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Workers' Compensation & Liability Manager

Company: The George Washington University
Location: Washington
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Workers' Compensation & Liability ManagerPlease see Special Instructions for more details. Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status I. JOB OVERVIEW Job Description Summary: The Office of Risk Management at The George Washington University is dedicated to managing risks associated with teaching, research, and support operations. Our team works to identify and analyze key risk exposures, including liability for bodily injury and property damage, physical damage to university property, and liability for causing financial loss to others.

The Office of Risk Management seeks a diligent Workers' Compensation & Liability Manager to manage the District of Columbia Workers' Compensation claims. This role ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations and provides detailed data analysis and reporting. Reporting to and supporting the Director, Risk Management, this position supports the university's financial operations by effectively managing and mitigating risks associated with workers' compensation claims. The Workers' Compensation & Liability Manager will review claim details and impacts, prioritize claims based on risk, develop management strategies, and ensure compliance with university policies and regulations.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Oversee workers' compensation claims from initial report to resolution, ensuring all necessary information is obtained for accurate processing.
  • Review claims for eligibility, completeness, and accuracy while handling routine and moderately complex claims, including some litigated ones with limited settlement authority.
  • Assist in managing other claims such as general liability, auto liability, and property to ensure a comprehensive approach to claims management.
  • Maintain updated records of all claims and prepare required reports. Perform the design, analysis, and delivery of claim information. Provide insights and recommendations to improve claims processing efficiency and cost control.
  • Contact individuals about claims and coordinate the handling of benefits. Communicate effectively with claimants, healthcare providers, and legal professionals. Coordinate with third party administrators ( TPA ), insurers, and legal professionals to manage claims effectively. Conduct interviews with injured employees, physicians, and witnesses for claims investigation.
  • Ensure compliance with domestic and international claim programs, policies, and procedures. Assist with litigation management, including reporting, investigation, and analysis. Assist with contract reviews focusing on insurance, liability, and indemnification provisions. Conduct compliance audits and ensure adherence to regulatory guidelines.
  • Assist with general risk management activities related to the university's projects and operations. Analyze potential risks in claims and develop strategies to mitigate these risks. Ensure that all risk management activities align with the university's financial operations and goals.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position. Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: 3 years of responsible risk management experience directly applicable to Workers Compensation claims processing preferred.

    Professional certification ( ARM or RIMS - CRMP ) also preferred. In-depth knowledge in the following areas:
    • Principles and practices of insurance claims examination
    • Collection and interpretation of data
    • DC Workers Compensation Act and its rules, regulations, forms and procedures
    • Interviewing techniques
    • Medical terminology and treatment procedures
    • Claims management systems or database system
    • Enterprise financial systems
    • Excel and other spreadsheets
      Ability to do the following:
      • Interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations
      • Obtain and utilize sensitive information discreetly and objectively
      • Maintain records, prepare reports and conduct correspondence related to the work
      • Communicate effectively with others (both verbal and written)
      • Maintain favorable public relations
      • Analyze data and prepare reports
      • Minimize risk exposures, identify risk transfer opportunities in contracts, and optimize vendor indemnification and insurance requirementsGW offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, time off & leave, retirement savings, tuition, well-being and various voluntary benefits. For program details and eligibility, please visit https://hr.gwu.edu/benefits-programs. II. JOB DETAILS Campus Location: Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: College/School/Department: Finance Family Family Finance and Business Sub-Family Stream Level Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Work Schedule: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Will this job require the employee to work on site? Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Employee Onsite Status Hybrid Telework: Telework: Yes Required Background Check: Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status Internal Applicants Only? Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: Posting Number: S013134 Job Open Date: Job Open Date: 06/21/2024 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement: The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
        • * Are you currently employed with The George Washington University?
          • No
          • Yes
          • * For current GW employees, have you completed your Introductory Employment Period (IEP)? (As a reminder,employees in their IEP are not eligible to apply for other internal university staff and research positions until the IEP is complete.)
            • Yes, IEP complete
            • No, still in IEP
            • N/a - not a current GW employee
            • * What is your expected salary range?(Open Ended Question)
              • * Briefly describe your experience managing Workers' Compensation claims, including your approach to handling routine and moderately complex claims. How do you ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations?(Open Ended Question)
                • * Provide an example of a time when you had to analyze and report on claims data. What tools and methods did you use to gather and interpret the data, and how did your analysis contribute to improving claims processing efficiency or cost control?(Open Ended Question)Documents needed to Apply Required Documents
                • Resume Optional Documents
                • Cover Letter Human Resource
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