Claim Specialist - CAT

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Dearborn, MI

The Auto Club Group

AAA was founded over 100 years ago for the purpose of lobbying for driver and passenger rights, fair laws and safer vehicles — all to better promote the love of the open road and the adventure of driving. Since then, AAA has grown to over 50 million members strong, while providing valuable membership services such as roadside assistance. Additionally, AAA has broadened its horizons to include all types of travel-related services, as well as offer a variety of insurance and financial products and services. Today’s AAA is a national federation comprised of more than 50 individual clubs throughout the United States and Canada. Whether you’re traveling around the world or to the corner grocery store, planning a honeymoon or weekend road trip, learning to drive or in need of a battery boost, the best way to begin your journey is with AAA.

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <div align="center"> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">The Auto Club Group (ACG) provides membership, travel, insurance, and financial services offerings to approximately&nbsp;14 million members and customers across 14 states and 2 U.S. territories through the AAA, Meemic, and Fremont brands. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation and is the second-largest AAA club in North America.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div>
Responsibilities: <div align="left"> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Work under normal supervision with an intermediate-level approval authority to handle moderately complex claims within Claim Handling Standards in the homeowner's CAT field units.&nbsp; Resolve coverage questions, take statements, and establish clear evaluation and resolution plans for claims.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <div align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">In this position, you will have the opportunity to:&nbsp;</span></div> </div> <ul> <li> <div align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Review assigned claims,</span></div> </li> <li> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Contacting the insured and other affected parties, set expectations for the remainder of the claim process, and initiate documentation in the claim handling system.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li> <div align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Complete complex coverage analysis including a review of policy coverages and provisions, and the applicability to the reported loss.</span></div> </li> <li> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Ensure all possible policyholder benefits are identified.&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Create additional sub-claims if needed or refer complex claims to management or the appropriate claim handler.</span></p> </li> <li> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Complete an investigation of the facts regarding the claim to further and in more detail determine if the claim should be paid, the applicable limits or exclusions and possible recovery potential.&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Conduct thorough reviews of damages and determine the applicability of state law and other factors related to the claim.</span></p> </li> <li> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Evaluate the financial value of the loss.</span></p> </li> <li> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Approve payments for the appropriate parties accordingly.&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Refer claims to other company units when necessary (e.g., Underwriting, Recovery Units or Claims Special Investigation Unit).&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Thoroughly document and/or code the claim file and complete all claim closure and related activities in the assigned claims management system.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li> <div align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Utilize strong negotiating skills.</span></div> </li> </ul> <div align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></div> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">With our powerful brand and the mentoring we offer, you will find your position as a&nbsp;<strong>Claims Specialist&nbsp;</strong>can lead to a rewarding career at our growing organization.</span></p> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Employees assigned to Homeowner/CAT claim field unit will handle claims generally valued between $5,000 and $25,000 and up to $100,000 (for field role).&nbsp;&nbsp;Investigate claims requiring coverage analysis.&nbsp; When handling claims in the field, must prepare damage estimates using claims software.&nbsp; Review estimates for accuracy.&nbsp; &nbsp;May monitor contractor repair status and updates.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">The Auto Club Group is seeking prospective&nbsp;<strong>Claim Specialists</strong>&nbsp;who can w</span><span style="font-family: Arial;">ork under minimal supervision with a high-level approval authority to handle complex technical issues and complex claims.&nbsp;</span></p>
Requirements: <p style="font-weight: 300;"><u style="font-weight: 300;">Education:</u></p> <ul style="font-weight: 300;"> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Associate degree in Business Administration, Insurance or a related field or the equivalent in related work experience</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Completion of the Insurance Institute of America&rsquo;s: General Insurance Program, Associate in Claims, Associate in Management or equivalent</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">CPCU coursework or designation</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Xactware Training</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Complete ACG Claim Representative Training Program or demonstrate equivalent knowledge or experience</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">In states where an Adjuster&rsquo;s license is required, the candidate must be eligible to acquire a State Adjuster&rsquo;s license within 90 days of hire and maintain as specified for appropriate states.</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Must have a valid State Driver&rsquo;s License&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p style="font-weight: 300;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-weight: 300;">Ability to:&nbsp;</p> <ul style="font-weight: 300;"> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Lift up to 25 pounds</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Climb ladders</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Walk on roofs</li> </ul> <p style="font-weight: 300;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-weight: 300;"><u style="font-weight: 300;">Experience:&nbsp;</u></p> <ul style="font-weight: 300;"> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Three years of experience or equivalent training in the following:</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Negotiation of claim settlements</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Securing and evaluating evidence</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Preparing manual and electronic estimates</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Subrogation claims</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Resolving coverage questions</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Taking statements</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Establishing clear evaluation and resolution plans for claims</li> </ul> <p style="font-weight: 300;"><strong style="font-weight: 300;">&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="font-weight: 300;"><u style="font-weight: 300;">Knowledge and Skills:</u></p> <p style="font-weight: 300;">Advanced knowledge of:</p> <ul style="font-weight: 300;"> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Essential Insurance Act (Michigan)</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Fair Trade Practices Act as it relates to claims</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Subrogation procedures and processes</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Intercompany arbitration</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Handling simple litigation</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Advanced knowledge of building construction and repair techniques</li> </ul> <p style="font-weight: 300;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-weight: 300;">Ability to:&nbsp;</p> <ul style="font-weight: 300;"> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Handle claims to the line Claim Handling Standards</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Follow and apply ACG Claim policies, procedures and guidelines</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Work within assigned ACG Claim systems including basic PC software</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Perform basic claim file review and investigations</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Demonstrate effective communication skills (verbal and written)</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Demonstrate customer service skills by building and maintaining relationships with insureds/claimants while exhibiting understanding of their problems and responding to questions and concerns</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Analyze and solve problems while demonstrating sound decision making skills</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Prioritize claim related functions</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Process time sensitive data and information from multiple sources</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Manage time, organize and plan work load and responsibilities</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Safely operate a motor vehicle in order to visit repair facilities, homes (for inspections), patients, etc.</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Research analyze and interpret subrogation laws in various states</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Travel outside of assigned territory which may involve overnight stay</li> <li style="font-weight: 300;">Relocate, work evenings or weekends</li> </ul> <br /> <div align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Important Note:</span></div> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial;">The above statements describe the principle and essential functions, but not all functions that may be inherent in the job. This job requires the ability to perform duties contained in the job description for this position, including, but not limited to, the above requirements. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants, as needed, to enable them to fulfil these requirements.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">The Auto Club Group, and all of its affiliated companies, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. &nbsp;All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.</span></p>