What is in Scope?
The majority of all new claims can be processed via ECF and are described under sections 3 and where applicable, section 4 of the SP&P,
There are certain circumstances that ECF has not been required to support. In addition, there are instances where system change or further definition of market processes is required to enable full support.
The claims and business types that are not currently supported by ECF can be split into two categories as detailed below:
Business or claim types that ECF has never been required to support
- Claims on unsigned risks (see section 4.28 of the ECF SP&P for more information)
- Claims Payable Abroad (CPA)
- General Average (GA) and marine salvage (where a guarantee is issued and administered by (XCS)
- Letters of Credit, Loss Reserves and Outstanding Cash Advance (OCAs)
- Proportional Treaties (Treaty Scheme)
- Scheme Canada (except for Above Authority claims, see section 4.11.7 of the ECF SP&P for more information)
- Bulk Settlements
Business or claim types excluded from the current implementation of ECFThe classes of business and types of claims or situations detailed in the list below are excluded from the current implementation of ECF and require further analysis before a solution can be developed.
- Co-Lead Binding Authorities (see section 4.11.6 of the ECF SP&P for more information)
- Certain Multiple OSND claims (see section 4.5 of the ECF SP&P for more information)
During the life of an electronic claim, situations may arise where a claim has to revert to paper. Where parties involved in ECF early implementations (prior to Phase 5 delivery of ECF) have successfully implemented any of the above classes of business, and are not in contravention of the Repository Rules, those parties may continue to process these claims electronically.