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Claims Associate Trainee

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2017-1558
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1
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US-NJ-Pennington
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7/31/2017
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Claims
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None
No
 
 

Overview:

United Fire Group is seeking a Claims Associate Trainee for our branch office in Pennington, NJ. Our inside Claims Associate Trainee will learn to investigate, evaluate, negotiate and settle commercial and personal property and casualty claims. The territory will include New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

Responsibilities:

Once the candidate completes the training program, they will be responsible for the following:

  • Review assignments to determine severity, coverages and appropriate action.
  • Conduct phone interviews and take recorded statements from all parties possessing facts regarding the claim.
  • Review and interpret policy coverages to determine whether the claim is payable under the policy, deductible, actual cash value or replacement cost.
  • Write reports for the claim file to document all activity related to loss.
  • Evaluate the loss/damages.
  • Prepare files for arbitration.
  • Negotiate with contractors or repair facilities regarding extent of damage and method of repair. Recover salvage and sell to appropriate salvage buyer. 
  • Keep current on court cases, changes in law, values and prices of property and materials. 
  • Promote positive working relationships with agents.
  • Participate in company sponsored educational programs to develop and maintain knowledge of products, producers and industry trends.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a four year college degree in a related discipline or 1 year of insurance related experience. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, as well as strong negotiation skills are essential to the success of this position.

 

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