Claims Manager - Tort Claims Litigation Manager
The Insurance Division of the Maryland State Treasurer’s Office is responsible for administering the State's Insurance Program which is comprised of both commercial and self-insurance. Commercial insurance policies are procured to cover catastrophic property and liability losses, and other obligations derived from State contracts, statutes and regulations. Among the several exposures covered by commercial policies are State maintained toll bridges and tunnels, rail operations, assorted professional liability exposures and student athlete accidents. The State also self-insures a significant portion of its exposures and maintains the State Insurance Trust Fund to pay claims and the costs associated with handling those claims. Self-insurance coverage includes State-owned real and personal property, vehicles, and liability claims covered under the Maryland Tort Claims Act.
As the claim specialist, the Litigation Manager is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive claim management plan for all tort claims in litigation. The current pending fluctuates between 125 – 150 claim files. Many claims end up being resolved through litigation. The Litigation Manager works closely with attorneys in the Office of the Attorney General who serve the Treasurer, to proactively resolve these matters by investigating, evaluating and preparing large loss reports, when relevant on claims and cases, providing settlement authority or when necessary, by briefing the Insurance Review Committee on high dollar value settlements, and by attending settlement conferences and other court mandated activities. The Litigation Manager also works closely with claims adjusters within the department to provide feedback on investigations. As a claim specialist, the Litigation Manager may also brief adjusters on the status of certain litigation claims of high or sensitive interest as a teaching mechanism. The Litigation Manager will also be responsible for reviewing and advising the Chief Deputy Treasurer, the Director of Insurance and Deputy Director of Insurance on indicated settlements pending before the Board of Public works.
This is a full-time, at-will Management Service position with State employment benefits including paid holidays, vacation/sick/personal days, medical and dental plans, pension plan, supplemental retirement plans, employee credit union, and direct deposit.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE should have the following:
- Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
- Experience (minimum of 5 years) working multi-line property & casualty and commercial liability insurance claims.
- Experience supervising insurance litigation and the handling (adjusting) and oversight of complex and litigated claims.
In addition, the following qualifications are preferred:
- A working knowledge of tort law, claim values and jurisdictional issues for Maryland
- Excellent oral & written communication skills and analytical & problem-solving skills
- Excellent computer skills including Office 365 (Access, Excel & Word) & SharePoint.
Notes: Candidates will be required to submit a writing sample with their application. Candidates must be willing to work in the Annapolis area. All candidates will be subject to a background investigation, to include credit and criminal history. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position.