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2009 Notice of Dispute Report

 DATE: May 28, 2010
   
 TO: All Insurance Companies, Self-Insured Employers, and Group Funds
   
 FROM: Jack Nolish, Director
   
 RE: 2009 Notice of Dispute Report
   

The report listed below shows the number of initial voluntary payment claims for 2009 that were disputed. We have excluded any claims in which a Form 104A or 104C was filed or in which partial benefits were initially paid.  As noted on the chart below, the average for all companies is 11.66%. 

We urge you to examine the report and compare your company's percentage to others in your grouping as well as to the statewide average.    While I appreciate that there are going to be situations where payment of compensation should be disputed, there certainly is no excuse for filing Notices of Dispute in a high percentage of payment cases. We ask that you examine your company's current policy on this issue and remind your claims department that filing unnecessary Notices of Dispute may do more to encourage litigation rather than prevent it, and adds additional costs to the agency in having to process these forms. 

If you have any questions about this report, please contact Kathy Rademacher at (517) 322-1883 or e-mail her at  rademacherk1@michigan.gov. 

 

  Type 

Total
Claims
 

Claims
w/o 107's
 

Claims
w/107's
 

% Disputed
Claims
 

  Group Funds 

  2,109 

  1,854 

 255

12.09%

  Insurance Companies 

  10,976

  9,450

  1,526 

 13.90%

  Self-Insureds 

  5,295 

  4,932

 363

 6.86%

  Total/Average 

  18,380 

  16,236 

  2,144 

 11.66% 

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