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Outside Property Claim Representative-EXPERIENCED-Bellflower/Lak
Category: Insurance
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Outside Property Claim Representative-EXPERIENCED-Bellflower/Lak


Outside Property Claim Representative-EXPERIENCED-Bellflower/Lakewood

**Target Openings:**


**Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:**

+ 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, i.e.; 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.

+ Participates in CAT Duty.

**Job Opening ID:**


**Environmental/Work Schedules/Other:**


+ Exposure to Excess Noise - Occasionally

+ Exposure to Dirt, Dust, Fumes, Smoke, Gases, Mold or Other Irritating Substances - Frequently

+ Exposure to Variable Weather Conditions - Continuously

+ Operate or work around moving machinery - Occasionally

Work Schedules:

+ Weekend work hours - Occasionally

+ Overnight work hours - Occasionally

+ Holiday work hours (Federal and religious) -Occasionally


+ Travel - Occasionally

+ Flexibility and willingness to work extended work day hours with intermittent weekend hours given volume of work with minimal notice given.

+ 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.

**Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:**

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

**Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies:**

+ Interpersonal 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 - Intermediate

**Job Category:**


**Marketing Description:**

Selected candidate must live in the Bellflower/Lakewood territory or be willing to relocate to the territory at their own expense.

**Job Summary:**

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.

+ Handling claims and other functional work involving one or more lines of business other than property (i.e. auto, workers compensation, premium audit, underwriting) may be required.

+ Providing 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.

+ As part of the hiring process, this position requires the completion of an online pre-employment assessment. Further information regarding the assessment including an accommodation process, if needed, will be provided at such time as your candidacy is deemed appropriate for further consideration.

+ This job does not manage others

**Position Type:**


**Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:**

+ Bachelor's Degree preferred.

+ General knowledge of the Xactimate estimating system preferred.

+ Customer Service experience preferred

**Physical Requirements:**

+ Operates standard office equipment - Continuously

+ Sitting (can stand at will) - Continuously

+ Standing - Continuously

+ Lifting items up to 50 pounds - Frequently

+ Climbing unprotected heights (ladder, rooftop, stairs, loading dock) - Frequently

+ Use of Keyboards (Sporadic 10-Key) - Continuously

+ Working in a confined or restricted area - Frequently

+ Driving -Continuously

+ 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, 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.

**Minimum Qualifications:**

High 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 is required. Valid driver's license required.

**Company Information:**

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.

**Licensing or Certificates:**

Valid passport preferred.

**Primary Location:**

Orange - California - United States

We are committed to valuing the diversity that exists among our workforce, our business partners, our customers and our communities. With respect to our workforce, we are committed to not only increasing diversity in our hiring at all levels but also fostering an inclusive environment where all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status or condition protected by law, can develop and thrive.

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