Early reporting and active involvement by the institution and UE are essential for successful claims resolution. For the most efficient service, please submit new claims to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include any available documentation, such as:
- Incident Report
- Notice of legal action or demand letter
- Press/media reports
Questions about claims reporting? Simply call (800) 346-7877 and select option 3.
Early reporting and active involvement by the institution and UE aressential for successful claims resolution. An institution that fails to meet the reporting responsibilities outlined in its insurance policy risks denial of coverage or loss of full benefits. Reporting considerations vary with the type of policy.
When claims occur—despite best efforts to prevent them —UE members know they can rely on us for strong defense and effective claims resolution. At UE, claims handling is more than a job; it is a commitment of service that we pursue with sensitivity and professionalism. Each claim receives the individual attention it deserves. Through early case evaluation and litigation management, UE helps members avoid the expense, time, emotion, and unpredictability of litigation.
Collaboration among member representatives, outside counsel, and UE’s mission-driven claims team ensures effective claims resolution. UE's claims attorneys and managers, with our outside expert counsel realize that every claim is unique and give individual attention to each one.
With our experience in solely handling education claims, UE knows how to balance the costs and benefits of a settlement with pursuing a lawsuit. Recognizing that prolonged disputes demand resources from all parties, we craft strategies to develop good legal outcomes. Three times, UE has represented our members all the way to the Supreme Court, winning the legal challenges and establishing important precedents. While cases of this complexity are not the norm, UE is prepared to go to extensive lengths to protect each member, thereby protecting all members.
As society evolves, claims trends and defense strategies evolve as well. UE extensively studies claims data to identify patterns and enable members to proactively mitigate risks. Tenure denial challenges, sexual misconduct allegations, athletics injuries, and school bus accidents have an established history. But as trends emerge on issues such as traumatic brain injury, active shooters, and Title IX compliance, we inform our members and provide resources and forums for sharing information.
We will continue to use our growing knowledge to help our members prevent and reduce risks, and when incidents occur, UE will be there every step of the way.
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