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Claims Adjuster Trainee - Entry Level
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies Sacramento, CA

Claims Adjuster Trainee - Entry Level

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
Sacramento, CA
Expired: September 28, 2021 Applications are no longer accepted.
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Are you searching for a unique opportunity that offers exceptional training and career growth with a dynamic and growing organization? Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies is searching for bright individuals looking to begin a challenging, yet rewarding career path as a Workers' Compensation Claims Professional.

The Claims Professional Trainee is primarily responsible for the successful completion of the Claims Training program and then successful management of a caseload of workers compensation claims from inception to resolution. Responsibilities include initial investigation and analysis, strategic planning, management of medical care and legal process, and client relations. This individual will continue to build on claims knowledge and claims will increase in number and complexity.

    • Completes classroom training introducing workers' compensation claims handling strategies, medical terminology, and legal concepts.
    • Learns skills such as investigative and persuasive communication, negotiation, decision-making, and strategic planning. Learns to review and interpret medical records.
    • Conducts and directs the investigation of reported claims to determine coverage, compensability and severity and to gather all other relevant information, including making three-point contact telephone calls.
    • Calculates appropriate reserves for each claim and ensures that reserves are adjusted as needed per authority guidelines.
    • Develops and updates a plan of action for the successful resolution of each claim.
    • Assigns appropriate tasks to a Claims Assistant and/or Claims Clerical Assistant and ensures they are performed correctly and efficiently.
    • Reduces fraud through early identification and escalation.
    • Communicates effectively with individuals outside the company, including clients, medical providers, and injured workers.
    • Prepares timely and accurate settlement recommendations (within designated authority parameters) and effectively negotiates the settlement of claims.
    • Ensures that the actions of all other professionals involved in managing a claim, including attorneys, nurse case managers, and investigators, are coordinated to achieve a successful resolution of the claim.

    • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent certificate required
    • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university is preferred, but not required
    • Minimum one year of related training or general experience
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; bilingual ability preferred
    • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong organization skills to ensure tasks are completed within hard deadlines
    • Basic mathematical skills to calculate monetary reserves
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook


Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

Sacramento, CA
94203 USA


Finance and Insurance

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