Getting Settlement Approval Authority

Settlement may occur prior to OR following SITF acceptance of a claim. In the case where a claim is settled prior to SITF acceptance, SITF does not consider itself a party to the agreement and is not subject to its provisions.

When settlement negotiations are initiated during the evaluation process, SITF must be notified by the employer/insurer of  any and all settlement demands.

The employer/insurer must submit a Settlement Authority Request in writing. See the Checklist for Settlement for required information. After its review, the fund will render a decision regarding the acceptability of the settlement.

If a settlement mediation conference is imminent, the fund must have complete information at least 21 days prior to the mediation date.  This courtesy will allow the fund to make an informed assessment of the settlement request.