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Lost Time Claims Specialist

Brooklyn, NY


Lost Time (Indemnity) Claims Specialist is responsible for the analysis and management of complex workers' compensation claims. This position will review, investigate, and make decisions regarding coverage, compensability, and appropriateness of claims. The position will process and document claims to ensure compliance with company standards, industry best practices, and legislative provisions. Acts in a fiduciary role on behalf of policyholders, negotiates claim settlements and manages subrogation. Claims Examiner's conduct the handling of claims in the utmost of good faith in compliance with the rules, regulations and statutes. The use of sound judgment coupled with consistent results is expected.


  • Analyzes and processes workers' compensation claims by investigating and gathering information to determine the exposure on the claim.
  • Negotiates settlement of claims up to designated authority level and makes claims payments.
  • Processes complex or technically difficult claims.
  • Calculates and assigns timely and appropriate reserves to claims and continues to manage reserve adequacy throughout the life of the claim.
  • Calculates and pays benefits due; approves all claim payments; and settles claims within designated authority level.
  • Develops and manages claims through well-developed action plans; continues to work the action plan to bring the claim to an appropriate and timely resolution.
  • Prepares necessary state filings within statutory limits.
  • Actively manages the litigation process; ensures timely and cost-effective claims resolution.
  • Coordinates vendor referrals for additional investigation and/or litigation management.
  • Uses appropriate cost containment techniques including strategic vendor partnerships to reduce overall cost of claims.
  • Manages claim recoveries of all types.
  • Reports claims to the excess carrier, responds to requests of directions in a professional and timely manner.
  • Frequently communicates with all appropriate parties involved with the claim.
  • Refers cases as appropriate to management.
  • Maintains professional client relationships.
  • Actively executes appropriate claims activities to ensure consistent delivery of quality claims service.


  • Investigation The quality of 3 point contacts and addressing of such issues as coverage, compensability, delay and/or denial of claim.
  • Reserving: The establishment and/or amendment of reserves using the philosophy of “most likely outcome”.
  • File Management: The establishment, documentation, and execution of action plans.
  • Medical and Disability Management
  • Aggressive return to work and collaborative effort with the Medical Management Unit.
  • Litigation Management Aggressive negotiation and disposition as well as control and direction of counsel.
  • Procedures Timely and accurate state filings, payment of bills, and appropriate coding.


  • 3-5 years claims management experience.
  • In depth knowledge of appropriate insurance principles and laws for workers' compensation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills.
  • PC literate.
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • Professional certification as applicable to workers' compensation required.

About CorVel

CorVel, a certified Great Place to Work® Company, is a national provider of industry-leading risk management solutions for the workers' compensation, auto, health and disability management industries. CorVel was founded in 1987 and has been publically traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange since 1991. Our continual investment in human capital and technology enable us to deliver the most innovative and integrated solutions to our clients. We are a stable and growing company with a strong, supportive culture and plenty of career advancement opportunities. Over 3500 people working across the United States embrace our core values of Accountability, Commitment, Excellence, Integrity and Teamwork (ACE-IT!).

A comprehensive benefits package is available for full-time regular employees and includes Medical (HDHP) w/Pharmacy, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account Options, Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Pre-paid Legal Insurance, Parking and Transit FSA accounts, 401K, ROTH 401K, and paid time off.

CorVel is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

About CorVel


Together, let’s do more.

We are a national provider of risk management solutions for the workers’ compensation, auto, health and disability management industries. We provide our clients with the information and insight they need to make smart decisions. We believe that together, we can deliver better results.

Innovation is our passion.

We invest in intelligent systems and the integrated ecosystem that keeps us all connected. Our commitment to innovation is why we are a nationwide leader in technology driven programs.

We strive for excellence.

With the right mix of savings and customer service, we effectively balance risk and reward. Our expertise and service delivery drive the results your program needs and the savings your bottom line wants.

Our purpose is care.

Every injured worker needs timely, compassionate care. We value your people and we advocate care for your employees. This purpose drives what we do together every day, which is to return injured employees to the workplace.