AU- Branch Manager/Senior External Claims Adjuster
Responsible for the operations of the office, the Branch Manager is expected to contribute to the growth of the office operations by providing service to current clients, building relationships and undertaking marketing activities to grow the client base whilst monitoring profitability of the branch. Resolve large and complex losses by investigating damages, negotiating adjustment of losses with corporate management, brokerage personnel, lawyers, accountants or public adjusters while maintaining high production levels, compliance with Key Performance Indicators and marketing as required. Reports to: Regional Manager/State Manager Direct reports: Administration Assistants, Receptionist, Internal Claims Adjusters, External Claims Adjusters Examine claims forms, policies and endorsements, client instructions and other records to determine coverage.
Investigate claims by interviewing claimants and witnesses, obtaining official reports, by inspecting physical damage, by comparing claim information with evidence. Set loss reserves and update when changes in circumstances become apparent. Prepare reports by collecting and summarising information required by client, local, state and federal government and by Crawford & Company in line with Service Level Agreements.
Settle claims after determining insurance carrierâ€™s liability, clientâ€™s instructions, and authority levels required by obtaining demands and making offers to claimants, issuing settlement checks, making filings with regulatory agencies, disposing of salvage & pursuing subrogation when appropriate. Control claim costs. Maintain expected case load.
Recommend litigation when appropriate. Present evidence at legal proceedings producing reports and other documents as evidence. Maintain company reputation and insurance product integrity by complying with federal and state regulations and service standards.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge through continuing education. Conduct business development by calling on local businesses to solicit new business or maintain existing business. Assist less experienced adjusters with claims handling.
Meet client expectations in a timely manner Effectively deal with service/product replacement providers Maintain client service standards/KPIâ€™s Meet Crawford and client compliance requirements Customer Focus: Focus on understanding and meeting the customer's needs. Involves actively seeking information to understand internal and external customersâ€™ circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs Organisational/Time Management: Effectively prioritises work and meets deadlines. Involves allocating time and resources efficiently and effectively; managing multiple assignments or tasks effectively.
Quality: Consistently produces high quality work. Involves professional presentation of documents, with high level of accuracy. Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Communicates clearly and professionally with both internal and ex....