Direct Claims Senior Consultant- Financial Shared Services
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Allstate Insurance Company has an exceptional career opportunity for a Direct Claims Senior Consultant- Financial Shared Services in Northbrook , IL!
The Senior Consultant is responsible for interpreting, analyzing, evaluating and managing complex claims that alleges bodily injury and property damage relative to environmental, mass tort and other types of claims handled by Direct Claims.
. Key Responsibilities
Supports the team, department and division goals and exhibits
Responsible for exhibiting and demonstrating characteristics in the Critical Success Factors for non-managers.
Claims may involve significant exposure and complex issues (including Declaratory Judgments)
Establishes reserves within assigned authority level and excess of authority levels with management approval
Understands and applies relevant provisions of CGL, umbrella and excess policies
Reviews applicable policy language and determines coverage based upon the facts of the claim, policy language and relevant case law.
Organizes case data, liability and exposure issues and develops cohesive litigation/settlement strategy.
Performs an independent analysis of counsels recommendations and challenges counsel’s proposed strategy, if appropriate
Work product is completed accurately; reports are appropriately detailed and thorough; claim files are set up properly: diary is kept current
Routinely and effectively manages caseload: work is done in established timeframe
Stays current on case law and significant developments in the insurance industry and applies such knowledge to the day to day claims handling.
May work independently but still requires day to day supervision from management
Analytical ability to interpret and making recommendations concerning claims, litigation and procedures with sufficient creativity/initiative to produce solutions.
Ability to negotiate complex matters with some management involvement
Manages activities of vendors including attorneys and consultants
Coordinate or head projects as assigned by management
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 5 + years related experience handling complex claims under primary and excess coverage
- Commercial claim experience involving asbestos, environmental, and/or other mass tort and latent exposures is especially desirable
- Strong understanding of CGL, umbrella and excess policies
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office: Intermediate – Excel, Word, Outlook. Basic-PowerPoint
- Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to effectively collaborate with others at all organizational levels as well as outside counsel and other parties
- Good organizational and project management skills in order to handle multiple concurrent assignments in a timely manner
- Strong problem solving / analytical skills and decision making skills with the ability to interpret and making recommendations concerning claims, litigation and procedures with sufficient creativity/initiative to produce solutions.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- General knowledge and ongoing learning of applicable statutes and case law
- Negotiation experience
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.
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