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ABC’s of Auto, Liability, Property (ALP) Claims

September 01, 2016 Marcy Barker

Auto, liability and property staff in front of school busesThe Fund's claims division

The Fund’s Auto, Liability, and Property claims division is here to help you if you have a claim. Wondering how soon to report a claim and how? Read on to learn more about the various types of claims as well as when and how to report them.

When to report

  • Property loss: You should make an effort to report the loss, occurrence, or claim no later than 30 days from your knowledge of the loss. If you receive notice from the Fund that your property may have been impacted by hail, please follow the instructions in the notice in order to complete a timely inspection of your property.
  • Auto accidents: Report as soon as possible, with as much information as is available. A police report is helpful, but not required, to report the loss. You should make an effort to report the loss, occurrence, or claim no later than 30 days from your knowledge of the loss. In the event your notice of the loss is a lawsuit, please report immediately. Lawsuits are time sensitive and late reporting runs the risk of jeopardizing your coverage. 
  • General liability claims: This includes any claim for property damage or bodily injury not resulting from the use and operation of a motor vehicle. You are afforded immunities by law. Any time an incident occurs resulting in the above, it should be reported so that the adjuster can make contact with the appropriate third party and explain any applicable immunities.

Legal liability claims

  • Report any lawsuit immediately upon service or receipt. Lawsuits are time sensitive. Therefore, as soon as a lawsuit is received by the member or an employee of the member, the lawsuit should be faxed into the Fund for review and determination of coverage. You can also call to speak with Liability Claims Manager Marcy Barker at 855.295.8344 to provide notice of the new lawsuit.
  • Report any claims presented by letter of representation. A letter of representation may include demands or deadlines which may require response. The claims will then be reviewed for coverage. (If the demands are being made at the grievance level, the claims may not be covered. However, your reporting will provide notice of the potential claim.)
  • Report any charge filed with the EEOC or other administrative agency. The majority of these claims are not covered because they are still being exhausted at the administrative level. However, the reporting of the charge will provide the required notice of the potential claim.
  • Report any request filed with the TEA for a special education due process hearing. The majority of these claims are not covered because they are still being exhausted at the administrative level. However, the reporting of the request will provide the required notice of the potential claim.
  • You may also report any incident in which you believe a claim may result because of the nature of the facts. This would include a fatality or a sexual abuse of a student. This could also include any grievances or appeals that have been heard by the Board. If it is your belief that the claimant will pursue the claim further, feel free to make the report. No action may be taken on the report other than notice of the potential claim. Routine complaints and/or grievances do not need to be reported since those are likely to resolve and not turn into litigation. 

How to report

To expedite handling of your claims you may submit them on the Fund website or e-mail Inboxpcclaims@tasb.org. You may also call 800.482.7276, ext. 6800 or fax claims and any attachments pertaining to a claim to 800.580.6720. Please fax to the attention of ALP Claims. If reporting a Professional Legal Liability claim, you can e-mail the notice and attachment to Inboxpcclaims@tasb.org.

The Fund is dedicated to handling your new claim submissions quickly and efficiently. If you have any questions on reporting a claim or incident, please feel free to contact us.

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