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 Senior Claims Representative - Kansas City, KS - Unspecified, Kansas, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: COUNTRY Financial 
Hiring entity type: Insurance 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Administrative - Financial Processing
Customer service & support
Insurance
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 94900 / Latpro-3520724 
Date posted: Dec-28-2016
State, Zip: Kansas, Zip not provided

Description


At COUNTRY Financial, our Senior Claims Representative provides a consistent, positive, and satisfying claims experience for our clients by delivering superior claims service. 


 


 


*This position is located in the Kansas City, KS area.



 


 


Responsibilities:


  • Investigates the more complex claims within prescribed limits (i.e., situations involving structural damage, fire losses, serious injury claims, and total losses) by determining applicable policy coverage, evaluating damages and assessing liability. Obtains and analyzes a wide variety of documentation related to the claim (i.e. accident reports, ISO reports, medical records, police reports, written estimates, witness accounts, etc.) and draws the proper conclusions related to claim investigation.

  • Completes physical inspections of the more extensive property damage losses (when necessary), evaluates damages, and prepares written estimates according to policy provisions and liability.

  • Initiates first contact with insureds, claimants, and all relevant parties to gather basic information, obtain recorded statements (when necessary), and explain the overall claims process.

  • Maintains continuous communication with all affected parties regarding each step of the claims process.

  • Communicates and negotiates with a variety of individuals regarding investigation and settlement of claims. This includes insureds, claimants, attorneys, public adjusters, contractors, body shops, insurance carriers, and other involved parties.

  • As applicable, travels to loss location and evaluates property damage, determines coverage, and estimates damages.

  • Completes timely referral of claims to the appropriate level of authority as dictated by claim severity or complexity.

  • May temporarily perform Senior Claims Representative duties in other company locations when catastrophes occur, or as other business needs dictate.


 


 


Requirements:


  • Education equivalent to graduation from high school (or the equivalent in related work experience).

  • Education equivalent to graduation from college with a degree in business, insurance or agribusiness is preferred.

  • Maintains the appropriate adjuster's licensing as required by the states in which we do business.

  • Two or more years experience as a Claims Representative (or the equivalent). 

  • Must have the knowledge to investigate and settle one or more of these larger and/or complex claims types: structural damage, fire losses, serious injury claims, and total losses.

  • Possesses good knowledge of policy coverages and construction estimating and demonstrates the ability to serve as a subject matter expert and knowledge resource to others, including management.

  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication, including telephone etiquette, possesses good decision-making skills and the ability to persuade and negotiate effectively, possesses the ability to handle potential conflict effectively and constructively, and demonstrates good organizational skills, analytical ability, and detail orientation and knowledge of basic math and geometry.

  • Possesses the ability to multi-task while interacting effectively with financial representatives, claimants, insureds, internal staff members, and external contacts, and must be able to work independently in the field or as a member of a team.

  • Basic computer and data entry skills.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft WORD and Excel (or their equivalents), Xactimate, and/or other claims estimating software (as applicable).

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.



Physical Requirements:


  • Work is split approximately 60% field and 40% office within an assigned geographic territory. Must maintain a valid driver's license with the ability to drive an automobile.

  • Has the physical dexterity to walk, reach, climb, and crawl to inspect damage, sometimes in unfavorable working conditions or inclement weather.

  • Must be able to lift, carry, and climb ladders weighing up to 50 pounds (only applicable if assigned to work property claims).

  • Work may involve overtime or extend beyond normal business hours due to business need or in the case of emergency situations.


 


 


 






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