General Liability Adjuster

Job Description

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Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world.

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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 
Conducts investigation on assigned cases including complex coverage issues determines liability, identifies subrogation rights, establishes damages, prepares cases for arbitration, reports status, attends settlement conferences as directed, 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, and no fault (Colorado and Michigan). 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. Assists in training or less experienced Commercial Claims Representatives. 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. 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 in 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. 
Physical Actions 
Bending Pulling Sorting Carrying up to 20 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 
  • One year minimum of  prior claims or two years of related industry experience required
  • Liability and coverage experience preferred

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. 

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 10/21/2019