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Inside Property Claim Representative - Richmond VA

Richmond, Virginia

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.

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

$49,800.00 - $82,200.00

Target Openings

1

What Is the Opportunity?

Under moderate supervision, this position is responsible for the handling of first party property claims including: investigating, evaluating, estimating and negotiating to ensure optimal claim resolution for personal or business property claims of moderate severity and complexity. Claims may also involve low severity building damage with some personal property and business personal property related to a wide variety of causes of loss. Claims can involve higher exposure depending on loss type and nature of the damaged property. Provides quality claim handling throughout the claim life cycle (customer contacts, coverage, investigation, evaluation, reserving, negotiation and resolution) including maintaining full compliance with internal and external quality standards and state specific regulations.

Travelers offers a hybrid work location model that is designed to support flexibility. #LI-Hybrid

What Will You Do?

  • Handles 1st party property claims of moderate severity and complexity as assigned.
  • Establishes accurate scope of damages for building and contents losses and utilizes as a basis for written estimates and/or computer assisted estimates.
  • Broad scale use of innovative technologies.
  • Investigates and evaluates all relevant facts to determine coverage (including but not limited to analyzing leases, contracts, by-laws and other relevant documents which may have an impact), damages, business interruption calculations and liability of first party property claims under a variety of policies. Secures recorded or written statements as appropriate.
  • Establishes timely and accurate claim and expense reserves.
  • Determines appropriate settlement amount based on independent judgment, computer assisted building and/or contents estimate, estimation of actual cash value and replacement value, contractor estimate validation, appraisals, application of applicable limits and deductibles and work product of Independent Adjusters.
  • Negotiates and conveys claim settlements within authority limits.
  • Writes denial letters, Reservation of Rights and other complex correspondence.
  • Properly assesses extent of damages and manages damages through proper usage of cost evaluation tools.
  • Meets all quality standards and expectations in accordance with the Knowledge Guides.
  • Maintains diary system, capturing all required data and documents claim file activities in accordance with established procedures.
  • Manages file inventory to ensure timely resolution of cases.
  • Handles files in compliance with state regulations, where applicable.
  • Provides excellent customer service to meet the needs of the insured, agent and all other internal and external customers/business partners.
  • Recognizes when to refer claims to Travelers Special Investigations Unit and/or Subrogation Unit.
  • Identifies and refers claims with Major Case Unit exposure to the manager.
  • Performs administrative functions such as expense accounts, time off reporting, etc. as required.
  • Provides multi-line assistance in response to workforce management needs; including but not limited to claim handling for Auto, Workers Compensation, General Liability and other areas of the business as needed.
  • May provides mentoring and coaching to less experienced claim professionals.
  • May attend depositions, mediations, arbitrations, pre-trials, trials and all other legal proceedings, as needed.
  • Must secure and maintain company credit card required.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

  • Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • 2+ years previous inside property claim handling experience preferred.
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills - Advanced
  • Organizational and time management skills - Intermediate
  • Ability to work independently - Intermediate
  • Judgment, analytical and decision making skills - Intermediate
  • Negotiation skills- Intermediate
  • Written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to convey and receive information effectively - Intermediate
  • Investigative skills - Intermediate
  • Ability to analyze and determine coverage - Intermediate
  • Analyze, and evaluate damages - Intermediate
  • Resolve claims within settlement authority - Intermediate

What is a Must Have?

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • A minimum of one year previous inside property claim handling experience or successful completion of Travelers Inside Claim Representative training program required.

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/.


About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.