Med/PIP Specialist I - Arlington, TX

Job Description

  
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Job Summary 
  
Proactively processes Med Pay and/or Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims while delivering superior customer service. Confirms coverage and eligibility. Investigates and establishes damages. Negotiates and/or pays assigned claims. Communicates and collaborates, either in an owner or specialist role, with claim owners and other specialists to facilitate claim resolution. 
  
Essential Job Functions 
  • Customer Relationship 
    • Makes timely contact with customer 
    • Explains claims process and policy benefits to customer  
    • Confirms facts of loss 
    • Establishes expectations (future contact timing, method of contact, etc.) 
  • Investigation   
    • Determines policy coverage  and eligibility applicability 
    • Identifies and handles policy or coverage issues  
    • Secures supporting documents such as, medical records, bills, and wage loss verification 
    • Identifies subrogation opportunities and refers claim to Subrogation department to follow-up 
    • Obtain additional information from all parties as needed to confirm proximate cause of loss and mechanism of injury  
    • Recognizes potential fraudulent claims and escalates to supervisor for review 
    • Communicates with underwriting on policy issues 
  • Evaluation 
    • Reviews and analyzes medical bills, records, wage loss documentation, and other information  
    • Reviews all investigation materials for causal relationship between the claim incident and the injuries reported 
    • Utilizes available resources and tools to ensure accuracy of evaluation of medical treatment. 
    • Assesses owed benefits  
    • Reviews claims with complex investigation questions or issues with supervisor 
  • Claim Resolution 
    • Identifies need for medical intervention, such as an Independent Medical Exam or peer review, and initiates the process  
    • Recognizes and resolves disputes over covered benefits, medical bill amounts, etc. with customer or provider as appropriate 
    • Negotiates and settles claims based on the merits of the claim  
    • May assist Branch Legal Office with litigation, arbitration and mediation May handle litigated claims 
  • File Management 
    • Proactively manages claim inventory to ensure all assigned claims are handled to completion in a timely fashion, including follow-up contacts, bill payment, etc. compliant with regulatory requirements 
    • Utilizes claim system and other technologies to document file activities, strategy, and communication with customers, attorneys and medical providers  
    • Ensures that all correspondence to customers is appropriate and professional  
    • Discusses status of injuries and medical treatment plans with customers and medical providers 
    • Identifies Medicare eligibility and provides appropriate notification to customer as required  
    • Responds to customer and provider inquiries and resolves complaints promptly 
    • Backstops peers as needed  
  •  Performs other duties as assigned 
  
Physical Actions 
  
Physical Environment 
  
Education Requirements 
  
  • High School diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Bachelor's degree preferred. 
  • Completion of, or actively pursuing a major insurance designation, or actively pursuing insurance related courses. 
  
Experience Requirements 
  

  • Basic critical thinking, negotiation, analytical and time management skills. 
  • Strong customer service skills. 
  • Proficient in use of computer, internet and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel). 
  • General work experience with demonstrated customer service and time management skills is preferred. 
  • Maintain an active adjuster's license in states as required.  

  
Special Skill Requirement 
  
  
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 08/06/2019