|Michael F. Easley, Governor
Buck Lattimore, Chairman
|Bernadine S. Ballance,
Thomas J. Bolch, Commissioner
Laura K. Mavretic, Commissioner
Renée C. Riggsbee, Commissioner
Christopher Scott, Commissioner
Dianne C. Sellers, Commissioner
TO: All Interested Parties
FROM: Chairman Buck Lattimore
DATE: January 31, 2002
RE: Liquidation of Reliance Insurance Company
Industrial Commission is proceeding with cases involving Reliance Insurance
Company. Any automatic stay of
proceedings provided by North Carolina law expires February 1, 2002.
North Carolina Insurance Guaranty Association (“NCIGA”) has hired a third
party administrator to adjust most Reliance cases.
Trial counsel and pro se parties should contact the third party
administrator unless the case is on the attached list of cases.
For those cases attached, the NCIGA staff will assume direct
responsibility for adjusting the claim. The contact information for the third
party administrator is:
Cambridge Integrated Systems
5950 Fairview Rd, Southtrust Plaza, Suite 712
Charlotte, NC 28210
those claims being retained by the NCIGA, the contact information is:
William C. Delbridge
North Carolina Insurance Guaranty Association
Post Office Box 176010
Raleigh, NC 27619-0610
is our understanding that in all existing claims in which defense counsel was
employed to represent the interests of the employer and Reliance, the defense
counsel will be retained and not be replaced without prior notice to all
affected parties. Therefore,
communication between trial counsels may resume.
A number of claimants have contacted the Industrial Commission regarding
the suspension of Temporary Total Disability (“TTD”) benefits. It is our understanding that all such payments are being resumed and that
any past due amounts are being paid in order to bring the account current. Any claimant entitled to TTD benefits that is not currently receiving
payment should immediately contact Cambridge or the NCIGA.
Reliance cases awaiting published opinions or hearing are being returned
to the active docket. Cases at the
Deputy Commissioner Section level will appear on hearing calendars beginning in
April, 2002. Cases before the Full
Commission will be docketed as new calendars are published.
If you have questions concerning the processing of these claims that are
currently before the Full Commission contact Phillip Hopkins, Docket Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general questions or questions concerning hearings at the Deputy
Commissioner Section contact Stephen T. Gheen, Chief Deputy Commissioner,
919-807-2540 or email@example.com.
The Industrial Commission website (www.comp.state.nc.us) will be updated as more information about the liquidation process becomes available.
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