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Environmental Claims Adjuster

argo83 · 18 days ago
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Argo Group is a leader in specialty insurance with a vibrant culture built on respect, equality, wellness and opportunity. We’re an innovative organization that’s small enough to be agile and big enough to make a difference in our industry.  

Our flexible workplace is continuously evolving to ensure all employees feel: 

  • Comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. 
  • Confident that they will be treated respectfully. 
  • Recognized for their performance and provided with equal opportunities to succeed. 

At Argo, skill meets opportunity. If you’re wired to raise your hand and ask, “Where can I help?”, you’ll thrive with us. 

A Brief Overview

 

This role will be office based at least three days per week in either Chicago, IL, New York City, Omaha, NE, Richmond, VA, Rockwood, PA, or San Antonio, TX. The position reports to a manager based in New York City and is focused on adjudicating first and third party commercial environmental claims and contributing to providing superb results for our clients.

 

How You Will Make an Impact:
  • Working under technical direction and within significant limits and authority, adjudicate environmental claims of higher technical complexity with a direct impact on departmental results.
  • Resolving issues that are generalized and typically not complex, but require understanding of a broader set of issues.
  • Reporting to claims management and underwriters on claims trends and developments.
  • Investigating claims promptly and thoroughly
  • Analyzing claims forms, policies and endorsements, client instructions, and other records to determine whether the loss falls within the policy coverage.
  • Investigating claims promptly and thoroughly, including interviewing all involved parties.
  • Managing claims in litigation
  • Managing diary timely and complete tasks to ensure that cases move to the best financial outcome and timely resolution.
  • Creates and reviews reserves in line with market and Argo's reserving policy
  • Identifying, assigning, and coordinating the assignment and coordination of expertise resources to assist in case resolution.
  • Preparing reports for file documentation
  • Applying creative solutions which result in the best financial outcome.
  • Settles straightforward claims in line with authority limits and adheres to organizational referral procedures
  • Negotiates in a timely and effective manner to provide cost effective solutions for the company and its customers within own limits using a range of negotiation styles.
  • Processing mail and prioritizing workload.
  • Completing telephone calls and written correspondence to/from various parties (insured, claimant, etc.).
  • Having an appreciation and passion for strong claim management.

 

What We Need:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required.  Two or more insurance designations or four additional years of related experience adjudicating environmental claims beyond the minimum experience required above may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • A practical knowledge of commercial claims typically achieved through a minimum of two years' experience adjudicating first and third party commercial environmental claims.
  • Must have good business acumen (i.e. understand how an insurance company works and makes money, including how this role impacts both Argo Group and our customers’ ability to be profitable).
  • Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance. This role primarily faces problems and issues that generalized and typically not complex, but require an understanding of a broader set of issues. 
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to build lasting relationships.
  • Exhibit natural and intellectual curiosity in order to consistently explore and consider all options and is not governed by conventional thinking.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent evaluation and strategic skills required.
  • Strong claim negotiation skills a must. Ability to take proactive and pragmatic approach to negotiation.
  • Must possess a strong customer focus.
  • Effective time management skills and ability to prioritize workload while handling multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of mechanisms available for resolving claims settlement disputes (e.g. arbitration and mediation) and when these are used.
  • Ability to articulate the financial value of your work at multiple responsibility levels inside our clients’ business which may include CEO.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to exercise sound judgment working under technical direction.
  • Demonstrates inner strength.  Has the courage to do the right thing and demonstrates it on a daily basis.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and other business-related software.
  • Uses listening and questioning techniques to effectively gather information from insureds and claimants
  • Polished and professional written and verbal communication skills. Presents information clearly, concisely, and accurately.
  • Ability to effectively network, build and maintain relationships, and establish appropriate visibility with business partner
  • The ability to read and write English fluently is required.
  • Must demonstrate a desire for continued professional development through continuing education and self-development opportunities.
  • Licensed Claims Examiner (Based on state) Must be licensed or have ability to quickly obtain a license in each jurisdiction requiring a license to adjudicate first party claims. within 120 Days
 
Physical Demands
Unless otherwise specified below as an essential function of the job, this role generally operates within a standard office environment (on-site, remote or hybrid); requiring the use of a PC and other related office equipment.
 

PLEASE NOTE:  At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400. 

To all recruitment agencies:  Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees.   Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. is an underwriter of specialty insurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of businesses. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brookfield Reinsurance Ltd. Argo and its insurance subsidiaries are rated ‛A-’ by Standard and Poor’s. Argo’s insurance subsidiaries are rated ‛A-’ by A.M. Best. More information about Argo is available at www.argogroup.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

The collection of your personal information is subject to our HR Privacy Notice

Our Benefits

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization.
Argo Group offers an attractive Total Rewards package that includes:

  • A culture that recognizes performance and empowers employees to excel, offering competitive compensation and merit driven profit sharing.

  • Flexible workplace policies that support employee well-being include compressed hours, flex-time, job-sharing, remote work, sabbatical leave, holiday and summer hours.

  • Comprehensive health, wellness, and financial planning options that employees can tailor to meet their personal and family needs.  In addition to traditional health and wellness plans, benefits include dental, disability, life insurance, medical, and vision insurance, matching 401(k) retirement savings, generous paid time off (21 days of PTO, 11 paid company holidays, 3 floating holidays and a paid voluntary day), paid caregiver and parental leave, paid bereavement, jury duty/court appearances, and military (up to 14 days) leave, employee assistance program (EAP), and an array of voluntary benefits.  

  • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that offers continuous learning and professional development – Training magazine lists Argo among the Training "Top 125" Companies.   Argo encourages career mobility and continuing education to pursue and maintain professional and industry designations, in addition to traditional university and higher education programs.

  • An inclusive culture that develops and sponsors diverse teams, encourages cross-functional engagement and collaboration, builds community through employee resource groups (ERGs), and provides an environment that welcomes ongoing dialogue, creative innovation, professional and personal development.

  • Active community outreach and volunteer programs.

  • A generous Employee Referral program that results in approximately 25% of all new hires annually.

Last updated on Jun 6, 2024

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