Catastrophe Adjuster

PRG INSURANCE RECRUITERS

Atlanta,GA

5/31/2020

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A NEW DIRECTION IN YOUR CLAIMS CAREER?


If so, consider a position at a Catastrophe Adjuster. Our client offers the confidence and stability that comes with working for a successful and growing organization. In addition, they offer an excellent compensation and benefits package!

Job Purpose


Ensures claims are fairly and accurately investigated and evaluated in accordance with established timelines, customer service standards, and quality standards. Responsible for coverage and damages analysis of property claims, which includes the ability to negotiate and complete settlements fairly and equitably with all parties.


Benefits & Perks


As an employee, you will enjoy an inclusive environment that embraces strategic thinking, drive and passion. They offer great benefits that include:

  • Paid training, tuition assistance and career development.
  • Diverse, welcoming culture.
  • Casual dress (yes, you can wear jeans to work!)
  • Medical, dental, vision, paid time off and a 401K plan that is 100% vested!

THE POSITIONS ARE LOCATED IN NASHVILLE TN. YOU MAY TELEWORK DURING THE COVID-19 EVENT, BUT YOU MUST RELOCATE TO THE NASHVILLE AREA WHEN THE EVENT HAS ENDED.


Essential Job Functions


The essential duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of those required on the job. Incumbents may perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

  • Determines insurance coverage.
  • Examines and appropriately interprets insureds' policies, forms in force, and other records.
  • Interviews, telephones, and corresponds with insureds and other parties.
  • Approves and adjusts estimates of damage and loss amounts.
  • Determines extent of company's liability.
  • Interviews, telephones, or corresponds with insureds and witnesses.
  • Uses varying methods of investigation, including taking recorded statements, consulting with police, inspecting property damage, and reviewing documents.
  • Identifies and communicates potential underwriting concerns.
  • Estimates cost of repair, replacement, or compensation.
  • Sets appropriate case reserves; revises case reserves in assigned files to cover probable costs.
  • Manages diaries and tasks in the Claims System.
  • Prepares report of findings and negotiates settlement.
  • Prepares settlement letters, denial letters, Reservation of Rights, and other letters as needed.
  • Writes clear and concise diary notes, uses the Special Handling area, sets field assignments, sets and saves contacts, and makes payments.
  • Recognizes the need for SIU involvement and identifies files for potential subrogation.
  • Effectively manages pending files in accordance with Claims Best Practices.
  • Appropriately applies knowledge of multiple state statutes, including the insurance code of ethics, rules, regulations and guidelines.
  • Determines whether a file has a valid Assignment of Benefits and handles accordingly.
  • Effectively handles difficult calls from customers, vendors, and others.


Job Requirements:

Qualifications


Knowledge, skills/abilities listed below are the requirements needed to be proficient in the job:

  • Motivation to lead an adjuster's life.
  • Willingness to work flexible shifts, 7 days per week with 12-hour shifts for major catastrophes, and overtime as needed for claim spikes.
  • Ability to grasp concepts quickly, pay attention to details, think through problems logically, apply high-school-level math skills, and make appropriate decisions.
  • Possesses strong English vocabulary, basic grammar skills, and professional decorum. Writing is clear and easy-to-read. Bi-lingual skills helpful.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrates active listening skills through effective use of questions, reflection, and empathy.
  • Demonstrates a bias toward exceptional customer service; experience providing customer service preferred.
  • Possesses strengths in negotiation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word required. Proficiency in Excel preferred.
  • Adjuster 620 License required.
  • Basic knowledge of insurance and adjusting.
  • Intermediate knowledge of residential construction, roofing, and repair techniques strongly preferred.
  • Experience preparing repair estimates in Xactimate or another software package required.
  • Experience handling a variety of claim perils preferred.

Education and/or Experience


Bachelor's degree; four years of prior work experience with a history of high performance within financial services, customer service, construction, property management, or related field; or some combination thereof.

Minimum two year of claims experience required. Property and casualty experience helpful.

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