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Litigation Specialist

Date: Nov 12, 2021

Location: Waukesha, WI, US, 53187

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Wisconsin Branch Office

Department of Position: Claims Department 

Work from:

Home, in Wisconsin

 

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

This position is a remote, work from home position.  Ideal candidate must live in Wisconsin.

 

Handles and/or directs the handling of litigation claims and settles claims within level of authority.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handles assigned claims involving litigation and settles within authority. Reviews and evaluates claims to determine coverage and appropriate handling, exercising independent judgment and discretion in the decision-making process. Directs or conducts additional investigation. Refers to defense counsel or negotiates settlement of litigation claims when appropriate.
  • Assists counsel in defense of suits. Assists with discovery, attends depositions, directs further investigation and performs related duties. Makes recommendations regarding litigation when appropriate.
  • Reviews assigned claims in consultation with the defense counsel and Claims Examiner when Home Office files are involved. Determines appropriate course of action to resolve claim.
  • Attends arbitration, mediation, trial and other court functions as required. Assists defense counsel by evaluating witnesses and testimony to determine whether a claim should be brought to conclusion prior to verdict.
  • Conducts and/or assists in the training of all claims handlers.
  • Participates in claims litigation audits.
  • Monitors utilization of Outside Counsel Guidelines by defense counsel. Assists in managing litigation expenses and ensures that defense counsel adheres to ERIE's billing guidelines. Maintains "Recommended Attorneys" list and suggests changes or additions based on branch needs.
  • Duties and Responsibilities (cont'd if applicable)

    The first three 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, or equivalent, required. Six to eight years of prior claims handling experience, including litigation activities, or equivalent, required. Associate in Claims (AIC) or SCLA designation preferred. Appropriate license as required by state. Valid driver's license and good driving record required.

    Physical Requirements

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


    Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
    Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee