you answer “Yes”, to the question “Has an asbestos-related lawsuit or claim ever been filed on behalf of the injured party?”, you must complete Part 4 of the IR Claim Form. In addition, for every asbestos-legal action filed on behalf of the injured party, the claimant and the claimant’s law firm must attach to the Claim Form:

  1. the file-stamped copy of the complaint, as amended,
  2. any standard disclosures or interrogatories and the answers thereto required by the applicable jurisdiction, and
  3. any affidavits or deposition testimony submitted by or on behalf of the injured

To the extent that affidavits or depositions from a person other than the injured party include information that bears on an injured party’s exposure to a NARCO asbestos-containing product (whether or not the affidavits or depositions mentioned NARCO) and were submitted on behalf of the injured party to a court, an insurance company, or an asbestos defendant in the tort system in an effort to support an asbestos claim, those affidavits and depositions must also be submitted. Such affidavits and depositions must be submitted regardless of whether they tend to support the claim of exposure to a NARCO asbestos-containing product. Affidavits and depositions that do not relate to the time period of the injured party’s exposure to a NARCO asbestos-containing product do not have to be submitted to the NARCO Trust, unless the affidavit or deposition: (1) names the injured party; and (2) contradicts the evidence of the injured party’s exposure to a NARCO asbestos-containing product. Affidavits that were submitted to other asbestos trusts only do not have to be submitted to the NARCO Trust.

The above documentation requirements are mandatory. Please see the Part 4, Subpart A: Litigation History section of the Instructions for Completing the NARCO Asbestos Trust Proof of Claim Form for Unliquidated Claims to be Processed under Individual Review for more detail regarding the documentation requirements.

NARCO: Claims Processing Policy Modifications

The NARCO Asbestos Trust (the “Trust”) previously adopted Directives Related to Exposure, as revised.  Additional revisions to those Directives have recently been adopted by the Trust.  Please consult the NARCO Trust Directives Related to Exposure – As of February 2018 (the “Directives”), for the current Directives as of this date.

Certain claims – withdrawn claims or deferred claims – will not be reviewed by the Trust pursuant to the revised Directives unless and until a filer takes certain further action. Please see below for information on how to request review of your withdrawn claim or deferred claim.  Contact Narcoinquiry@claimsres.com with any questions.

I.             Withdrawn Claims

If you want your currently withdrawn claim reviewed under the revised Directives, you must refile your withdrawn claim.

Steps to refile a withdrawn claim:

  1. Locate the claimant by entering the Claimant ID or name into the search box.
  2. Click the link under the ClaimantID.
  3. Go to the bottom of the page and select the Evaluation and NAR claim type from the drop-downs.
  4. Click Add New Claim.
  5. Complete the claim information on the screen and Save.
  6. Click the To CRMC for Processing option.
  7. Upload or copy the required documents to the claim shown on the documents tab.

II.            Deferred Claims

If you want your deferred claim reviewed under the revised Directives, you must un-defer the claim and request a re-evaluation within eClaims.

How to remove a claim from deferral:

Steps to remove a single claim from deferred status —

  1. From the claims tab in eClaims select the Deferral tab, then UnDefer Claim.
  2. If you want to undefer one claim, select the radio button next to Enter Claim ID and enter the claim ID in the space provided.
  3. Select NAR for the Trust.
  4. Click UnDefer Claim.
  5. The claim will be reset to the status prior to its deferral.
  6. To place the claim into the review queue, type the claim id in the search box.
  7. Click the O link under “Action/View” to go to the offer status page.
  8. On the Offer Screen, select the RCT-Recategorization radio button (if available) and click submit. Then go to the Claim page and select “To CRMC for Processing” at the bottom of the page to complete the request for re-review of the claim.
  9. If RCT-Recategorization is not an option on the Offer Screen, go to the Claim page and select “To CRMC for Processing” at the bottom of the page to complete the request for re-review of the claim.

Steps to remove a list of claims from a deferred status —

  1. From the claims tab in eClaims select the Deferral tab, then UnDefer Claim.
  2. Select the radio button next to Enter Filename.
  3. Click Choose File.
  4. Select a text file from your computer (A single claimid on each line.)
  5. Select NAR for the Trust.
  6. Click UnDefer Claim.
  7. The claim will be reset to the status prior to its deferral.
  8. To place each claim into the review queue, follow steps 6-9 above listed under the single claim instructions.