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Claims Specialist II - Auto Material Damage (remote/hybrid)

Company: Utica National Insurance Group
Location: Woodbury
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Company



At Utica National Insurance Group, over 1,300 employees countrywide take our corporate promise to heart every day: To make people feel secure, appreciated, and respected.



While we had humble beginnings in 1914, today the Utica National Insurance Group is an "A" rated $1.4B award-winning, nationally recognized organization providing personal and commercial property & casualty insurance products and services.



Our Mission is to continually meet the needs of our policyholders, agent/customers and employees resulting in sustainable profitable growth in an increasingly competitive marketplace.



We are proud to sell our products through more than 2,200 independent insurance agents around the country as we have been since 1928. These agents provide their clients with valuable insight and resources. And, as the second-largest insurer of Agents' Errors and Omissions (E&O) business in the United States, we insure many of the agents who work with our policyholders.



Our purpose is to make people feel secure, appreciated, and respected. These Values define the character of our employees. They personify Utica National - describing what it means to "be Utica National" and how we approach doing business. Together, with our agents, we are committed to providing our mutual policyholders with valuable services and products to help them feel secure.



Depending on candidate location, this position does have the ability to be remote or hybrid.



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



* Responsible for delivering best-in-class claims service in an efficient and compassionate manner, and with an uncompromising focus on our customers.

* Perform all the duties and responsibilities of a Claim Specialist I.

* Investigate, evaluate, negotiate and resolve first or third party Property and Casualty claims of a more serious and complex nature than a Claim Specialist I, including commercial lines auto claims.

* Operate more independently and resolve claim files within a higher authority limit.

* Ability to interpret coverage, assess comparative negligence, evaluate damages and negotiate settlements with limited supervisor intervention.

* Handle less complex litigated files. On occasion may be required to attend mediation or trials. Direct defense counsel in the resolution of claim.

* Consult with Supervisor on more complex coverage and technical matters.

* May be required to provide technical support for less experienced Specialists.

* Perform other tasks as assigned.



EDUCATION: Four year degree or equivalent experience preferred. Insurance related coursework helpful.



EXPERIENCE: 2-4 years Insurance claims experience preferred.



LICENSES: Ability to acquire state licenses as required.



Benefits:



We believe strongly that talented people are core to our success and are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages, career advancement and challenging work opportunities. We offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan for full time employees that include the following:



* Medical and Prescription Drug Benefit

* Dental Benefit

* Vision Benefit

* Life Insurance and Disability Benefits

* 401(k) Profit Sharing and Investment Plan (Includes annual Company financial contribution and discretionary Profit Sharing contribution based upon annual company financial results)

* Health Savings Account (HSA)

* Flexible Spending Accounts

* Tuition Assistance, Training, and Professional Designations

* Company-Paid Family Leave

* Adoption/Surrogacy Assistance Benefit

* Voluntary Benefits - Group Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness, Legal, ID Theft Protection, Pet Insurance

* Student Loan Refinancing Services

* Care.com Membership with Back-up Care, Senior Solutions

* Business Travel Accident Insurance

* Matching Gifts program

* Paid Volunteer Day

* Employee Referral Award Program

* Wellness programs



Additional Information:



This position is a full time salaried, exempt (non-overtime eligible) position.



As part of our hiring process, candidates must also pass a comprehensive background check and drug screen, additional screening for credit or MVR may be required for some positions.



Utica National is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Apply now and find out what it's like to be a part of an amazing team, thrive in an exciting environment and work for a company you can be proud of. Once you complete your application, you can monitor your status in the hiring process by logging into your profile. A representative from our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch regarding any change in your candidacy.

Keywords: Utica National Insurance Group, Stamford , Claims Specialist II - Auto Material Damage (remote/hybrid), Other , Woodbury, Connecticut

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