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Bodily Injury Representative II

Date: Aug 11, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

 

We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you will decide whether your preference is to work from home (remote), work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may live and work anywhere that Wawanesa operates in Canada. 
 

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is Canada’s largest mutual insurer, with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10.5 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Western Canada. With more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa is thrilled to be named one of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes for 2022. This certification recognizes us as a leading employer and reinforces that we’re a company that values our people for who they are and the work they do to support our customers, communities, and brokers. Wawanesa is also a Manitoba Top Employer for 2022 recognizing that we are an exceptional place to work. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.
 

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.

 

Job Overview

 
Intermediate Casualty Claims Representative contributes to Wawanesa’s goal of delivering an exceptional and consistent claims service experience through the fair and equitable adjustment of intermediate and moderate Auto Bodily Injury Liability Claims. 
 
Job Responsibilities

  • Provide exceptional customer service to our customers, brokers and preferred partners
  • Handle single and multi-party, intermediate Auto Bodily Injury Liability Claims
  • Interpret policy wordings, determine claim coverage and collaborate with Underwriting as required
  • Ensure early and appropriate liability investigation by proactively gathering facts from various sources
  • Knowledge of Regulations such as Negligence Act, Insurance Act, and others
  • Request and evaluate relevant information from sources such as Claimants, Insureds, Plaintiff Counsel, Defence Counsel, medical providers/institutions, experts, and others, in order to assess exposure, quantify the loss and achieve a fair and reasonable claim resolution
  • Through proactive claims handling, ensure early exposure identification and establishment of reserves
  • Negotiate settlement with claimants, lawyers and other insurers by establishing proactive negotiation strategy
  • Ensure detailed and timely claim documentation based on company standards and policies within the claims system
  • Maintain file litigation strategy and collaborate with legal partners
  • Attend mediations, court proceedings and other dispute resolution processes, as required
  • Remain up-to-date with legislative changes and trends in the insurance industry and apply to claims handling/defence strategies
  • Contribute to overall Casualty Claims initiatives and implementation
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2+ years of progressive Casualty claims handling experience, with knowledge of Auto Bodily Injury Liability Claims
  • Obtained or working toward Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) Designation and a desire to continue relevant industry education (FCIP, CRM, etc.)
  • College/University degree preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills including patience, empathy and concern for our customers along with the ability to understand customer needs while meeting established quality service standards 
  • Proven knowledge of coverage wordings, policy interpretation, case law, legislation, and insurance regulations
  • Expert investigative, analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to conduct detailed analysis of information, and to select and implement best solutions in a timely manner
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral 
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent knowledge of medical and legal terminology
  • Remain up-to-date with legislative changes and trends in the insurance industry and apply to claims handling/defence strategies
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Highly proficient time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work in a continuous improvement environment
  • Detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy regarding data interpretation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is an asset
  • Exposure to the Guidewire Insurance Suite of products is an asset
     

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. 

Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence, jobs@wawanesa.com.

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