Lumbermens Underwriting Alliance
Effective May 23, 2016, Lumbermens Underwriting Alliance (“LUA”) was ordered into receivership for the purposes of liquidation by the Circuit Court of Cole County, Missouri. Bruce Baty of Dentons U.S. LLP was appointed Special Deputy Receiver of LUA.
With the entry of the liquidation order, the Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association (“FWCIGA”) has been activated to help pay outstanding claims for workers’ compensation policies. The processing and payment of covered claims will be made by FWCIGA. There is no cap on claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Claims made under the employers’ liability portion of the workers’ compensation policy is limited to the lesser of policy limits or $300,000. For more information see the FAQ section of this website. No claim will be paid in excess of this cap.
Claimants who need to check on the status of an existing claim should call FWCIGA’s third party administrator, North American Risk Services (“NARS”) at (800) 315-6090 (toll free). Policyholders who need to report a new claim are directed to fax the First Notice of Injury to NARS at fax number (866) 261-8507 or the First Notice of Injury can be scanned and emailed to NARS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Premium Refunds/Unearned Premium:
FWCIGA will pay certain unearned premium claims, in accordance with Florida Statutes, after the Missouri Receiver completes its processing of the policy records and sends the unearned premium records to FWCIGA.
For non-claim related questions regarding the receivership, consumers are asked to contact the Receiver by calling (561) 994-1900 or visit their website at www.lumbermensunderwriting.com.