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Corporate Casualty Analyst

Company: Merchants Insurance Group
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Corporate Casualty Analyst
Buffalo, NY

Merchants Insurance Group, is a leading Property and Casualty Insurer in the Northeast, and is looking for a Corporate Casualty Analyst to join our Claim Legal Team in our Corporate Headquarters located in Buffalo, New York. Merchants Insurance Group is proud to be named a "Fast Track" company and Top Private Company for the 3rd year in a row by Buffalo's Business First, a Super Regional Property/Casualty Insurer by the Insurance Journal and has recently been named as one of Ward's top performing insurance companies in the United States. Ward's is the provider of benchmarking and best practices for the insurance industry. They analyze staff levels, compensation, business practices and expenses for all areas of company operations.

The safety of our colleagues, both current and future, is Merchants Insurance Group's highest priority. At this time, our colleagues are working a Hybrid work schedule. The Hybrid work schedule requires 8 full days per month in the office, with the option to work the remaining days per month at home or in the office. This exciting new Hybrid Work benefit will offer colleagues a flexible work schedule with the ability to remain connected with your Merchants team and colleagues.

The Corporate Casualty Analyst (CCA) will become part of a dedicated team focusing on providing high-level technical expertise in the handling of complex and high exposure liability and extra-contractual claims, including the management of claims against Merchants.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Cultivating relationships with claims and other internal staff, policyholders, attorneys, agents and a variety of service providers and experts all while working towards achieving the most optimal outcomes for Merchants and our policyholders.
Provides high level technical expertise in the handling of complex and high exposure liability and extra-contractual claims.
Manages a pending claim inventory of select complex high exposure claims (e.g. multi-party catastrophic injury claims, mass tort and class action litigation), insurance coverage litigation/disputes, and claims against Merchants, including those seeking extra-contractual damages.
The CCA is also responsible for supervising adjusters' claim handling activities on assigned high exposure claims through disposition, extending appropriate settlement authority on corporate level referred claims, engaging in settlement negotiations on corporate level referred claims, providing instruction and guidance on risk transfer and coverage issues, training and development of claim staff through informal knowledge transfer and formal training activities.

Qualifications & Skills

Qualified candidates will have a 4 year degree or equivalent work related experience.
5 plus years complex high exposure claim handling experience.
Leadership & Coaching Skills. Strong policy interpretation and coverage analysis skills.
Familiarity with various regulatory and judicial venues.
Strong communication and negotiation skills.
Well-organized and effective at managing competing deadlines/responsibilities.
Ability to work collaboratively with others in the planning and execution of complex resolution strategies.
Computer skills including Microsoft Office products and document imaging systems.

Merchants Insurance Group Benefits:

Welcoming and positive work environment
Flexible work arrangements, including flex scheduling and summer hours
Hybrid work schedule. The Hybrid work schedule will require 8 full days per month in the office, with the option to work the remaining days per month at home or in the office
Competitive pay scale
Generous paid time off package
Full Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401(k) employer match amount is 100% up to 6% of your annual contributions. You are immediately 100% vested in the employer match dollars.
Two outstanding company bonus programs
Tuition Reimbursement

And many more exciting company benefits!! EOE

Keywords: Merchants Insurance Group, Buffalo , Corporate Casualty Analyst, Professions , Buffalo, New York

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