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NEXT Insurance

Sr. Workers Compensation Manager


Location: Remote


NEXT’s mission is to help entrepreneurs thrive. We’re doing that by building the only technology-led, full-stack provider of small business insurance in the industry, taking on the entire value chain and transforming the customer experience. 


Simply put, wherever you find small businesses, you’ll find NEXT.


Since 2016, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of small business customers across the United States get fast, customized and affordable coverage. We’re backed by industry leaders in insurance and tech, and we still have room to grow — that’s where you come in. 


We are looking for an experienced Sr. Workers’ Compensation Manager. You will join an exceptional and diverse group of experienced claims professionals as you lead the NEXT team responsible for WC claims handling.

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What You’ll Do: 

  • Lead our TPA 
    • We work with a third-party administrator (TPA) for our WC claims. Your primary focus will be to manage their performance for NEXT WC claims, including holding them accountable to defined service level agreements (SLAs) and fostering strong internal coordination around that relationship.
  • Lead the team
    • Our current WC oversight function supports the TPA relationship and will enable our WC leader to deliver SLA measures. You’ll own these and direct report performance to make us better.
  • Drive the present and shape the future of NEXT WC Claims  
    • We see WC as fundamental to our position as a full-stack carrier simplifying seamless insurance for SMB entrepreneurs; continuous evaluation of our claim-handling approach relative to the evolution of the broader NEXT business will be an integral component of this role.  
    • Similarly, we value being relentless and always improving: you will own key stakeholder relationships within NEXT (including essential, C-suite touchpoints) and beyond (think: reinsurers). 
    • The WC portion of the Claims Team will continue to scale with the business and this role will also continually evaluate the service delivery model for WC claims, from the initial TPA model to a potential, future, in-house model. 


What We Need: 

  • A combined 10-15+ years of WC claims handling and direct WC leadership oversight, with at least 5 years of people leadership and demonstrable success driving teams forward
  • Strong technical knowledge of coverage and WC claim-handling procedures across multiple states (a national viewpoint is optimal)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required, as well as strong interpersonal, analytical, investigative, and negotiation skills; we love curiosity!
  • Proven track record of fostering positive change within teams or organizations, with a focus on innovation, autonomy and adaptability.
  • A demonstrated history of ease with numerous technical tools; the ability to learn and shape a combination of proprietary and off-the-shelf tooling (we use everything from G-Suite and Tableau internally to external, TPA-managed reporting platforms; be ready to dive in, self-discover, and drive your own development)
  • Exceptional writing and communication abilities: you’ll tailor your messaging to the stakeholders at hand 
  • An owner: you value accountability and keep to your commitments; you want to build something amazing
  • Bachelor’s degree 


Unstoppable Qualities: 

  • An ongoing commitment to education and professional development, as shown through: a master’s degree; industry-oriented designations, such as: CPCU, PCLS/PCLA, SPPA, AIC2; other credentials
  • Holding an Independent Adjuster (IA) License as needed to handle WC in multiple jurisdictions



The range displayed on this job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including, without limitation, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. NEXT employees are eligible to participate in our equity incentive program and will also receive our benefits package, consisting of our partially subsidized medical plan, fully subsidized vision/dental options, life insurance, disability insurance, 401(k), flexible paid time off, parental leave and more.

US annual base salary range for this full-time position:
$120,000$145,000 USD


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some underrepresented people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At NEXT, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


One of our core values is 'Play as a Team'; this means making sure everyone has an equal chance to participate and make a difference. We win by playing together. Next Insurance is an equal opportunity employer and prioritizes building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants of any type and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job-related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state, and local laws. Next's policy is to comply with all applicable laws related to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Job ID: 5978936003
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Performance Bonus
  • Professional Development

    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program