More OCF revisions coming your way this fall!
On July 18, 2016, FSCO posted Bulletin No. A-13/16 in the Property and Casualty – Auto section, where they announced additional revisions to OCF-18, OCF-21 and OCF-23 claim forms. These claim form revisions involve consent language and are scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2016. (Changes to these and other OCF templates have been implemented recently in June of this year.)
The bulletin states that these upcoming changes pertain to collection, use and disclosure of information (consent language) captured by these forms for the purposes of reducing fraud in the auto insurance system. Once these changes take effect in October, the earlier versions of the OCF-18, OCF-21 and OCF-23 will no longer be accepted.
On another note, the Assessment of Attendant Care Needs (Form 1) has also been revised. In Bulletin No. A-11/6, FSCO states that the changes to the form are administrative in nature and the existing application and adjudication processes will remain. These changes are being implemented in time for Form 1 to pilot on HCAI, scheduled for October.
Among other changes to the form, the amendments will make certain fields consistent with other automobile insurance forms that are currently automated through HCAI (e.g., OCF-18, OCF-21 and OCF-23).
The revised version is to be used for new and existing claims submitted to the insurer on or after October 1, 2016.
We’re currently working to update these claim forms in Universal Office and to release the update in time for changes to take effect. Please stay tuned for more on this and other release announcements on our blog.