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Senior Claims Assistant

Job Title: Senior Claims Assistant
Division: Claims
Location: Cavan
Reports to: Claims Manager

Job summary

Performs various support duties and processes insurance transactions, such as responding to internal and external requests for information and preparing documents, interpreting policy information and files for additional handling by other associates and generating updates to the estimate. Performs other related support duties as requested, such as answering phones, processing mail, issuing payments and generating claim associated documents and assisting customers and contractors. Follows procedures and applies advanced-level administrative skills and intermediate level insurance knowledge with the analytical ability to accomplish both routine and non-routine tasks and duties.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

The Claims Assistant will take personal responsibility for own workload, continually reorganizing and prioritizing tasks to ensure key company objectives are met. Processing claims in line with procedures and compliance standards. Managing and maintaining the best practice procedures for claims handling.

The Claims Assistant should be proactive, enthusiastic, thrive on taking responsibility in a fast pace team-based environment. Assist in the creation of new applications/processes and the development of reference and resource materials. Complete ad-hoc projects as assigned to them.

  • Reviews, evaluates and categorizes incoming Property evaluation products, verifies information for accuracy/appropriateness and follows up with others for missing or questionable data, prepares and assembles documents for claim processing, or for additional handling by other associates. 
  • Issues customer payments per templated adjuster instructions. 
  • Enters and retrieves information of varying complexity using computer systems and applications to update records, obtain information for others and respond independently to most questions and problems with adjusters and verification questions with customers and vendors.
  • Handles complex Recoverable Depreciation claims which includes reviewing any variance of approved coverage and providing any additional pricing recommendation. May reach out to 3rd party professional contractors to gather more technical details on work completed related to the claim.  Reviews any variance of what is included in loss and makes recommendation to adjust payment. 
  • Uses advanced skills and business knowledge to prepare correspondence and process other insurance transactions to provide customer service and support efforts. 
  • Performs other related support duties as requested, such as answering phones, processing mail, assisting customers, scanning, photocopying and insurance check processing. 
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise and continuously builds product, procedural and technical systems knowledge. Assists with departmental training and communication as needed. May assist with quality reviews related to training/transition of work. Mentors new hires by providing onboarding support in coordination with onboarding supervisor.
  • The above responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitate by the organisation and the overall business objectives of the company. 

Qualifications

  • APA Qualified / CIP qualification desirable
  • Minimum 2 years claims experience
  • Strong computer skills & proven administration skills with the ability to navigate multiple systems essential

Knowledge & Experience

  • Dependability
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow/interpret procedures
  • Employ reason to accomplish non-routine tasks and duties. 
  • Experience procuring vehicle titles and knowledge of state regulations and title procurement options.  
  • Good working knowledge of Excel and Office systems. 
  • In-depth knowledge of insurance principles, products, policies and claims philosophy. 
  • Good communication, analytical, presentation and telephony skills with an ability to discuss and explain information such as liability, coverage, indemnity and policy conditions to all relevant parties. 
  • Highly organised, able to prioritise, multi-task and process information with high levels of accuracy. 
  • Full understanding of the impact of errors, omissions, poor service and oversights. 
  • Results orientated with a track record of consistently delivering to agreed objectives. 
  • Demonstrates understanding of how own team’s performance contributes to overall organisation’s performance. 
  • Have a strong customer focus with a keen eye for detail.
  • Able to collect and analyse technical information.
  • Process oriented
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced target driven environment, attaining goals with broader team and capable of working to tight deadline
  • Positively contribute to your team and support team colleagues

Please note if successful, candidates primary place of work will be their residential address however it is a condition of employment that employees may be required to carry out their work at an alternative place of business as directed by the Company in order to fulfil the duties of their respective roles (Cavan or Blanchardstown offices).
 
Successful candidates will be required to complete an 8 week training programme which will be conducted from 12.00pm to 8.00pm Monday to Friday for the duration of the Training Programme. Thereafter working hours will revert to the standard business hours as outlined in the Contract of Employment.

Interviews will commence week starting 1 February 2021 and successful candidates will commence the 8 week Training Programme week starting 5 April 2021.

Why Liberty?

  • Liberty Insurance provides motor and home insurance to the Irish consumer market along with commercial insurance to the business sector.  The company has approximately 400 employees at office locations in Cavan and Dublin. 
  • Liberty Insurance is part of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group.
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Group’s purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. The promise we make to our customers throughout the world is to provide protection for the unexpected, delivered with care.  
  • In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, today we are the fifth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2018 gross written premium.  We also rank 75th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2018 revenue.  As of December 31, 2018, we had $41.6 billion in annual consolidated revenue. 
  • We employ nearly 50,000 people in 30 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, specialty lines, reinsurance, commercial multiple-peril, workers compensation, commercial automobile, general liability, surety, and commercial property. 

Liberty Insurance is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you would like to apply for any of the above positions please submit your CV to recruit@libertyinsurance.ie.