American Family Insurance

Property Field Claim Adjuster (West Chicago, IL)

  • American Family Insurance
  • Remote
  • Other
  • About 1 month ago
Salary
$55K - $90K / Year

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Job Description

At American Family Insurance Claims Services (AFICS, Inc.), we're embarking on a transformation of our claims capabilities to put customers at the center of what we do best – protecting and restoring their dreams when they need us most. We're applying our expertise, technology, and new ways of working to reinvent one of America's largest industries—creating a positive impact that empowers our customers, communities, and company to excel. We are problem solvers who ask important questions and solve challenges big and small. Together, we improve what's expected of insurance. Investigate and maintain property/casualty claims. Determine liability, secure information, reviews coverages, arrange appraisals, and settle claims. You will l work in the field handling homeowner property field claims. You must be located in or around the West Chicago, Geneva, Winfield, Wheaton, Woodland Hills, Hanover Park, Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, Lakewood, St. Charles, Glendale Heights, Bartlette, Warrenville areas to be considered. A fleet vehicle is provided with the position. You will report to Claims Manager.

Position Compensation Range:

$55,000.00 - $90,000.00

Pay Rate Type:

Salary

Compensation may vary based on the job level and your geographic work location.

Primary Accountabilities

  • You will investigate origin and cause of claims by contacting the appropriate parties including insureds, claimants, agents, attorneys, contractors, experts, special investigation unit, other adjusters, public personnel.
  • You will identify complex issues and seek assistance. Handle claims on a good faith basis.
  • You will handle both 1st party and 3rd party claims under multiple policy types and numerous endorsements.
  • You will conduct on-site inspections when needed, evaluates damages, and handles claim negotiations with insureds, claimants, attorneys, public adjusters.
  • You will respond to customer inquiries, makes appropriate decisions and closes file.
  • You will interpret and determine policies, leases, by-laws, declarations, articles and contract coverages and applies to all parties for assigned losses.
  • You will proactively provide all parties with claim process and status; answers questions or redirects to other areas.

Specialized Knowledge & Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support, or service.
  • Demonstrated experience handling 1st and 3rd party, multi-line claims across our operating territories, or other equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience handling moderately complex claims, or other equivalent experience.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of policies and endorsements related to casualty coverages, or other equivalent knowledge.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of each phase of the claim handling process, or other equivalent knowledge.

Licenses

  • Valid driver's license required plus an acceptable driving record.
  • Obtain state specific property casualty claims licensing as required.

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 50%.
  • Catastrophe duty up to 75% as applicable.

Physical Requirements

  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like. This position may require employees to visit areas that have a higher hazard than a typical office such as customer homes, body shops, or other locations.
  • Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces.
  • Adjust or move objects up to 50 pounds in all directions.

Working Conditions

  • Low/high temperatures.
  • Outdoor elements such as precipitation and wind.
  • Noisy environments.
  • Hazardous conditions.
  • Poor ventilation.
  • Small and/or enclosed spaces.

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We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the requirements listed above. Skills can be used in many different ways, and your life and professional experience may be relevant beyond what a list of requirements will capture. We encourage those who are passionate about what we do to apply!

We provide benefits that support your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. You will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health. We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution, a pension plan, an annual incentive, 9 paid holidays and a paid time off program (23 days accrued annually for full-time employees). In addition, our student loan repayment program and paid-family leave are available to support our employees and their families. Interns and contingent workers are not eligible for American Family Insurance Group benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination, non-harassment and equal opportunity. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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