Claim Rep, Outside Property

Employer
Travelers
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Sep 05, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. 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.Under moderate supervision, this position is responsible for the handling of first party property claims including: investigating, evaluating, estimating and negotiating to ensure optimal claim resolution for personal or business claims of moderate severity and complexity. Handles claims and other functional work involving one or more lines of business other than property (ie auto, workers compensation, premium audit, underwriting) may be required. Provides quality claim handling throughout the claim life cycle (customer contacts, coverage, investigation, evaluation, reserving, negotiation and resolution) including maintaining full compliance with internal and external quality standards and state specific regulations. This job does not manage staff.Handles 1st party Property claims of moderate severity and complexity as assigned. Completes field inspection of losses including accurate scope of damages, photographs, written estimates and/or computer assisted estimates. Broad scale use of innovative technologies. Investigates and evaluates all relevant facts to determine coverage, damages and liability of first-party property damage claims (including but not limited to analyzing leases, contracts, by-laws and other relevant documents which may have an impact), damages, business interruption calculations and liability of first-party property claims under a variety of policies. Secures recorded or written statements as appropriate. Establishes timely and accurate claim and expense reserves. Determines appropriate settlement amount based on independent judgment, computer assisted building and/or contents estimate, estimation of actual cash value and replacement value, contractor estimate validation, appraisals, application of applicable limits and deductibles and work product of Independent Adjusters. Negotiates with multiple constituents, ie; contractors or insureds representatives and conveys claim settlements within authority limits. Writes denial letters, Reservation of Rights and other complex correspondence. Properly assesses extent of damages and manages damages through proper usage of cost evaluation tools. Meets all quality standards and expectations in accordance with the Knowledge Guides. Maintains an effective diary system, captures all required data accurately and documents claim file activities in accordance with established procedures. Manages file inventory to ensure timely resolution of cases. Handles files in compliance with state regulations, where applicable. Provides excellent customer service to meet the needs of the insured, agent and all other internal and external customers/business partners. Recognizes when to refer claims to Travelers Special Investigations Unit and/or Subrogation Unit. Identifies and refers claims with Major Case Unit exposure to the manager. Performs administrative functions such as expense accounts, time off reporting, etc. as required. Provides multi-line assistance in response to workforce management needs; including but not limited to claim handling for Auto, Workers Compensation, General Liability and other areas of the business as needed. Actively provides mentoring and coaching to less experienced claim professionals. May attend depositions, mediations, arbitrations, pre-trials, trials and all other legal proceedings, as needed. Obtains experts as needed. CAT DutyBachelors Degree preferred. General knowledge of estimating system Xactimate preferred. Customer Service experience - preferredInterpersonal and customer service skills - Advanced Organizational and time management skills-Advanced Ability to work independently - Advanced Judgment, analytical and decision making skills - Intermediate Negotiation skills - Intermediate Written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to convey and receive information effectively - Intermediate Investigative skills - Intermediate Ability to analyze and determine coverage - Intermediate Analyze, and evaluate damages - Intermediate Resolve claims within settlement authority - IntermediateHigh School Diploma or GED required. A minimum of one year previous outside property claim handling experience or successful completion of Travelers Outside Claim Representative training program required. Valid driver's license required.Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.