April 7, 2017
New York Law Journal Publishes Special Report On Appellate Practice Authored By Hon. Peter B. Skelos
LIFE, HEALTH AND DISABILITY
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) offers specialized dispute resolution services for
complex cases relating to Life, Health and Disability claims and sales practice disputes.
The company offers the services of well known, respected and highly qualified Neutrals with
extensive industry expertise. The members of the panel are uniquely qualified to assist in
the resolution of a wide range of technical, legal and financial disputes, including matters
related to ERISA and Non-ERISA claim and plan administration, contestability issues,
underwriting and re-insurance, non-compete and disparagement disputes, coverage, agency/broker
claims, claims management practices and service agreements, large deductible programs,
alternative risk funding mechanisms, and more.
NAM can provide a highly qualified panel of Neutrals within 50 miles of any location in the
NAM Neutrals are practicing specialists with a strong belief in the effectiveness
and efficiency of the arbitration and mediation process. For the most part, they only
hear Life, Health and/or Disability claims. As such, each case is taken very seriously
and the NAM Arbitrators and Mediators are very aware of the intricacies and deadlines
associated with these types of cases.
All NAM Neutrals are independent contractors and not officers, employees or owners of
NAM. We believe this approach provides the most pristine forum by eliminating any
issues relating to how a decision will affect future case referrals from a client that
has the potential to refer more cases to the arbitration company. By design, we avoid
this potential conflict of interest.
With respect to case administration, we provide the highest level of service as Case
Managers are assigned to each case. These individuals have significant experience in
administrating cases of this nature and they are available to all parties...from the
initial case intake to the conclusion of each matter, thereby ensuring that all
proceedings run smoothly. In fact, NAM clients who have previously worked with other
ADR providers have been very vocal about how well we are able to ensure that all deadlines
are met in resolving their matters.
For the cases in which there is no existing pre-dispute contractual arbitration provision,
but the parties have mutually agreed to use mediation or arbitration as a fair and
cost-effective forum to resolve their dispute.