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What part will you play? If you’re looking for a place where you can make a meaningful difference, you’ve found it. The work we do at Markel gives people the confidence to move forward and seize opportunities, and you’ll find your fit amongst our global community of optimists and problem-solvers. We’re always pushing each other to go further because we believe that when we realize our potential, we can help others reach theirs.
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This position will be responsible for the resolution of moderate to high complexity and moderate to high exposure Farm/Agriculture/Equine claims which can be subject to disputes that must be resolved in mediation or litigation. The primary purpose of this job is to handle claims from coverage enquiry through legal liability assessment (where relevant) and quantum analysis, to timely and accurate resolution; ensuring mitigation of indemnity and expense exposure while communicating developments and outcomes as necessary to all internal and external stakeholders. The position will have increased responsibility for decision making within their authority and work with minimal oversight and will provide training and be a technical referral point for other team members.Responsibilities
Analyzes coverage and communicates coverage positions
Conducts, coordinates, and directs investigation into loss facts and extent of damages
Confirms coverage of claims by reviewing policies and documents submitted in support of claims
Contributes to maintenance of claims guidelines and standard process procedures
Coordinates loss information for business partners and presents information during meetings with underwriters and/or insureds when applicable
Delivers technical training to colleagues and external contacts as appropriate
Directs and monitors assignments to experts and outside counsel, ensures effective vendor and litigation management on moderate to high complexity claims including demonstrable savings
Evaluates information on coverage, liability, and damages to determine the extent of insured's exposure
Negotiates and settles claims typically in litigation either directly or indirectly
Participates in special projects or assists other team members as requested
Prepare coverage position letters on matters typically in litigation without assistance of outside coverage counsel.
Prepares reports by collecting and summarizing information
Present at roundtables to senior claims leaders and underwriters on cases going to trial
Provides timely service throughout the life cycle of the claim by meeting all service level agreements, initiating timely contact to all appropriate parties, and responding to incoming inquiries according to company policy and procedures.
Sets reserves within authority or makes claim recommendations concerning reserve changes to manager
Travel to mediations, trials, and conferences as required
Uses acceptable investigation claims handling and settlement techniques that achieve cost effective and timely closure results by obtaining, reviewing and analyzing documentation, policy provisions and other records.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum of 2-3 years of claims experience in Farm, Equine, Agriculture, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge of insurance industry or claims handling preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Strong organization and time management skills
Ability to deliver outstanding customer service
Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Word)
Ability to work in a team environment
Desire for self-development and continuing education
Strong desire for continuous improvement
Who we are:Markel Group (NYSE – MKL) a fortune 500 company with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, specialist advisory and investment operations around the world.We’re all about people | We win together | We strive for betterWe enjoy the everyday | We think furtherWhat’s in it for you:In keeping with the values of the Markel Style, we strive to support our employees in living their lives to the fullest at home and at work.
We offer competitive benefit programs that help meet our diverse and changing environment as well as support our employees’ needs at all stages of life.
All full-time employees have the option to select from multiple health, dental and vision insurance plan options and optional life, disability, and AD&D insurance.
We also offer a 401(k) with employer match contributions, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, PTO, corporate holidays and floating holidays, parental leave.
Markel offers hybrid working schedules of 3 days in the office and 2 days remote.
Are you ready to play your part?Choose ‘Apply Now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.The base salary offered for the successful candidate will be based on compensable factors such as job-relevant education, job-relevant experience, training, demonstrated competencies, geographic location, and other factors. The base salary range for the Sr. Claims Specialist position is $90k - $120k/year with a 25% bonus potential.Caution: Employment scamsMarkel is aware of employment-related scams where scammers will impersonate recruiters by sending fake job offers to those actively seeking employment in order to steal personal information. Frequently, the scammer will reach out to individuals who have posted their resume online. These "job offers" include convincing offer letters and frequently ask for confidential personal information. Therefore, for your safety, please note that:
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