SOURCE: Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer

April 07, 2015 09:30 ET

ELM Solutions Releases Passport® eDocketing Module for Passport Claims Defense

New Solution Mitigates Risk and Reduces Time Spent on Docketing and Calendaring Management

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2015) - Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, the global market leader in transformational, technology-based solutions for the legal industry ecosystem, announced today the release of its Passport eDocketing Module, an extension of Passport Claims Defense, the company's comprehensive, platform-based application for insurance claims defense management. The module is fully integrated with eDockets™, a legal software solution from American LegalNet, and allows staff counsel and legal administrators to automatically generate and assign date-driven events, deadlines, and activities for claims cases.

"Our insurance clients have a large volume of claims defense cases, which creates some unique efficiency challenges for insurers that are looking to control loss adjustment expenses," said Heather Generes, Global Vice President, Product Management and Marketing for ELM Solutions. "We're constantly looking at ways to help our clients automate time-consuming processes so that their claims professionals and staff counsel can concentrate on high-value work. The Passport eDocketing Module takes a task critical to litigated claims and reduces the effort spent on docketing from hours to seconds."

In addition to creating efficiencies that allow insurance providers to better control their loss adjustment expenses, the automated calendaring process provided by the Passport eDocketing Module minimizes human error and mitigates the risk of missing court dates or filing deadlines. Missing key dates can incur costly fines or cause an outright claim judgment loss.

Key features of the Passport eDocketing Module include:

  • Quick docket creation - users choose jurisdiction, trigger type, and trigger date to generate the key events for the legal matter from over 1,600 court rule sets
  • Seamless integration of events within Passport - all events generated by the Passport eDocketing Module are displayed in both the key dates and events sections of Passport Claims Defense as well as added to the matter's calendar
  • Automatic generation of email calendar invites - all people associated with a matter receive email invitations to add events to their calendars to stay up to date on all deadlines, filing/service dates, court dates, etc.
  • Flexible event configuration - client able to remove jurisdictions, triggers, and events per individual office or business unit, preventing the creation of unnecessary events in similar case types

For more information on the Passport eDocketing Module, please visit: http://www.wkelmsolutions.com/products/PassporteDocketingModule.

About ELM Solutions
ELM Solutions was formed by combining the operations of Datacert and TyMetrix, the two Enterprise Legal Management industry leaders. Having pioneered the ELM market, today ELM Solutions is the global market leader, delivering total solutions to address the intricate complexities facing corporate legal departments, law firms, claims departments, and risk and compliance organizations. These solutions enable Fortune® 500 and Fortune Global 500 corporations to make better business decisions, mitigate risk more effectively, work more collaboratively, and ultimately, deliver greater value to their clients. ELM Solutions, which is a business of Wolters Kluwer within its Corporate Legal Services division, has offices throughout North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific, clients in over 190 countries. Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company, had 2013 annual revenues of EUR 3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2014 annual revenues of EUR 3.7 billion. The group serves customers in over 170 countries, and employs over 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).