Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Ins Co

  • Associate Claim Adjuster

    Job Locations US-KY-Jackson
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/2/2018 8:27 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1238
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Claims
  • Overview

    The associate claim adjuster will complete required training and education activities in preparation for a career as a claim professional; provide assistance in accordance with supervisor instructions; and assume increasing responsibility in the handling of claims.

     

    *This position can also be filled by an experienced claims professional at the non-associate level.*

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Satisfactorily complete Uniform Training Program.
    • Satisfactorily complete the required Southern Farm Bureau Tech courses.
    • Satisfactorily complete the required Kentucky Farm Bureau sponsored courses.
    • Review loss reports, and confirm coverages as instructed.
    • Conduct prompt and thorough investigations of losses.
    • Promptly evaluate and resolve claims through settlement or denial.
    • Visit agency offices, as instructed.
    • Actively pursue salvage and subrogation recovery.
    • Maintain claim files and update as needed.
    • Report claims as required by claim manual or by supervisory personnel.
    • Maintain adequate reserves.
    • Document claim files to support actions taken.
    • Maintain current knowledge of policy contracts, court decisions, and industry trends.
    • Handle claims in compliance with statutes, regulations, and case law.
    • Complete assignments.
    • Maintain ability to function as an adjuster trainee.
    • Serve as a catastrophe team member or assist in other claim offices or locations as required.
    • Regular, predictable attendance as employee has to physically be in the office.
    • This list of essential functions is non-exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Assist and cooperate with Kentucky Farm Bureau and Agency Personnel.
    • Promptly report complaints and respond, as directed.
    • Report immediately receipt of all summonses to supervisor.
    • Report incorrectly rated policies or poor risks to supervisor.
    • Review claim inventory reports, make needed adjustments immediately, and provide initialed copy to district claim manager on a monthly basis.
    • Submit timely and accurate expense reports to district claim manager.
    • Attend and participate in company claim meetings and seminars.
    • Maintain and properly use company facilities, equipment, supplies, and vehicles.
    • Follow company guidelines related to personal use of company vehicles.

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS

    • Physical demands: Climbing; Driving an automobile or similar vehicle; Mobility; Normal vision/hearing (with or without correction); Sitting; Speaking.
    • Mental demands: Analytic reasoning; Prolonged concentration.
    • Environmental factors: Outdoor conditions; Standard office lighting, temperature and noise; On site inspections of damaged property, such roofs of buildings.
    • Equipment: Automobile or similar vehicle; Camera; Cassette recorders; Personal computers; Telephone systems; Ladder.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree or other equivalent claims experience to acquire knowledge and skills generally equivalent to those possessed by a four year college graduate.
    • Obtain the Commonwealth of Kentucky Independent Adjuster License within six months    of employment.
    • Ability to interpret policy contracts and legal documents.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to make timely decisions.
    • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
    • Good negotiation and public relations skills.

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