Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) life, disability, accident, critical illness and vision insurance products, underwritten by Dearborn Life Insurance Company, has made every effort to present the information contained on this site accurately, but additions, deletions and changes may occur. BCBSIL has no obligation to update this site, and any information presented may be out of date and may contain inaccuracies or errors.
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Dispute Resolution/Arbitration Policy
In the event of any dispute that arises out of your use of this website, such dispute will be settled by arbitration in accordance with the rules for commercial arbitration of the American Arbitration Association in effect at the time such arbitration is initiated. Each party shall appoint an individual as arbitrator and the two so appointed shall then appoint a third arbitrator. If either party refuses or neglects to appoint an arbitrator within thirty (30) business days, the other party may appoint the second arbitrator. If the two arbitrators do not agree on the third arbitrator within thirty (30) business days of their appointment, each of the arbitrators shall nominate three individuals. Each arbitrator shall then decline two of the nominations presented by the other arbitrator. The third arbitrator shall then be chosen from the remaining two nominations by drawing lots. The arbitration hearing shall be held in a place chosen by the party bringing the arbitration or as may be mutually agreed to by the parties.
The arbitrators shall follow judicial formalities or the rules of evidence required by governing law. The law of Illinois shall govern this arbitration to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluding the Federal Arbitration Act and the arbitration law of all other states, irrespective of the location of the arbitration proceedings or of the court in which any related judicial proceedings may take place.
The decision rendered by a majority of the arbitrators shall be final and binding on both parties. Such decision shall be a condition precedent to any right of legal action arising out of the arbitrated dispute, which either party may have against the other. Judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Each party shall pay its own costs and attorneys’ fees, the fee and expenses of its own arbitrator, and one-half of the fee and expenses of the third arbitrator. All other expenses of the arbitration shall be equally divided between the parties. Any action filed in order to enforce this Agreement, including an arbitration award, will be filed solely in the courts located in DuPage County, Illinois.
The parties agree, and the appointed arbitrators shall agree as part of acceptance of nomination, to keep confidential and not disclose to persons not connected with the arbitration the details of the arbitration proceeding and all information received by them as may be required by process of law.
Life, Disability, Critical Illness, Accident, and Vision products are issued by Dearborn Life Insurance Company, 701 E. 22nd St. Suite 300, Lombard, IL 60148. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is the trade name of Dearborn Life Insurance Company, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BLUE CROSS®, BLUE SHIELD® and the Cross and Shield Symbols are registered service marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.