Inside Property Adjuster

Date: May 1, 2020

Division or Field Office:

Columbus Branch Office

Department of Position: Claims Department 

Work from:

Columbus Branch Office

 

At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 5,000 employees and over 2,200 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia.  To attract and retain the best talent, we reward our team members with competitive salaries and a very generous benefits package.

 

Position Summary

Erie Insurance is continuing to hire and is utilizing virtual interviews to ensure the well-being of our candidates and employees. Please note there may be delays in our hiring process.

 

Exercises independent discretion or judgment in telephonically handling property claims within designated level of authority.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contacts Policyholders regarding property claims within level of authority. Conducts investigations, interviews insureds and witnesses, inspects damage as needed and prepares estimates. Evaluates and makes recommendations regarding coverage of claims. Performs desk review of repair estimates as required.

 

Handles property claims within designated authority. Sets and maintains adequate reserves. Obtains and reviews reports, statements, records and related materials as required. Evaluates information to determine coverage and total value of claim. Determines payments and issues checks or declines payment as required.

 

Documents claim files and submits final report to file for closure.

 

Identifies subrogation situations and initiates appropriate action.

 

Interacts with Agents and district sales managers on matters of mutual concern.

 

Develops and applies a working knowledge of estimating practices and procedures relating to the adjustment of property claims.

 

Attends industry-related training programs and attends other training sessions to stay current on policy changes, interpretation or new legislation.

 

Participates on Catastrophe Team when required.

Competencies
Ability To Learn And Follow Procedures
Ability To Maintain Composure
Ability to Manage Complexity
Decision Making
Developing And Maintaining Relationships
Influencing Skills
Information Management Skills
Interpersonal Communication
Job-Specific Knowledge
Planning And Organizing
Problem Analysis
Service Orientation
Stress Tolerance
Time Management
Qualifications

High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Previous claims experience preferred. Willingness to pursue and complete Technical Learning Center Training required. Successful completion of AIC 33 and AIC 35 preferred. Position requires incumbents to provide support during periods of heavy volume. Appropriate license as required by state. Valid driver’s license and good driving record preferred.

Physical Requirements
Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Driving; Occasional (<20%)
Pushing/Pulling; Occasional (<20%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry; Often (20-50%)
Climbing; Rarely


Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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