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Full-time Workers' Comp Adjuster - PT

at Crawford & Company in Maryland

Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries.

The Crawford System of Claims SolutionsSM offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company’s shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.

Position Summary:
Under general direction, investigate and settle moderate-to-difficult claims for assigned lines of business promptly and equitable under general supervision. Reviews coverages, determines liability and compensability, secures information, arranges property damage appraisals and settles claims utilizing claims best practices. Sets reserves and recommends reserve changes to supervisor and Company attorneys in preparing cases for litigation.

Responsibilities:
- Receives claim assignment, confirms policy coverages and directs acknowledgement of claims.
- Interprets and makes decisions using independent judgment on moderate-to-difficult claims and policy coverages and determines if coverage applies to claims submitted.
- Investigates claims to determine validity and verify extent of damage by telephone contact with clients, claimants, witnesses or other parties as required.
- Analyzes claims activity and prepares reports for clients/carriers and management.
- Establish reserves, using independent judgment and expertise and authorizes payments within scope of authority, settling claims in the most cost effective manner and ensuring timely issuance of disbursements.
- Settles claims promptly and equitably and issues company drafts in payments for claims within authority limits.
- Develops subrogation and third party recovery potential and follows reclaim procedures.
- Analyzes claims activities and prepares reports for clients, carriers and/or management. Participates in claim reviews.
- Upholds the Crawford Code of Business Conduct at all times.
- Participates in special projects or performs duties in other areas as requested.

Requirements:
- Workers Compensation (WC) Adjuster License required according to jurisdictional requirements.
- Technical claims investigations/settling experience with at least 6 months experience in Crawford US Property & Casualty or similar organization.
- Ability to work independently while assimilating various technical subjects.
- Strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems.
- Effective interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of internal and external clients.

Preferred:
- College degree or equivalent of education and experience.

In addition to a competitive salary, Crawford offers you:
- Career advancement potential locally, nationally and internationally. Crawford & Company has more than 700 locations in 70 countries;
- On-going training opportunities through every stage of your career;
- Strong benefits package including matching 401k; health, dental, and life insurance; employee stock purchase plans; tuition reimbursement and so much more.

Crawford & Company participates in E-Verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V

How to apply: DO NOT use the Apply Online button. Please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar:
http://broadspire.contacthr.com/20821052


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