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Outside Property Claims Adjuster - Washington D.C.

Company: Federated Mutual Insurance Company
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Details:

As a Outside Property Claims Adjuster, you will investigate, evaluate, negotiate and resolve predominately property claims in a fair, prompt and equitable manner. You are a source of knowledge and comfort during difficult times. When faced with the destructive aftermath of a natural disaster, you help clients through the claims process. You also support them as they rebuild their businesses and resume their lives. Federated provides a defined training program to teach you the fundamentals of commercial claims and prepare you to serve clients.

This is a home-based position with travel by car and/or plane frequently, including frequent overnight travel.

Due to the travel involved, this employee must currently live, or plan to relocate, within 60 minutes of the Washington Dulles International Airport.

Responsibilities

Evaluates claims, determines the validity of coverage, conducts necessary investigation, and appraises damage.
Explain policy coverage to clients and third parties.
Secures proper settlement documentation. Determines and authorizes settlement payments based on the results of the investigation and the determination of coverage/liability.
Determine the value of damaged items.
Negotiate settlements with clients or third parties.
Conducts field investigations. Makes recommendations for the resolution of claims exceeding authority limits.
Retains the services of and collaborates with outside experts such as medical specialists, appraiser, and engineers when deemed necessary to secure all relevant facts for proper evaluation of claims.
Negotiates directly with claimants and/or their attorneys to effect binding settlements. Attends hearings and trials to evaluate testimony.

Minimum Qualifications

A four-year degree in a business-related field or equivalent experience in property and casualty claims handling
Prefer 2+ years of field property claims handling
Strong analytical, computer and time management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record

Physical Demand / Work Environment

Travel by car and/or plane frequently, including overnight and occasional multi-night travel
Occasionally adjust work schedule and/or work extra hours including evenings and weekends.
Ascend/descend a ladder
Lift, push and pull items weighing 60 pounds
Operate a variety of power equipment
Must have physical mobility, vision, and hearing necessary to traverse and evaluate claims damage

Salary: $64,500-$86,500 (Starting salary will be determined based on skills and experience.)

About Us:

At Federated Insurance, we do life-changing work, focused on our clients' success. For our employees, we provide tremendous opportunities for growth. Over 95% of them believe our company has an outstanding future. We make lives better, and we're looking for employees who want to make a difference in others' lives, all while enhancing their own.

You will have opportunities to grow in your career. Our employees are encouraged to ask questions and learn on the job, and we are committed to promoting from within. We recognize your contributions with an exceptional rewards package that includes competitive pay and bonus programs, incredibly affordable health insurance, generous pension and 401(k) benefits, and gift matching and paid volunteer time to support your involvement in the community. Learn more about our Benefits.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer. Federated will not sponsor candidates for employment visa status, such as an H1-B visa. Federated does not interview or hire students or recent graduates with J-1 or F-1 visas or similar temporary work authorization.

If California Resident, please review Federated's enhanced Privacy Policy.

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