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Claims Specialist-General Liability/Construction-Hartford Global Specialty U.S. Casualty

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc Palisade, CO
  • Posted: October 07, 2019
  • Full-Time


This is a visible and important role within the newly created Harford Global Specialty (HGS) Claims Division. As a Claim Specialist, you will be responsible for handling a caseload of higher complexity, higher exposure, general liability/construction related bodily injury and property damage claims from inception to final disposition.  These claims will involve both  primary and excess coverages and often involve complex fact patterns requiring analysis of contracts between parties to determine indemnity and contribution obligations and risk transfer opportunities.  As these claims are often in litigation, experience handling litigated matters and managing defense counsel is required, as is prior experience handling excess policy coverages and claims.


 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:


  • Conducting investigations and analyzing and evaluating the information learned
  • Making coverage determinations and communicating written position(s) to insureds and other required parties
  • Within prescribed authority levels, setting appropriate expense and indemnity reserves and monitoring on a regular basis for any needed adjustment
  • Presenting cases to management for expense or indemnity reserve authority above established authority levels
  • Developing and implementing resolution strategies to achieve high quality outcomes
  • Proactively managing litigation and counsel, inclusive of litigation planning and execution, budgeting and bill review
  • Attending trials and mediations as necessary
  • Contributing to broader claim and enterprise goals by participating in audits, projects and product development initiatives
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and delivering presentations to senior claim leadership on case developments, policy issues, industry trends, etc.
  • Working with business partners to evaluate and address claim trends and developments
  • Addressing inquiries from agents and policyholders and providing superior customer service

 

  • Bachelor's degree required; law degree a plus
  • Minimum of seven years handling complex General Liability litigated coverage and liability matters
  • High level of disciplined, results-oriented and able to focus on bottom line results
  • Superior analytical ability and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent strategic thinking ability and execution skills

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc

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