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Material Damage Inside Appraiser - remote role

Company: Encova Insurance
Location: Charleston
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

We have two openings for this role that will work remote from home. While we prefer candidates to work remote in Ohio, we will consider candidates in the additional states noted in our territory with this listing. This position reports to a Director, Material Damage Claims.JOB OBJECTIVE:To evaluate and adjust material damage claims which do not typically require in-person contact or on-site inspection.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Review vehicle damage claims, write appraisals and/or review appraisals from body shops, preferred programs, smart phone apps, independent appraisers, company appraisers and other sources.
  • Handle automobile material damage claims in compliance with Encova Claims department polices for contact, communication, cycle time, coverage verification, evaluation/negotiation and resolution of the file.
  • Negotiate, settle and pay vehicle damage claims. Provide advice and recommendations to other material damage appraisers and claims resolution specialists on the material damage aspect of a claim.
  • May be required to testify as to material damage issues in lawsuits involving vehicle damage.
  • Capable of reviewing and writing estimates while meeting acceptable productivity, turnaround and quality standards.
  • Assist in catastrophe claims handling throughout the company operating territory.
  • Handle rental claims.
  • Serve as a member of claims and other company integrated teams as assigned.OTHER FUNCTIONS:
    • Keep up-to-date on the changes and advances in vehicle repair and estimating methods.
    • Overnight travel or extended stays may be required upon request.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
      • The candidate must have at least three years' experience as a material damage appraiser or its equivalent in the industry.
      • Additional education or experience with heavy trucks and specialty equipment (campers, RV's, trailers, etc.) is strongly preferred.
      • Must have demonstrated the ability to negotiate, settle and pay vehicle damage claims.
      • Internal candidates must have achieved an overall rating of at least "Meets Expectations" on the last annual performance review.
      • Demonstrate the ability to efficiently use computer software used by Encova to write estimates and value total losses required.
      • Must exhibit strong customer service skills.
      • Must exhibit exceptional knowledge of vehicle repair techniques and methods.
      • Must pass the claims adjuster license exam(s) for applicable states as requested by management based on staffing needs.This position has been evaluated in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Encova Insurance makes every effort to reasonably accommodate disabilities to permit performance of the essential functions and candidates who need such accommodation are encouraged to seek it. This description reflects the nature and level of work performed by associates in this position. It is not an all-inclusive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required. It provides an accurate overview of the work and skills needed to perform this position. Because job content may change from time to time, Encova Insurance reserves the right to add and/or delete functions from this job as it deems necessary for business reasons.Ready to join our team?
        At Encova Insurance, we firmly believe that our associates drive our company's success by delivering unrivaled service to our customers. With success in mind, we make an ongoing effort to provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.

        Join us to discover a work experience where your diverse ideas will be met with enthusiasm - where you can learn and grow to your fullest potential.What you can expect from us
        Join our family of industry leaders, and let us reward you with a competitive salary, bonus and benefits package that includes but is not limited to: a 401(k), wellness programs, bonus incentive plans and flexible schedules, with an early close of the office every Friday. Additionally, Encova aspires to be an outstanding corporate citizen in all the markets we serve; we encourage and support associate participation in community initiatives through our foundations.

        Encova Insurance is an EOE/E-Verify employer.

Keywords: Encova Insurance, Charleston , Material Damage Inside Appraiser - remote role, Other , Charleston, West Virginia

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