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Inside Auto Appraiser

Company: The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Location: Naperville
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Who Are We?

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That's the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

Job Category

Claim

Compensation Overview

The annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.

Salary Range
$56,300.00 - $92,900.00

Target Openings

1

What Is the Opportunity?

Under direct supervision, this position has responsibility for reviewing estimates, negotiating, and evaluating 1st and 3rd party auto physical damage claims, including both personal and business insurance claims. The claim types will be predominately basic and some moderate physical damage coverages as it relates to damage assessment. This includes collision, property damage related to autos, rental and towing and some comprehensive; typically excludes fire, theft, flood, lightning, diminished value claims and any claims that involve injuries. The actual resolution and settlement of these claims will be the responsibility of the Auto Claim Professional. This position also has responsibility for complete claim handling (i.e. first notice of loss through resolution/settlement and payment process) on claims that meet specific criteria as defined by Auto Product guidelines. This subset of claims makes up approximately 15-20% of the total workload volume. This position will serve as a technical resource for inside auto claim staff and will provide advice and direction to claim professionals on claim damages to achieve optimal outcomes. This job does not lead others. As part of the hiring process, this position requires the completion of an online pre-employment assessment. Further information regarding the assessment including an accommodation process, if needed, will be provided at such time as your candidacy is deemed appropriate for further consideration.

Travelers offers a hybrid work location model that is designed to support flexibility. #LI-Hybrid
What Will You Do?

  • Delivers consistent service quality throughout the claim life cycle, including but not limited to prompt contact, explaining the process, setting expectations, on-going effective communication, and follow- through and meeting commitments to achieve optimal outcome on every file.
  • Reviews physical damage documents for appropriateness and any loss economic opportunities.
  • Negotiates with repair facilities on revisions to physical damage documents.
  • Prepares and documents accurate vehicle / equipment damage appraisals, Actual Cash and Replacement values according to applicable regulatory and corporate guidelines.
  • Electronically audits vehicle estimates utilizing technical expertise and information gathered to accurately determine physical damage claim value using company recognized resources, estimating and evaluation software.
  • Partners with the assigned Claim Professional throughout the life of the claim. Partners from initial investigation through final recovery to ensure appropriate claim resolution and pursuit of alternative recovery sources (e.g. Subrogation, SIU, etc.).
  • Effectively manages work assignments and track financial changes.
  • In order to perform the essential functions of this job, acquisition and maintenance of Insurance License(s) may be required to comply with state and Travelers requirements. Generally, license(s) must be obtained within three months of starting the job and obtain ongoing continuing education credits as mandated.
  • This position will require participation in our Catastrophe Response Program which could include deployment away for a minimum of 16 days which includes 2 travel days to assist our customers in other states.
  • This position may be required to perform the duties of an Outside Field Appraiser within an assigned outside territory on a temporary basis, as needed. This includes driving to perform physical vehicle inspections.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?
    • Prior experience with insurance carrier a plus.
    • Strong technical background including extensive knowledge of auto repair and repair techniques, including thorough understanding of auto terminology and construction.
    • Valid Driver's License
    • Thorough knowledge of claims appraisal systems and overall claim operations, Windows proficiency, including Excel and Word.
    • Strong mathematical and negotiation skills
    • Demonstrated ownership attitude and customer centric response to all assigned tasks.
    • Strong teamwork skills
    • Ability to remain current on jurisdictional laws and regulations, and communicating compliance requirements to other claim staff as appropriate.
    • Commitment to continuous education.
    • Competency Levels:
    • Basic Analytical Thinking
    • Basic Judgment/Decision Making
    • Basic Communication
    • Intermediate Negotiation
    • Basic Insurance Contract Knowledge
    • Basic Principles of Investigation
    • Basic Value Determination
    • Basic Settlement Techniques
    • Intermediate Auto Technical
      What is a Must Have?
      • High School Degree or GED required.
      • A minimum of one year experience estimating auto damage required or successful completion of the Appraiser trainee program.
        What Is in It for You?
        • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members - including spouses, domestic partners, and children - are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
        • Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.
        • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.
        • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you're eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.
        • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.
          Employment Practices

          Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

          If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.

          Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

          To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/.

Keywords: The Travelers Companies, Inc., Naperville , Inside Auto Appraiser, Other , Naperville, Illinois

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