Bodily Injury Claim Specialist

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Aurora, IL

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: The Auto Club Group (ACG) provides membership, travel, insurance, and financial services offerings to approximately 13 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.
Responsibilities: Work under minimal supervision with a high-level approval authority to handle complex technical issues and complex claims.<br /><br />Claim handling responsibilities will include the following: reviewing assigned claims, contacting the insured and other affected parties, setting expectations for the remainder of the claim process, and initiating documentation in the claim handling system. Complete complex coverage analysis. Ensure all possible policyholder benefits are identified. Create additional sub-claims if needed. 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. Conduct thorough reviews of damages and determine the applicability of state law and other factors related to the claim. Evaluate the financial value of the loss. Approve payments for the appropriate parties accordingly. Refer claims to other company units when necessary (e.g., Underwriting, Recovery Units or Claims Special Investigation Unit). Thoroughly document and/or code the claim file and complete all claim closure and related activities in the assigned claims management system. Utilize strong negotiating skills.<br /><br />Claim Specialist assigned to the Liability, Bodily Injury, Med Pay, MRTS and Non-MI PIP claim units will handle highly complex claims involving liability disputes, bodily injuries, and valued up to $300,000. Answer coverage and policy questions. Handle Med Pay claims in all states, and PIP claims in KY, MN and ND. Apply the correct liability determination, evaluate the damages and arrive at a fair settlement. May assist Claim Manager with file reviews and training.
Requirements: <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;" align="left"><strong><u><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Preferred Qualifications:</span></u></strong>&nbsp;</p> <div align="center"> <ul> <li style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Associate degree in Business Administration, Insurance or a related field or the equivalent in related work experience</span></li> <li style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Completion of the Insurance Institute of America's: General Insurance Program, Associate in Claims, Associate in Management or equivalent</span></li> <li style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">CPCU coursework or designation</span></li> <li style="text-align: left;">Complex claim handling experience</li> </ul> </div> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;" align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;" align="left"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><u><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Work Environment:</span></u></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;" align="left">&nbsp;</p> <div align="left"> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;" align="left"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Works in a temperature-controlled office environment. Depending on line travel may be required to various repair facilities in order to conduct inspections/re-inspections, visit patients, hospitals, attorneys, rehabilitation centers, repair facilities, etc. per with exposure to road hazards and temperature extremes.</span></p> </div> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><u><span style="font-family: Arial;">Required Qualifications:</span></u></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><u><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Education:</span></u></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Complete ACG Claim Representative Training Program or demonstrate equivalent knowledge or experience</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">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.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Must have a valid State Driver's License</span></li> </ul> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><u><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Experience:</span></u></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Three years of experience or equivalent training in the following:</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">negotiation of claim settlements</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">securing and evaluating evidence</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">preparing manual and electronic estimates</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">subrogation claims</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">resolving coverage questions</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">taking statements</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">establishing clear evaluation and resolution plans for claims</span></li> </ul> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><u><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Knowledge and Skills:</span></u></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Advanced knowledge of:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Essential Insurance Act (Michigan)</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Fair Trade Practices Act as it relates to claims</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">subrogation procedures and processes</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">intercompany arbitration</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">handling simple litigation</span></li> <li>Bodily Injury handling experience</li> </ul> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Advanced knowledge of:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Negligence Law</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">No-Fault Law</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">medical terminology and human anatomy</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">MCCA and attorney represented claims</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Ability to:</span></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">handle claims to the line Claim Handling Standards</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">follow and apply ACG Claim policies, procedures and guidelines</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">work within assigned ACG Claim systems including basic PC software</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">perform basic claim file review and investigations</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">demonstrate effective communication skills (verbal and written)</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">demonstrate customer service skills by building and maintaining relationships with insureds/claimants while exhibiting understanding of their problems and responding to questions and concerns</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">analyze and solve problems while demonstrating sound decision making skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">prioritize claim related functions</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">process time sensitive data and information from multiple sources</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">manage time, organize and plan work load and responsibilities</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">safely operate a motor vehicle in order to visit repair facilities, homes (for inspections), patients, etc.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">research analyze and interpret subrogation laws in various states</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">travel outside of assigned territory which may involve overnight stay</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">relocate, work evenings or weekends</span></li> </ul> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">The Auto Club Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a base salary with performance based incentives; medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), generous time off, a complimentary AAA Membership and much more!</span></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Important Note: The above statements describe the principal 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 fulfill these requirements.</span></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">The Auto Club Group, and all of its affiliated companies, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 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> </div>