Liability Adjuster

Date: Mar 24, 2020

Division or Field Office:

Murrysville Claims Office

Department of Position: Claims Department 

Work from:

 

 

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 handling of personal lines and commercial auto claims involving questionable or clear liability issues. Handles simple property damage and litigation claims, limited to small claims court.

Duties and Responsibilities

Establishes immediate contact with Policyholders and claimants, conducts investigations, interviews insureds, witnesses and physicians, evaluates and makes recommendations regarding coverage.

 

Sets and maintains adequate reserves, obtains reports and related materials, determines liability and total value of claim, and issues checks or declines payment.

 

Documents files and submits final report.

 

Identifies subrogation situations and initiates appropriate action.

 

Within designated authority, negotiates with plaintiff attorney as required.

 

Develops and applies a working knowledge of legal and medical claims terminology and procedures.

 

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.

 

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.

 

The first five 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.

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. One year claims adjusting experience, preferably with casualty claims, or equivalent educational experience, required. Position requires incumbents to provide support for property claims during periods of heavy volume.  Appropriate license as required by state.

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


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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