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Field Claims Adjuster

Company: Assurant
Location: Albany
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

Assurant is seeking a Field Claims Adjuster for New York City Metro. This is a remote position but candidate must reside in the area.

As a Field Claims Adjuster, you are the face of Assurant to the insured ensure they are compensated according to their policy when they experience damage or loss.  If you are focused on customer service, enjoy helping people and can make decisions in the best interests of the insured and the company, this may be the job for you!

Our Field Claims Adjusters use their fact-finding skills to investigate, adjust, and settle claims independently with a high degree of accuracy and handle the more complex and/or challenging activity.   They work independently out of a home office and will spend significant portion of time on-site investigating and settling claims.  They will be responsible for on-going communication and providing status updates to the insured and others associated with the claim activity. Successful candidates will be computer literate and comfortable working in a paperless environment. 

What you will enjoy

You will enjoy working with customers face to face, listening and communicating to resolve issues and negotiate fair settlements.

The Details:

  • Investigate, adjust, and settle claims up to a specified amount for multiple product lines
  • Meet with insured to inspect losses and explain coverage.
  • Communicate with mortgage representatives, property managers, or other third-party administrators to obtain access and inspect vacant properties.
  • Collect policy and claim data and information including interviewing persons associated with the case and obtaining recorded statements.
  • Document damage/losses and prepare written cost estimates.
  • Document claim transactions and prepare and forward internal reports as needed.
  • Complete residential or mobile home claim settlement by reaching agreements with insured, claimants, and their representatives up to specified authority. 
  • Respond to catastrophes and other temporary assignments outside of territory as requested.
  • May be given the more challenging and complex claim activity. 
  • May periodically train new employees and serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues.
  • Effectively collaborate with various departments and levels in the organization.
  • Maintain industry knowledge and operational skills and attend workshops, seminars, and other training sessions as appropriate.
  • Handle other duties and projects as requested based on business needs

Ideal candidate will have:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of two claims adjusting experience 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office and the ability to navigate and enter data on multiple screens
  • Knowledge of construction basics
  • Strong listening, problem solving, and negotiating skills
  • Ability to mediate disagreements and resolve differences of opinion to achieve win-win outcomes
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision to manage schedules and meet deadlines   
  • Detail oriented with a commitment to excellence
  • Poised and professional demeanor

Special Considerations:

  • Physical demands of the job include working in extreme weather conditions and the ability to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl when necessary. 
  • A Field Claims Adjuster’s territory can include a variety of neighborhoods, some of which may be in less than desirable areas, with properties of varying degrees of disrepair.
  • An Adjuster’s license may be required for states in which the Field Claims Adjuster performs their job.  If needed, Assurant will assist you in obtaining the license within a specified time frame and cover any related expenses.   

Benefits include:

  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
  • Medical, dental, vision and disability and life insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan at a discounted rate
  • Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Business expenses, including home office set-up costs, travel and mileage will be reimbursed. 
  • Assurant values a diverse workforce where employees are treated with respect, are encouraged to contribute, and have the opportunity for career growth.  

What You Should Know About Us

  • Our uncompromising values- Common Sense, Common Decency, Uncommon Thinking, and Uncommon Results guide the way we support our customers and how we work with one another
  • We are a Fortune 500 company employing approximately 15,000 people in 16 countries
  • We have over 125 years of experience innovating and adapting to the changing needs of our customers

Keywords: Assurant, Albany , Field Claims Adjuster, Other , Albany, New York

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