Auto Field Claims Specialist - Columbus, OH
Safeco Insurance - Columbus, OH

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Advance your career at Liberty Mutual - A Fortune 100 Company!

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a claims team with a responsible company that has consistently outpaced the industry in year over year growth? Liberty Mutual has an excellent claims opportunity available.

As an Auto Claims Specialist, you will help people resolve problems and live safer more secure lives. You will get the opportunity to use your investigative and negotiation skills in a fast paced environment while protecting the assets of the company. This position concentrates on field investigations for the assigned cases. In addition to a wide range of benefits, as an employee, your insurance education and training are paid by Liberty Mutual.

Prepares or reviews itemized appraisals indicating costs of parts, materials, and labor hours necessary to restore damaged vehicles to their pre-damage condition, using multiple software systems.

Provides claims team with expert advice on vehicle repair, parts costs, garage expertise, and opinions on whether specific damage is related to a particular accident. May make recommendations regarding coverage of damage.

Effectively utilizes job assignment software to manage daily work assignment

Determines when a damaged vehicle is categorized as a total loss and makes appropriate changes to systems to involve the appropriate claims staff.

Alerts underwriting, marketing and/or risk management regarding questionable risks encountered to ensure that potential hazards are clearly documented.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Field staff may drive to multiple locations and must maintain a valid driver's license in addition to meeting all requirements of a company car custodian.

BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience in the insurance industry or a body shop.

Completion of Technical School Training or two years related experience required.

Some experience in claims adjustment, general insurance or formal claims training.

May be required to be licensed in states serviced.

Pursuing continuing education courses leading to industry certifications (e.g., I-CAR, SCLA, IIA, CPCU). ASE Certification preferred

General knowledge of claims investigation techniques and legal aspects of claims.

Career advancement through our promote from within philosophy

Outstanding benefits including 401K (company match) and company paid pension plan

We recognize that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages and outstanding advancement opportunities. For this reason we offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan that includes the following: 401K and retirement plan, Accidental death & dismemberment insurance, Credit Union membership, Dental coverage, Dependent life insurance, Disability insurance, Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance, Employee life insurance, Long-term care insurance, Medical coverage, Paid time-off, Pay-for-Performance, Reimbursement accounts, Tuition reimbursement, Vision care coverage, and Work/Life resources.

We believe strongly that commercial success can be achieved in a manner consistent with principles and ideals that bind us together as one company, that set us apart from our competitors, and that in the end will allow us to say we have succeeded commercially by doing the right thing the right way.

We believe that the Company's success is inextricably linked to our employees' satisfaction and success: satisfaction that they work for an industry leader committed to improving safety, satisfaction that they work for a company that does the right thing, and satisfaction that the company will reward them for their contributions and provide opportunities for personal growth and success.

We believe our employees take pride in knowing that they help people live safer more secure lives everyday.

Responsibility. What's your policy?

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