Supervisor Field Claims Liability - Multiple Positions

  • Company: Farmers Insurance
  • Location: Westlake Village, California
  • Posted: December 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 17000964
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Job Summary

Supervises and directs the adjustment and administration of claims in an assigned area (involving specialization in or any combination of liability, Med/PIP, property, or auto physical damage), participates directly in the adjustment of complex or unusual claims.

Essential Job Functions

Supervises assigned personnel. (See attached description of Supervisory Responsibilities.) Conducts case reviews and evaluates Claims Representative performance by continuous review of claims statistics, open and closed file evaluations, reinspection, and observation of activities in the field and office. Reviews the settlement activity of the Field Claims Office or Claims Service Center to ensure sound systems, service, and security. Sets and adjusts claim reserves within authority. Responsible for compliance with published company procedures. Recommends and carries out programs designed to meet the administrative technical training and overall development needs of all assigned personnel. Promotes coordination of Claims and Marketing relationships by instructing agents in methods and procedures of claims handling and by participation in meetings conducted by the Marketing Department. Approves and signs expense accounts for assigned personnel and all payments within authority for allocated adjustment expense on files supervised. Maintains communication with competent specialists (for example, doctors, attorneys, and repair facilities) to insure prompt, economical, and professional handling of all types of claims in assigned area. 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 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

Four-year college degree. Completion of, or actively pursuing a major insurance designation, or actively pursuing insurance related courses.

Experience Requirements

Successful completion of technical competency exam (external hires have 90 days to take and pass the exam and should have a minimum of 3 years of prior claims experience), interview and completion of Claims Leadership Development Program required. External candidates should have a minimum of three years of prior claims 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

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