Claims resolution specialist adds Allianz and Fortis to their stable

InterResolve, the independent claims resolution specialist, announced that a further two leading liability insurers, Allianz Insurance and Fortis Insurance, have joined InterResolve’s personal injury claims solution.

Both insurers will run UK-wide pilots of InterResolve’s Bodily Injury Claims Scheme (IR:BICS), providing claimants with access to independent legal advice without the need to retain law firms in simple claims.

Allianz and Fortis will use InterResolve to resolve new claims notified through members of LawAlliance, the claimant lawyer network set up specifically for the scheme to provide independent legal advice and, where appropriate, representation for claimants. This may be extended to claims notified directly to the insurers where appropriate.

Certain legacy claims, where settlement has been delayed because of liability issues, will also be processed through IR:BICS. LawAlliance will will provide independent legal advice with agreed price legal representation for more complex claims.

Commenting on the further growth in support for the scheme, Peter Ashdown-Barr, CEO of InterResolve, said: “The InterResolve scheme has been developed to deliver tangible cost and time savings in the settlement of injury claims. We will be working closely with Allianz and Fortis to achieve these benefits for them.

“Both insurers are key partners in the continuing development, not just in the processing of claims through the scheme but also in our wider plans to launch an innovative consumer claim capture process later this year.”

Bob Rabbitts, technical claims manager for Allianz said: “Our ability to deliver a fast and cost effective claims service is crucial. This scheme is forward thinking and we will be very interested to see the results that Inter Resolve can achieve.”

Nick Gunter, head of technical claims at Fortis said: “The Scheme provides us with the platform needed to make real changes to the speed of claims settlement. InterResolve offers an innovative solution to what we all recognise is a system in need of real change.

InterResolve launched its Bodily Injury Claims scheme in 2006. LawAlliance was set up specifically by InterResolve to provide the legal resource for its Bodily Injury Claims Scheme.