Welcome to the NARCO Asbestos Trust home page.
The North American Refractories Company Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust (the "NARCO Asbestos Trust") was established on April 30, 2013, pursuant to the Third Amended Plan of Reorganization of North American Refractories Company, et al., dated December 28, 2005 (the "Plan"). The NARCO Asbestos Trust was formed to pay all valid NARCO Asbestos Trust Claims, as that term is defined in the Plan, in accordance with the NARCO Asbestos Trust Distribution Procedures (the "TDP"). The Trust began accepting claims on October 15, 2013.
The NARCO Asbestos Trust is in the process of transitioning to a new claims processor. Starting November 1, 2016 and until the transition period is complete claimants should follow the links below depending on the type of claim held by the claimant.
Individual Review Claims: Beginning November 1, 2016, all Individual Review Claims must be filed with the NARCO Asbestos Trust’s new claims processor, Garden City Group, LLC (“GCG”), using the recently adopted Proof of Claim Form for Unliquidated Claims to be Processed Under Individual Review. All Individual Review Claims previously filed with Claims Resolution Management Corporation (“CRMC”) will be automatically transferred to GCG. To file a new Individual Review Claim, check the status of a previously filed Individual Review Claim or update a previously filed Individual Review Claim please click [here] to be transferred to GCG’s website.
Expedited Review Claims: Expedited Review Claims will continue to be filed with and reviewed by CRMC. To file a new Expedited Review Claim, check the status of a previously filed Expedited Review Claim, or to update a previously filed Expedited Review Claim please click [here] to be transferred to CRMC’s website.
Liquidated Pre-Established Claims: All Liquidated Pre-Established Claims should continue to be filed with CRMC. Click [here] to be transferred to CRMC’s website.
Indirect Asbestos Trust Claims: All Indirect Asbestos Trust Claims should continue to be filed with CRMC. Click [here] to be transferred to CRMC’s website.
The Trust was formed in 2013 as a result of the 2002 Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of the North American Refractories Company ("NARCO").
The NARCO Trust has posted a revised Individual Review claim form to its website.
The NARCO Trust has posted the Proof of Claim Form for Unliquidated Claims to be Processed Under Individual Review (the “IR Claim Form”). The NARCO Trust will post a follow-up notice when the NARCO Trust is ready to accept claims submitted on the IR Claim Form electronically. The IR Instructions Booklet referenced in the IR Claim Form will be published at a later date.
The NARCO Trust has posted a notice regarding the April 1, 2017 filing deadline for certain claims. Please click here to review that document.
The NARCO Trust has posted an updated Proof of Claim Form - Unliquidated claims (ACC,PEU) and Proof of Claim Form Instruction - Unliquidated claims (ACC,PEU).
The NARCO Trust has posted an updated FAQ. click here to view that document.
Certain claims previously classified as having completed review have been re-classified as awaiting review as of February 17, 2016. The reason for this change is that the Trustees have recently implemented refinements to the Trust’s claims processing procedures. There have been no changes to either the exposure notice (link) or the claim form instructions(link), and claimants’ interactions with the Trust should not change going forward. As always, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Trust has posted an updated exposure notice. Please click here to view that document.
Attention: Information inputted into E-Claims prior to or after a claim is formally submitted should not be considered confidential work product. Any information you enter is stored in a manner that is accessible to (i) representatives of the Trust and (ii) Honeywell Corporation, in each case, including their employees, personnel, contractors, and representatives.
We've updated our Simplebatch template for Narco. It has an additional field 'AffirmPOCReview'. See here for more info.
Web Service Updates
We've also updated our Web Service for Narco. See here for more info.
The Proof of Claim Form for Indirect Asbestos Trust Claims has been posted to the website under Document Tab P. Indirect Claims may be filed on paper or via the eClaims application once a law firm has registered to do so. Claims may not be filed in batch. Click here to view the form.
We've updated WebServices and Simplebatch for Narco claims; please goto http://info.claimsres.com for more information.
According to the POC instructions, if an asbestos-related lawsuit was filed on behalf of the injured party you are required to provide that information when filing a NARCO claim. eClaims now requires that you indicate if a lawsuit was filed on behalf of the claimant for each and every claim. For those in-process claims where litigation was not previously entered, they have been pushed back to a status where you must enter it. If litigation was filed, you are required to upload the litigation face sheet along with the pages that indicate what defendants were sued.
The Trust has updated its releases to include a check box for the person signing and their printed name. If you have already printed a release from eclaims there is no need to reprint.
The NARCO work site list has been updated and can be found under the Documents tab W. We have removed the submission of additional information for five work sites
Please be advised that the NARCO Trust is currently in the process of developing an indirect claim form. Once it has
been finalized, we will publish the form, along with instructions for submission, to the website. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to the Trust's processing facility with questions or concerns by phone at (800) 536-2722 or by email at NARCOInquiry@claimsres.com.
The NARCO Trust has posted several new procedures on the website. Click the appropriate link below to access them:
The NARCO Trust's frequently asked questions document has been updated and has been posted to the website: Click here to access them.
The Simplebatch system has been updated to include IR data elements. Please see info.claimres.com for more information.
Answers to some frequently asked questions have posted to the website: Click here to access them.
The NARCO Trust has published the 2013 Annual Financial Report on the website.
The NARCO Asbestos Trust Presumptive NARCO Exposure Chart and corresponding NARCO Exposure Notice have been posted to the website: Click here to acces the documents index.
The NARCO Product Listing and the NARCO Product IDs have been updated. Click here to acces the documents index.
The NARCO Asbestos Trust Proof of Claim Form ("POC") for Unliquidated Claims, revision 2, is available on the website: Click here to acces the documents index.
The NARCO Asbestos Trust will begin accepting claims on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 8:00am ET. If you have quetions on filing methods or procedures, please contact CRMC at NARCOInquiry@claimsres.com or by telephone at 800-536-2722.
The NARCO Asbestos Trust Presumptive Significant Occupational ("SOE") Chart has been posted to the website: Click here to acces the documents index.
Claim filing forms are available. Click here to acces the documents index.
Simple batch instructions have been posted to the Documents tab.
Webinar registrataion - Schedule your webinar by clicking the appropriate link based on your filing type:
The listing of approved NARCO work sites has been uploaded. There are two formats available: adobe (pdf) and excel. Due to some inadequate addresses, some sites have a "yes" in the Doc.Req. column indicating that documentation must be submitted with the claim that verifies a complete site address. Click here to acces the documents index.
From time to time, the site list may be updated. If this occurs, the date of the update will be appear in the Updated column.
The implementation date for submitting claims is currently scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2013.
The estimated implementation date has been changed to EARLY-MID SEPTEMBER, 2013.
The homepage was updated to include: 1) a Trust Representatives page and 2) a Documents page.
The Trustees of the NARCO Asbestos Trust would like to begin the process of registering law firms for filing with the Trust prior to the implementation date, currently estimated for August 1, 2013. If you are interested in providing your filing documents proactively, there are four or five items that will need to be completed:
1) Hybrid Filer Agreement (HFA)
Note: The NARCO Asbestos Trust will ONLY have paper and hybrid filing methods. The evaluation model will ONLY be run by CRMC staff and therefore, no e-claims training is required.
2) Law Firm Affidavit
3) User Administrator Letter
4) W-9 Form
5) Electronic Funds Transfer, if desired by the firm
Once the implementation date has been set, CRMC will host webinars on how to complete the electronic claim form and address specific questions you may have regarding the filing process.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact CRMC Customer Service: phone: 800-536-2722, e-mail: NARCOInquiry@claimsres.com.