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Field Property Claims Adjuster- Lake Placid, FL

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Workplace:  Remote ( #LI-Remote )

 

 

The candidate for this position must live in the Lake Placid, FL area. 

 

If you are looking for the following in your next career move:

  • Paid training through the award winning and industry leading University of Farmers.
  • Flexibility and independence to work outside the confines of a desk job.
  • Total Rewards benefits package, 401K, and a competitive starting salary.
  • Rapid growth potential and management opportunities for success-oriented people through education, mentorship programs, and inspirational leadership at a company you can be proud of.

 

Our Field Property Claims Adjusters will:

  • Conduct field based investigations by visiting policyholders’ homes to investigate property damage.
  • Use claims handling software, a company car and laptop to determine claims related damage and write estimates in a paperless environment
  • Represents the Company from a public relations standpoint and must conduct oneself as a member of Management at all times.
  • Use strong customer service skills to negotiate with policyholders to settle the claim.
  • Travel maybe required for mini CAT duty. 

 

If you have the following:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required. Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Eagerness to learn about insurance policies and property damage from the inside out to identify how coverage applies to a particular loss.
  • Outgoing personality that would enjoy interacting with a wide variety of people including policyholders, claimants, agents, witnesses, and fraud investigators.
  • Valid driver's license.  Final candidates will also be subject to a Motor Vehicle Record background check, because the position may include a company vehicle.
  • Able to adapt to ever changing technology. 

Job Summary

Investigates, determines liability, confirms coverage, establishes damages, and negotiates settlement of claims. Will also be required to maintain an active adjusters license in states where required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Investigates, confirms coverage, determines liability, establishes damages, reports status and negotiates the settlement of assigned cases (has authority to make payment of assigned claims within prescribed limits). Adjusts all types of claims. Inspects damaged property , and determines claims related damage. Estimates the cost of repair or replacement of damaged or stolen property.
  • Determines and reports on subrogation potential. Initiates the sale of salvage vehicles, personal property, and miscellaneous salvage items. Reports theft, fraud, and arson losses as required to state and industry agencies. Performs most duties on an individual basis, and work has a direct bearing on Management results.
  • Represents the Company from a public relations standpoint and must conduct oneself as a member of Management at all times. Personal contacts are a major part of activity and include policyholders, claimants, agents, witnesses, repair facilities, contractors, police and fire departments, state and county fraud and arson personnel, special investigators, attorneys, expert witnesses, members of the medical profession and all other persons incident to the investigation and processing of claims.
  • *Employees assigned to the Catastrophe team will be required to travel away from their residence for a specified period of time, usually consisting of 23 days. Promotes safety at all times and complies with safety/ergonomic standards as outlined in relevant company published manuals. Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Actions

Bending Pulling Sorting Carrying up to 50 lbs. Pushing Speaking (English) Climbing Reaching Standing Key entering Reading (English) Walking Kneeling Seeing Writing (English)

Physical Environment

Required job duties are normally performed in a climate- controlled office environment, but with exposure to some or all of the following environments when in the field: Uncontrolled outside environmental conditions Excessive Noise Levels Chemicals Chemical/Biological Conditions Moving Mechanical Parts Areas considered dangerous Conditions, which could affect the respiratory system or skin such as: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, oils, smoke, soot, or poor ventilation.

Education Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience Requirements

None. Must achieve minimum passing scores on all claims training exams.

Special Skill Requirement

Communication Personal Computer Literate Valid driver's license Bondable

Benefits

  • Farmers offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, qualifications and location.
    Bonus Opportunity (based on Company and Individual Performance)
  • 401(k)
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • For more information, review “What we offer” on https://www.farmers.com/careers/corporate/#offer

 

Job Location(s): US - FL

Anticipated application deadline: At Farmers, the recruitment process is designed to ensure that we find the best talent to join our team. As part of this process, we typically close open positions within 8 to 21 days after posting. If you are interested in any of our open positions, we encourage you to submit your application promptly.

Farmers will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance or other applicable law.  Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1033, Farmers is prohibited from employing any individual who has been convicted of any criminal felony involving dishonesty or a breach of trust without prior written consent from the state Department of Insurance.

Want to learn more about our culture & opportunities? Check out www.Farmers.com/careers/corporate and be sure to follow us on InstagramLinkedIn, and TikTok.

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