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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
Conducts investigation on assigned cases, confirms coverage, determines liability, identifies subrogation rights, establishes damages, prepares cases for arbitration, reports status, and negotiates settlement (has authority to make payment of assigned claims within prescribed limits). Adjusts all types of claims including bodily injury, property damage, multiple line coverage, property, workers' compensation, no fault (Colorado and Michigan), and auto physical damage. Inspects damaged property and determines claim related damage. Estimates the cost of repair or replacement of damaged or stolen property. Determines and reports on subrogation potential. Initiates the sale of personal property and miscellaneous salvage items. Reports theft, fraud, and arson losses as required to state and industry agencies. Assists and trains agents under the Agency Claims Training Program. Performs most duties on an individual basis outside the office, 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. Contacts are a major part of activity and include policyholders, claimants, agents, witnesses, 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. Analyzes detailed coverage issues and is responsible for complex investigation on litigated and unlitigated cases; reads and understands plaintiff complaints and petitions, insurance contracts and indemnity agreements. Responsible for high dollar exposure to both indemnity and expense. Promotes safety at all times and complies with safety/ergonomic standards as outlined in relevant company published manuals. Performs other functions as assigned.
Bending Pulling Sorting Carrying up to 20 lbs. Pushing Speaking (English) Climbing Reaching Standing Key entering Reading (English) Walking Kneeling Seeing Writing (English)
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.
Four-year college degree is required.
Outside candidates should have a minimum of 1 year of prior claims or 2 years of related industry experience. The same time-on-job requirement is preferred for internal candidates.
Special Skill Requirement
Communication Skills Personal Computer Literate Valid driver's license Bondable
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.
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