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Claims Specialist

Company: Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
Location: Lakeland
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Job Description:

The Florida Annual Conference is the administrative and programmatic association providing support more than 600 United Methodist Congregations. The Conference stretches more than 700 miles from just west of Tallahassee to the Florida Keys. We are looking for a Claims Specialist in our Department for Ministry Protection, commonly known as Risk Management. This department is responsible for procuring comprehensive property, casualty, workers compensation and vehicle insurance coverage for all churches and affiliated ministries in the Florida Conference, facilitating the payment of claims, as well as providing risk management and safety consulting.
Position Summary: This position administers insurance claims for a self-insured, multi-line insurance program for workers' compensation, commercial property and casualty losses.
Essential Job Functions (Duties and Responsibilities):Monitoring all claims from inception to resolution; to include monitoring the activities of our Third Party AdministratorAnalyzing liability and damages in connection with claims made against our insureds and maintaining appropriate documentationAnalyzing insurance coverage issues and drafting coverage position lettersMonitoring outside counsel in the defense of our insureds in an effort to effectively resolve claimsEvaluating full diary of pending matters in connection with the posting and maintaining of accurate reservesDeveloping and maintaining relationships with insureds, brokers, vendors, and outside counsel to include oversight of and direction for the Conference's Third Party AdministratorsCollaborating with and providing support and information to underwriters in connection with their evaluation of risk within the risk management program
Required Education/Training & Experience:A bachelor's degree or equivalent industry experience requiredStrong negotiation and analytical skills with 3 to 5 years' experience handling workers' compensation, general liability, and property claims for an insurer or large employerKnowledge of contract language, including regulatory and policy differences, legal liability, general insurance policy coverage and State Tort law. Working knowledge of claims investigation techniques, medical and legal aspects of claims. Effective communication skills to explain the facts and logic used to arrive at decisions in a way that the customer understands.Written skills to compose clear, succinct descriptions when posting to files and drafting correspondence.Capacity to multi-task in a structured work environment.Demonstrated ability to work on a team, effectively interact with others, meet deadlines and successfully perform in a changing work environment
Other Functions:Maintaining a "service" relationship with other departments, vendors, associates and customersAttending mediationsPublic speaking at training and special eventsOther duties as assignedWorking knowledge of The United Methodist Church is helpful.
Working Conditions: Full-time exempt employee. Spends 75% or more time sitting. Must be able to stand and walk and lift (up to 20 lbs). Some travel will be required. Supervises: NoneSupervised by: Department Director
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to

Keywords: Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church, Lakeland , Claims Specialist, Other , Lakeland, Florida

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