Construction Technical Specialist, Specialty Liability Outside
Company: The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Posted on: November 26, 2022
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.
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.
$75,900.00 - $125,300.00
What Is the Opportunity?
Under general supervision, the position is responsible for
investigating, evaluating, reserving, negotiating and resolving
assigned Specialty Liability related Bodily Injury and Property
Damage claims. Provides quality claim handling throughout the claim
life cycle (customer contacts, coverage, investigation, evaluation,
reserving, litigation management, negotiation and resolution)
including maintaining full compliance with internal and external
quality standards and state specific regulations. Provides
consulting and training resources, and serves as a contact and
technical resource to the field and our business partners.
What Will You Do?
Directly handles assigned claims.
Provides quality customer service and ensures file quality and
timely coverage analysis and communication with insured based on
application of policy information to facts or allegations of each
Consults with Manager on use of Claim Coverage Counsel as
Directly investigate each claim through prompt and
strategically-appropriate contact with appropriate parties such as
policyholders, accounts, claimants, law enforcement agencies,
witnesses, agents, medical providers and technical experts to
determine the extent of liability, damages, and contribution
potential. Interview witnesses and stakeholders; take necessary
statements, as strategically appropriate.
Actively engages in the identification, selection and direction of
appropriate internal and/or external resources for specific
activities required to effectively evaluate claims, such as
Subrogation, Risk Control, nurse consultants, and fire or fraud
investigators, and other experts.
Verifies the nature and extent of injury or property damage by
obtaining and reviewing appropriate records and damages
Maintains claim files and documents claim file activities in
accordance with established procedures.
Utilizes evaluation documentation tools in accordance with
Proactively creates Claim File Analysis (CFA) by adhering to
Utilizes diary management system to ensure that all claims are
handled timely. At required time intervals, evaluate liability and
Establishes and maintains proper indemnity and expense
Recommends appropriate cases for discussion at roundtable.
Attends and/or presents at roundtables/ authority discussions for
collaboration of technical expertise resulting in improved payout
on indemnity and expense.
Actively and enthusiastically shares experience and knowledge of
creative resolution techniques to improve the claim results of
Develops and employs creative resolution strategies.
Prompt and proper disposition of all claims within delegated
Negotiates disposition of claims with insureds and claimants or
their legal representatives.
Recognizes and implements alternate means of resolution.
Manages litigated claims. Develops litigation plan with staff or
panel counsel, including discovery and legal expenses, to assure
effective resolution and to satisfy customers.
Applies litigation management through the selection of counsel,
evaluation and direction of claim and litigation strategy.
Tracks and controls legal expenses to assure cost-effective
Effectively and efficiently manage both allocated and unallocated
loss adjustment expenses.
Attends depositions, mediations, arbitrations, pre-trials, trials
and all other legal proceedings, as needed.
Updates appropriate parties as needed, providing new facts as they
become available, and their impact upon the liability analysis and
Recognizes cases, based on severity/ complexity protocols that
should be transferred to another level of claim professional and
refers on a timely basis.
Appropriately deals with information that is considered personal
Fulfills specific service commitments made to certain accounts, as
outlined in Special.
Account Communication (SAC) instructions and inquiries from agents
Represents the company as a technical resource; attends legal
proceedings as needed, acts within established professional
guidelines as well as applicable state laws.
Actively provides mentoring and coaching to less experienced claim
professionals to increase the technical expertise and improve bench
Shares accountability with business partners to achieve and sustain
Evaluates all claims for recovery potential; directly handles
recovery efforts and/or engage and directs Company resources for
Perform other duties as assigned.
What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?
Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Experienced in handling Construction Defect Claims
5 years business experience preferred.
Advanced level knowledge and skill in claim and litigation.
Basic working level knowledge and skill in various business line
Strong negotiation and customer service skills.
Skilled in coverage, liability and damages analysis and has a
thorough understanding of the litigation process, relevant case and
statutory law and expert litigation management skills.
Extensive claim and/or legal experience and technical expertise to
evaluate severe and complex claims.
Able to make independent decisions on most assigned cases without
involvement of supervisor.
Openness to the ideas and expertise of others actively solicits
input and shares ideas.
Thorough understanding of commercial lines products, policy
language, exclusions, ISO forms, and effective claims handling
Demonstrated coaching, influence and persuasion skills.
Advanced written and verbal communication skills are required so as
to understand, synthesize, interpret and convey, in a simplified
manner, complex data and information to audiences with varying
levels of expertise.
Can adapt to and support cultural change.
Strong technology aptitude; ability to use business technology
tools to effectively research, track, and communicate
Analytical Thinking - Intermediate
Judgment/Decision Making - Intermediate
Communication - Intermediate
Negotiation - Intermediate
Knowledge - Intermediate
Principles of Investigation - Intermediate
Value Determination - Intermediate
Settlement Techniques - Intermediate
Legal Knowledge - Intermediate
Medical Knowledge - Intermediate
What is a Must Have?
High School Diploma or GED required.
In order to perform the essential job functions of this job,
acquisition and maintenance of Insurance License(s) may be required
to comply with state and Travelers requirements. Generally,
License(s) are required to be obtained within three months of
starting the job.
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
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.
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
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
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