General Liability Claims Handling Manager - Hybrid Position
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.
Dallas, TX, United States
Zurich is looking for a General Liability Claims Handler Manager. At Zurich North America Claims we acknowledge that work life-balance and flexibility are a priority when it comes to choosing your next career move. Designed with our employees' needs in mind, the ZNA Claims hybrid work model emphasizes flexibility, allowing claims employees to conduct individual work in their preferred location, while facilitating in-person connections and collaborative activities when meaningful and valuable. While the model provides a high level of flexibility and autonomy, occasional circumstances requiring in-office attendance should be expected. The candidate selected for this opportunity should be able to report into [one of] the following North American Claims office: Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA, Schaumburg, IL; or Overland Park, KS.
As Team Manager, you will drive superior claim results through leadership, performance management, professional development and coaching, and technical direction. You will coordinate work activities of the team to maximize their contributions, continuous development and operational improvements. Additionally, you will conduct claim quality file audits, participate in claim reviews, approve claim payment/authority, compile team productivity reports, business problem solving, and ensure compliance and best practices of the team.
As a claims manager, you will participate and ensure customer service excellence and management of partnerships with key internal and external contacts including legal counsel, customers, insureds, underwriters, brokers, and vendors.
You will be a change agent and may also have opportunity to participate in projects and initiatives that drive the GL Claims business strategy in alignment with the overall Claims organization, and gain visibility with the Claims senior leadership team.
Occasional domestic business travel may be needed.
Job Requirements: • Oversee the operational workload of team of Claims Professionals in personal or commercial property/casualty lines of business; ensuring resources are fully utilized to deliver against agreed upon service levels. • Monitor and review the performance and behavior of team members and take action to ensure a high performance culture, compliance with the company´s policies and codes of conduct. • Regularly communicate organizational updates to team to ensure awareness and alignment with strategy and business priorities and foster employee engagement. • Provide advisory services to colleagues on a daily basis, by being focal point of contact, to ensure adherence to the company´s policies and processes. • Build and measure success against customer specific claims handling protocol and/or customer proposition charter to fulfill the needs and expectations of our customers. • Build relationships with key customers in order to drive customer satisfaction. • Build relationships with internal and external business partners and vendors in order to drive customer satisfaction. • Contribute to the development of processes and lead the implementation of systems and process improvements which drive consistency and continuous improvement across own area of claims. • Oversee change within area of claims, ensuring different initiatives across the organization are aligned to business goals and are delivered successfully. • Translate claims objectives into clearly defined actions and behavior expectations in order to deliver results for the organization. • Investigate and review escalated customer cases and represent the organization in contentious cases to ensure a speedy resolution in accordance with regulatory requirements and company policies. • Ensure that appropriate documentation, implementation and communication of established policy, procedures and operating standards is completed for area of responsibility to ensure compliance, quality and consistency. • Advise subordinate and stakeholders in area of specialism to raise issues as soon as possible and develop team’s capabilities.
Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims area that includes technical claims handling in the general liability line of business OR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims area that includes technical claims handling in general liability line of business OR
Juris Doctor and 5 or more years of experience in the Claims area that includes experience in general liability line of business AND
Customer service experience
Experience with Microsoft Office
Experience collaborating across work groups
Knowledge of insurance legal statutes and procedures
Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance legal and regulatory environment
6 or more years of GL technical claims handling experience
As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time. A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?
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Location(s): AM - Dallas, AM - Schaumburg, AM - Overland Park, AM - Addison Remote Working: No Schedule: Full Time