Litigation Specialist

Date: Jul 1, 2024

Location: Knoxville, TN, US, 37918

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Knoxville Claims Office

Department of Position: Claims Department 

Work from:

Home in Knoxville, TN
Salary Range:

$85,247.00 - $136,175.00 *

salary range is for this level and may vary based on actual level of role hired for

*This range represents a national range and the actual salary will depend on several factors including the scope and complexity of the role and the skills, education, training, credentials, location, and experience of an applicant, as well as level of role for which the successful candidate is hired. Position may be eligible for an annual bonus payment.

 

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 6,000 employees and over 13,000 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. 

Benefits That Go Beyond The Basics

We strive to be Above all in Service® to our customers—and to our employees. That’s why Erie Insurance offers you an exceptional benefits package, including:

  • Premier health, prescription, dental, and vision benefits for you and your dependents. Coverage begins your first day of work.
  • Low contributions to medical and prescription premiums. We currently pay up to 97% of employees’ monthly premium costs.
  • Pension. We are one of only 13 Fortune 500 companies to offer a traditional pension plan. Full-time employees are vested after five years of service.
  • 401(k) with up to 4% contribution match. The 401(k) is offered in addition to the pension.
  • Paid time off. Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, bereavement days and parental leave.
  • Career development. Including a tuition reimbursement program for higher education and industry designations.
     

Additional benefits that include company-paid basic life insurance; short-and long-term disability insurance; orthodontic coverage for children and adults; adoption assistance; fertility and infertility coverage; well-being programs; paid volunteer hours for service to your community; and dollar-for-dollar matching of your charitable gifts each year.

 

Position Summary

Exercises independent discretion and judgment in handling or directing litigated claims.

 

  • This is a remote work from home position with the idea candidate residing in the Knoxville, TN  area

Duties and Responsibilities

Conducts investigations, evaluates and makes recommendations regarding coverage, liability, and resolution strategies.

Selects, engages, and collaborates with defense counsel in the handling of lawsuits.

Manages litigation expenses and ensures that defense counsel adheres to ERIE's billing guidelines.

Complies with and directs defense counsels' utilization of Outside Counsel Guidelines. 

Trains and mentors.

Documents claim files.

The first four duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become evident.

Competencies

Job-Specific Knowledge
Values Diversity
Nimble Learning
Self-Development
Collaborates
Customer Focus
Cultivates Innovation
Instills Trust
Optimizes Work Processes
Decision Quality
Ensures Accountability

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and six years of experience handling litigation claims or legal experience, or equivalent, required, or;

Associate degree or paralegal certification and eight years of experience handling litigation claims or legal experience, required; or

High school diploma or GED and ten years of experience handling litigation claims or legal experience, required.

Strong knowledge of claims handling required. Strong knowledge of tort law and insurance coverage required.

Associate in Claims (AIC) or Senior Claim's Law Associate (SCLA) designation preferred. Appropriate license as required by state. Valid driver's license and good driving record required.

 

 

 

 

 

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Physical Requirements

Lifting/Moving 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting/Moving 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Ability to move over 50 lbs using lifting aide equipment; Occasional (<20%)
Driving; Often (20-50%)
Pushing/Pulling/moving objects, equipment with wheels; Occasional (<20%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry/inputting information/computer use; Often (20-50%)
Climbing/accessing heights; Rarely


Nearest Major Market: Knoxville