Inside Claims Property Litigation Analyst

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Job Description

Allstate Insurance Company has an exceptional career opportunity for an Experienced Inside Claims Property Litigation Analyst in Northbrook, IL.

About the position:

Under limited supervision, this job is responsible for investigating, negotiating and settling complex and specialized property insurance claims such as appraisal, attorney represented, and litigation. This individual often handles losses that do not require an outside adjuster’s inspection and works with attorneys to effect settlement of litigated files. This individual reviews the insurance policy, reviews reports and photos, evaluates damages, determines loss coverage and authorizes payments. This individual will also be responsible for scheduling, managing and participating in formal and informal mediations to effect settlements of claims. This individual delivers compassionate service that is fast, fair and easy to ensure customer retention. The individual provides work guidance and direction to less senior employees and may provide mentoring and coaching to the team.

Key Responsibilities:

Customer Service

  • Makes and maintains a connection with the customer by understanding and meeting their needs; serves the customer with empathy; and follows up to ensure that customer needs have been met

File Documentation and Reporting

  • Summarizes documents and enters into claim system notes
  • Documents a claim file with notes, evaluations and decision making process

Coverage, Liability and Evaluation

  • Acts as a resource to MCO on complex and occasionally highly complex claim/coverage matters and high severity claims
  • Completes errors and omissions coverage investigation
  • Reviews files and makes recommendations to refer files to Home Office for escalation

Damage Estimating

  • Prepares damage estimate
  • Selects estimate for review/reinspection
  • Conducts fast track estimating
  • Handles ALE (additional living expense) claims as needed
  • Handles contents inventories and contents pricing analysis and prepares claims reports
  • Handles claims that include Public Adjuster and attorney involvement
  • Adheres to applicable compliance standards

Litigation (when applicable)

  • Refers, receives and reviews legal opinion on exposure on files
  • Manages complex and occasionally highly complex claim files in litigation, including managing cases in mediation or arbitration (non-subrogation), negotiating out-of-court settlements on files in litigation, and reviewing defense attorney letters, litigation plans and strategy
  • Manages claim file legal expense
  • Assists in researching or responding to or resolving complex and occasionally highly complex compliance issues

Other Projects and Responsibilities

  • May participate in one or more complex special assignments
  • Conducts subrogation investigations
  • May serve as a team lead
  • May lead roundtable and/or calibration discussions

Job Qualifications

Ideal Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of property property claims handling experience
  • Prior catastrophe claims handling experience preferred
  • Bachelors degree in related field preferred or equivalent experience
  • Ability to interact effectively, and coach others on interacting effectively, with internal or external customers and act with empathy
  • Applies advanced knowledge of insurance policy, coverage, and regulation
  • Applies advanced knowledge of claim processes, policies, procedures, claim systems, coverage, liability, damage estimating, and/or settlement, and adherence to applicable legal compliance standards
  • Applies advanced industry knowledge to discipline practices, including best practices, to support the business unit
  • Applies advanced negotiation and/or arbitration skills
  • Applies advanced conflict management and problem resolution skills in managing internal and external customer relationships
  • Ability to investigate, evaluate, negotiate and settle complex and occasionally highly complex claims
  • Provides advanced individual decision making within authority limits
  • Has and maintains all appropriate licenses and registrations for the role per state requirements

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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