Sr. Commercial Liability Claim Rep

Diamond Bar, California

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
Under general supervision, the position is responsible for investigating, evaluating, reserving, negotiating and resolving assigned General 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. This job does not manage staff. As part of the hiring process, this position requires the completion of an online pre-employment assessment. Further information regarding the assessment including an accommodation process, if needed, will be provided at such time as your candidacy is deemed appropriate for further consideration.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
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 resolution. 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 settlement options. 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 and confidential. Fulfills specific service commitments made to certain accounts, as outlined in Special. Account Communication (SAC) instructions and inquiries from agents and brokers. 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 strength. Shares accountability with business partners to achieve and sustain quality results. Evaluates all claims for recovery potential; directly handles recovery efforts and/or engage and directs Company resources for recovery efforts. 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. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
High School Degree or GED required with a minimum of 2 years bodily injury litigation claim handling experience.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor's Degree preferred. 3 years bodily injury liability claim handling and/or litigation experience. Skilled in coverage, contract interpretation, 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 business line products, policy language, exclusions, ISO forms, and effective claims handling practices

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Openness to the ideas and expertise of others actively solicits input and shares ideas. Strong negotiation and customer service skills. - Intermediate Demonstrated coaching, influence and persuasion skills.- Intermediate Strong 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.- Intermediate Strong technology aptitude; ability to use business technology tools to effectively research, track, and communicate information. - Intermediate Attention to detail ensuring accuracy -Intermediate Job Specific Technical Competencies: Analytical Thinking - Intermediate Judgment/Decision Making - Intermediate Communication - Intermediate Negotiation - Intermediate Insurance Contract Knowledge - Intermediate Principles of Investigation - Intermediate Value Determination - Intermediate Settlement Techniques - Intermediate Legal Knowledge - Basic Medical Knowledge - Intermediate

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
Other Incumbents who fill this position will be subject to periodic post-hire criminal background checks while employed in this position. As a condition of acceptance for the position, selected candidates for this position will be required to electronically accept the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Disclosure Statement and Authorization included in the online employment application. You may also be subsequently asked to accept similar FCRA authorizations periodically throughout your employment with the Company. 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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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.