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Employment practices liability and public officials liability insurance 2011

Employment Practices Liability andPublic Officials Liability Insurance2011

Changes That May Affect You


New program in 2011

New Program In 2011

  • Background

    • How we got here

    • Choices

    • Decisions

    • Selection of Carrier

  • The Program

    • Coverage

    • Procedures


A growing problem

A Growing Problem

Employment Practices Liability


Areas covered by law

Areas Covered by Law

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Hostile Work Environment

  • Equal Pay for Equal Work

  • Age Discrimination in Employment

  • New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD)

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA, Whistleblower)


Employment practices liability and public officials liability insurance 2011

Employment Related Claims

Cost of Claims Per Employee


Employment practices liability and public officials liability insurance 2011

We Had To Do Something

Choices:

  • Modify Coverage

  • Increase Funding (Raise Rates)

  • Experience Rate (Member/JIF)

  • Raise Deductibles and Co-Pays

  • Address Frequent Flyers

  • Educate! Educate! Educate!

Shop for a better deal?


What s the difference

Our Coverage Form

Our Adjusters

Our deductibles and co-pays

Our defense attorneys

Flexibility

Their Coverage Form

Their Adjusters

Their deductibles and co-pays

Their defense attorneys

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What’s the Difference?

MEL JIF

INSURANCE

At What Cost The Savings?


Mel committee

MEL Committee

  • Examine issues

  • Explore alternatives

  • Prepare RFP

  • Review Results

  • Interview Carriers

  • Make recommendations


2011 epl program requirements from commercial carriers

2011 EPL ProgramRequirements From Commercial Carriers

  • Match MEL Policy Form

  • Recognize our Defense Panel

  • Match Current Co-Pays/Deductibles

  • Match Current Rating Structure


2011 epl program

2011 EPL Program

  • Match MEL Policy Form

  • Recognize our Defense Panel

  • Match Current Co-Pays/Deductibles

  • Match Rating Structure

  • Elimination of JIF Surcharge

  • Savings of 20% vs 2011 MEL Renewal

No Longer a MEL Program!


Program components

Program Components

  • Now A JIF Program*

  • XL Insurance – “A” XV Rated

  • Summit Risk Services – XL Claims

    • Stagliano, DeWeese & Fuscellaro, P.A.,

    • Kearns, Vassallo, Kearns

  • Scibal Associates – Claims Advocate

  • Helpline

* MEL will continue to provide Risk Management Services


Defense attorneys

Defense Attorneys*

* With concurrence of XL/Summit


Claims procedures

Claims Procedures

  • All claims to Scibal as per current procedure

    • Copy to DeWeese or Kearns

  • Scibal will review coverage

    • Scibal forwards to Summit/XL

  • Summit will review

    • Assign adjuster/claim number

    • Acknowledgement letter to Clerk

    • Send ROR letter

    • Assign counsel with input from DeWeese/Kearns


Claims procedures1

Claims Procedures*

  • “Sweep” letter (December 17, 2010)

    • Nothing falls through the cracks

  • Procedures letter (December 23, 2010)

  • Report all claims within 14 Days

    • “any incident, event, occurrence, loss or accident that might give rise to a Claim.”

    • Experience has demonstrated that reporting such potential claim could result in early resolution with the occurrence of no expenses. XL/ Summit will offer assistance with early resolution of Claims and potential claims that are reported to them in a timely fashion.

*All existing claims will continue to be handled by the MEL.


Early mediation

Early Mediation

  • Early identification of matters that could lead to problems/litigation

  • XL insurance to provide $1,000

  • Parties meet with retired judge

  • Effort to resolve prior to litigation

Procedures Being Developed


Epl helpline jif branded website january 1 2011

EPL HelplineJIF Branded WebsiteJanuary 1, 2011

  • Attorneys answer specific HR & Employment Law questions

    • Via website or telephone

    • Confidential and timely responses

  • On Line resources

  • Two registered users from members

    • Must be employees – Not Solicitor

  • Unlimited access


Helpline

HELPLINE

  • Question of the Month

  • Case of the Month

  • HR Alerts

  • Federal/State News Updates

  • HR Posters

  • Model Policies/Handbook

  • Training Resources On Line

    • Managers/Supervisors

    • Slides, Audio, File Downloads

    • Small Chapters

    • Certificates of Completion


Https www hrhelpline com njmel

https://www.hrhelpline.com/njmel/

  • Must pre-register

  • You will be contacted

  • Given login/password

  • Provided instructions

PLEASE REGISTER!


What about epl hotline

What About EPL Hotline?

  • “Helpline” replaces “Hotline” Q&A

  • “Helpline” is more comprehensive

  • Hotline Program expanded to include:

    • Training

    • Handbook Review

    • Additional uses?

TBD


What s next

What’s Next?

  • Advise all involved personnel

  • Appoint Helpline contact

    • Reply to E-Mail request


Two year program

Two Year Program

  • Rates locked in for two years

  • After two years each JIF evaluated

  • JIF/Member experience will decide

    • Rates

    • Deductibles

    • Co-Pays

    • Renewal

  • It is in your hands!


Employment practices liability and public officials liability insurance 2011

Thank You

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