Claim Representative - Outside Property Job
Date: Mar 1, 2014
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.
Experience is preferred but will consider training an applicant with related background and experience
Demonstrate proficiency in first party estimating, investigation, evaluation and negotiation at the most reasonable cost. Satisfy customer needs and ensure file quality.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Handle 1st party Property claims of moderate complexity as assigned.
Complete field inspection of losses including accurate scope of damages, photographs, written estimates and/or computer assisted estimates.
Investigate and evaluate all relevant facts to determine coverage, damages and liability of first-party property damage claims.
Access and inspect all areas of a dwelling or structure including tight spaces such as attic, staircases, entries and crawl spaces
Lift, carry, unfold and set up ladder; climb ladder; transition to and from ladder to area requiring inspection; walk on roof.
Establish timely and accurate claim and expense reserves.
Negotiate and convey claim settlements within authority limits.
Write denial letters, Reservation of Rights and other complex correspondence.
Control damages through proper usage of cost containment tools.
Meet all quality standards and expectations per Best Practices.
Maintain an effective diary system and document claim file activities in accordance with established procedures.
Manage file inventory to ensure timely resolution of cases.
Handle files in compliance with state regulations, where applicable.
Provide excellent customer service to meet the needs of the insured, agent and all other internal and external customers.
Identify and refer claims with MCU exposure to the supervisor.
Recognize when to refer claims to Special Investigations Unit and/or Subro Unit.
Perform administrative functions such as expense accounts, time off reporting, etc. as required
Perform any other duties as required.
Occasional Catastrophe Duty, including other offices and states may be required.
EDUCATION/COURSE OF STUDY:
College degree or equivalent in business discipline.
Previous property claim handling experience is preferred.
Knowledge of construction, estimating and estimating system (Xactimate preferred)
Valid driver's license
Must display solid verbal and written communications skills.
Hardware and software skills and abilities including computers and other similar electronic devices.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently.
Solid analytical skills.
Excellent negotiation skills.
Incumbents who fill this position will be subject to periodic post-hire criminal background checks while employed in this position. As a condition of acceptance for the position, selected candidates for this position will be required to electronically accept the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Disclosure Statement and Authorization included in the online employment application. You may also be subsequently asked to accept similar FCRA authorizations periodically throughout your employment with the Company.
This position requires the individual to access and inspect all areas of a dwelling or structure which is physically demanding requiring the ability to carry, set up and climb a ladder weighing approximately 38 to 49 pounds with a safety weight rating of up to 300 pounds (safety weight rating is the amount of weight the ladder can safely carry and includes weight of the individual and up to16 pounds of standard equipment), walk on roofs, and enter tight spaces (such as attic staircases and entries, crawl spaces, etc.). While specific territory or day-to-day responsibilities may not require an individual to climb a ladder, the incumbent must be capable of safely climbing a ladder when deploying to a catastrophe which is a requirement of the position.
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.
Job Category: Claim
Job ID: 811112
Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin
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