Assurant Field Asset Services (AFAS), a National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS) Regime Member, decided to jump feet first into the Kool Aid that most of the NAMFS Regime is drinking. The latest demands for Workman’s Compensation even for sole proprietors goes beyond the pale in an attempt to ensure that every possible onerous condition is saddled squarely upon Contractor’s shoulders. Ripe for litigation, AFAS like the rest of their NAMFS Regime ilk, are telegraphing that true Contractors are no longer desired. More on point, though, are the National, Regional and Otherwise Unspecified Order Mills they hire required to obtain both Workman’s Compensation and Errors and Omissions? That is the determining factor for discrimination and potential Civil Rights Violation. The requirement for Errors and Omissions is yet another nail in the coffin to ensure that Contractors are labeled as Debt Collectors. Either a Contractor is performing tangible services or they are in the Debt Collections game in that they are nothing more than Inspectors on steroids.
April 23, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam,
Assurant Field Asset Services (AFAS) is pleased to announce the release of our new Master Services Agreement (MSA). This MSA is intended to replace any previously-existing MSA or Vendor Agreement that you have on file with us, and will be required of all AFAS vendors (to include all legacy Field Asset Services and legacy Assurant Property Advantage vendors.)
The executable agreement will be sent to you under separate cover; please watch for an email message that will be entitled “Please DocuSign the AFAS Master Service Agreement.”
Two key highlights of the new MSA include:
• The requirement for all vendors to carry Errors and Omissions insurance (E&O.)
• The requirement for all vendors to carry Worker’s Compensation insurance, regardless of state law interpretation.
All AFAS vendors must complete and return the new MSA and Certificates of Insurance within 30 days to remain Active within our network. It is important to note that the MSA must be signed by the business owner, primary executive, or manager with authority to execute agreements. Additionally, all sections of the document must be completed and accurate, or the document will be rejected. We will require the MSA to be signed electronically via DocuSign and have provided the instructions below for you to follow to complete this task. All Certificates of Insurance must be uploaded to us through DocuSign as well, which is also covered in the instructions below.
In closing, we have assembled a support team to assist you with any questions that you may have regarding the new MSA or insurance requirements. For questions specifically related to these items, please contact our team at 855-657-3276. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you require assistance.
Best wishes for continued success-
Bryan J. Halulko
AVP – Vendor Management and Quality Control
I am confident, though, that our new Messiahs Joe Hummel of Keystone Property Services LLC and Terry Platt of CubicYard whom is being sponsored for entry into the NAMFS Regime by his Paymaster SEAS LLC will guide the sheeple to the Kool Aid Stands for proper dosage and consumption.