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Kforce has a client in search of a Claims Adjuster in Chatsworth, California (CA). The main function of a Claims Adjuster is to investigate, analyze, and determine the extent of insurance company's liability to determine how much compensation is needed/required.Essential Job Functions:
Analyze first reports to determine nature of loss, coverage provided, and scope of damage; promptly contact insureds; Inspect and document damage, Meet with insured or their representative, promptly and properly develop the file to provide accurate and timely investigation and loss analysis
Maintain an active diary; monitor diary to achieve timely development of file and timely disposition of the claim
Recognize and pursue recovery where possible; adhere to all statutory regulations and unfair claim practices act
Effectively communicate with all internal and external customers, travel outside territory to assist other offices with catastrophic events; and directly handle mold claims
Under limited supervision, receives assignments and reviews claim and policy information to provide background for investigation and may determine the extent of the policy's obligation to the insured depending on the line of business
Contacts, interviews and obtains statements (recorded or in person) from insureds, claimants, witnesses, physicians, attorneys, police officers, etc. to secure necessary claim information
Depending on line of business may inspect and appraise damage for property losses or arranges for such appraisal
Evaluates facts supplied by investigation to determine extent of liability of the insured, if any, and extend of the company's obligation to the insured under the policy contract
Prepares reports on investigation, settlements, denials of claims, individual evaluation of involved parties etc
Sets reserves within authority limits and recommends reserve changes to Team Leader
High School diploma or Bachelor's degree
10 years of experience required
5 or more years of experience handling workers' compensation claims as evidenced by career progression within the company or similar organization
Knowledge of insurance contracts, investigative techniques, legal requirements and regulations; Ability to work with a wide spectrum of people
Strong knowledge of the company's products, services, coverage's and policy limits, along with a solid understanding of claims best practices
Commanding knowledge of applicable state and local laws related to line of business handled
Knowledge of current construction methods and costs
Authoritative technical knowledge of claims handling and claims terminologies
Superior negotiation skills
Superior customer service skills
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to be capable of dealing with claimants, customers, insureds, brokers, attorneys etc in a positive manner concerning losses
Strong analytical and negotiation skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Customer service orientation
Ability to develop and maintain strong business relationships with internal and external customers
Ability to write estimates, use estimating software, and complete a dwelling and/or commercial building valuation
Ability to work independently with limited direction from a Team Leader
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Compensation Type: Hours

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