Sedgwick Surety Claims Advisor in Topeka, Kansas
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Surety Claims Advisor
PRIMARY PURPOSE : To analyze complex or technically difficult surety/surety bond claims; this would include performance/payment/commercial bonds; to provide resolution of highly complex nature and/or severe injury claims; to coordinate case management within Company standards, industry best practices and specific client service requirements; and to manage the total claim costs while providing high levels of customer service.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
Analyzes and processes complex or technically difficult surety bond claims by investigating and gathering information to determine the exposure on the claim; manages claims through well-developed action plans to an appropriate and timely resolution.
Conducts or assigns full investigation, including coordination of field investigations and provides report of investigation pertaining to new events, claims and legal actions.
Negotiates claim settlement up to designated authority level.
Calculates and assigns timely and appropriate reserves to claims; monitors reserve adequacy throughout claim life.
Recommends settlement strategies; brings structured settlement proposals as necessary to maximize settlement.
Coordinates legal defense by assigning attorney, coordinating support for investigation, and reviewing attorney invoices; monitors counsel for compliance with client guidelines.
Uses appropriate cost containment techniques including strategic vendor partnerships to reduce overall claim cost for our clients.
Identifies and investigates for possible fraud, subrogation, contribution, recovery, and case management opportunities to reduce total claim cost.
Represents Company in depositions, mediations, and trial monitoring as needed.
Communicates claim activity and processing with the client; maintains professional client relationships.
Ensures claim files are properly documented and claims coding is correct.
Refers cases as appropriate to supervisor and management.
Delegates work and mentors assigned staff.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supports the organization's quality program(s).
Education & Licensing
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required. JD preferred. Licenses as required. Professional certification as applicable to line of business preferred.
8-10 years of surety claim management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Skills & Knowledge
In-depth knowledge of appropriate surety/coverages and principles and laws for line-of-business handled, recoveries offsets and deductions, claim duration, cost containment principles .
Excellent oral and written communication, including presentation skills
PC literate, including Microsoft Office products
Analytical and interpretive skills
Strong organizational skills
Excellent negotiation skills
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies
When applicable and appropriate, consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.
Mental : Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines
Physical : Computer keyboarding, travel as required
Auditory/Visual : Hearing, vision and talking
NOTE : Credit security clearance, confirmed via a background credit check, is re
quired for this position.
As required by law, Sedgwick provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in jurisdictions requiring pay transparency in job postings. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide range of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and cost of specific location. For the jurisdiction noted in this job posting only, the range of starting pay for this role is $98,000- $110,000 . A comprehensive benefits package is offered including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, 401k and matching, PTO, disability and life insurance, employee assistance, flexible spending or health savings account, and other additional voluntary benefits.
The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description. They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances. Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.
Sedgwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.
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