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Nationwide Insurance

Claims Specialist II, Private Client

Reedley, CA

If you’re passionate about helping people protect what matters most to them, as well as innovating and simplifying processes and operations to provide the best customer value, then Nationwide’s Property and Casualty team could be the place for you!

Territory: This is a work-from-home, desk adjuster position. The preferred location/territory of the Associate who steps into this position is the Mountain Standard (MST) and/or Pacific Standard (PST) time zones.

Working Hours: The Associate who steps into this position will be required to work either MST or PST operating hours.

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This individual will handle large loss casualty, bodily injury, liability, and/or homeowners claims for our private client members.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of casualty claims experience.

  • Demonstrated customer service expertise.

  • Ability to juggle multiple competing priorities simultaneously.

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

(Internal use only) Compensation Band: E4

Job Description Summary

Are you poised and ready for an exciting opportunity to resolve unique and challenging insurance claims? Our Private Client team operates as a niche, stand-alone business, supported by the scale and resources of the entire Nationwide enterprise. If you have the maturity, confidence and resourcefulness to provide an outstanding level of service to sophisticated and savvy customers, we want to hear from you!

As a Claims Specialist, you'll investigate claims that may include a combination of casualty, material damage and/or property for personal lines to reach settlements, within limits of authority. This will include responsibility for coverage investigation, liability evaluation, negotiation and settlement resolution. We'll count on you to promote and provide outstanding customer service.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handles all assigned claims promptly and effectively to conclusion, with limited direction and oversight. Makes decisions within delegated authority as outlined in company policies and procedures. Adheres to high standards of professional conduct consistent with the delivery of excellent customer service.

  • Investigates claims by obtaining medical reports, appraisals, estimates of property damage and evaluates bodily injury claims.

  • Coordinates and reviews work performed by independent adjusters.

  • Determines liability by acquiring data from interviews with persons associated with the case, recorded statements and police reports and documents the claim file.

  • Pays claims accurately, based on policy provisions, state mandates and/or fee schedules. Authorizes and/or approves all claim payments within granted authority, which may include litigation expense.

  • Builds and analyzes severe incident reports, reinsurance reports and other information to share with corporate office, claims management and underwriting.

  • Maintains current knowledge of court decisions which may impact the claims function, current principles and practices, material damage techniques and repair technology innovations and policy changes and modifications.

  • Maintains knowledge of other functions within subject area. This may require attending various seminars or training sessions.

  • Opens, closes and adjusts reserves in accordance with company practices designed to ensure reserve adequacy. Recommends special reserves where necessary.

  • Partners with Special Investigations Unit and Recovery to identify fraud and subrogation opportunities. Assists or prepares files for lawsuit, trial, or subrogation (property, material damage, casualty).

  • Prepares/reviews reservation of rights, non-waiver agreements and denials of coverage when appropriate.

  • Delivers an outstanding customer service experience to all internal, external, current and prospective customers.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Claims Manager.

Typical Education and Experience:

Education: Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience preferred.

License/Certification/Designation: State licensing where required.

Experience: Three to five years of related experience in customer service and/or claims handling. Multi-line subject area experience preferred.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Knowledge: General knowledge of customer service principles. Demonstrated knowledge of claims handling and claims best practices. General knowledge of insurance theory and practices, insurance contracts and their application, and estimating. Familiarity with automated claims systems. Participation in technical insurance or industry coursework preferred, e.g. Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), ICAR, ASE).

Skills/Competencies: Proven ability to meet customer needs and provide exemplary service by informing customers of the claims process and ensuring a positive customer experience. Analytical skills to make decisions/resolve conflicts such as application of coverages to submitted claims, application of laws of jurisdiction to investigation facts, application of policy exclusions and exceptions. Organizational skills to effectively prioritize work. Command of written/verbal communication skills for contact and/or negotiations with policyholders, claimants, repair persons, attorneys, physicians, agents, and the public in general. Ability to efficiently operate personal computer and software for claims-related and other business applications.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and HR Business Partner.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions:

Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Must be available to work catastrophes (CAT) requiring travel to CAT sites with multiple on-site responsibilities and/or for extended periods of time. Must be willing to work irregular hours and to travel with possible overnight requirements as the need arises.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

Credit/Background Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities within this job, a valid credit check and/or background check will be required as part of the selection process.


Attention Colorado applicants, the pay range for this position is:

$57,000.00 - $87,750.00

Job ID: b244fd812def4412790e0f18c2d4fef563aa0bab04487c9f74ffd400a13f5bdf
Employment Type: Other