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Experienced Claims Examiner – Workers Compensation Jobs in Southfield at Sedgwick


Title: Experienced Claims Examiner – Workers Compensation

Company: Sedgwick

Location: Southfield

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Experienced Claims Examiner – Workers Compensation

IF YOU CARE, THERE’S A PLACE FOR YOU HERE

For a career path that is both challenging and rewarding, join Sedgwick’s talented team of 27,000 colleagues around the globe. Sedgwick is a leading provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do. Millions of people and organizations count on Sedgwick each year to take care of their needs when they face a major life event or something unexpected happens. Whether they have a workplace injury, suffer property or financial loss or damage from a natural or manmade disaster, are involved in an auto or other type of accident, or need time away from work for the birth of a child or another medical situation, we are here to provide compassionate care and expert guidance. Our clients depend on our talented colleagues to take care of their most valuable assets—their employees, their customers and their property. At Sedgwick, caring counts®. Join our team of creative and caring people of all backgrounds, and help us make a difference in the lives of others.

For more than 50 years, Sedgwick has been helping employers answer virtually every question there is about workers’ compensation. We have experience in nearly every type of industry and region and provide the industry’s broadest range of programs and services.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To analyze complex or technically difficult workers’ compensation claims to determine benefits due; to work with high exposure claims involving litigation and rehabilitation; to ensure ongoing adjudication of claims within service expectations, industry best practices and specific client service requirements; and to identify subrogation of claims and negotiate settlements.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES

Analyzes and processes complex or technically difficult workers’ compensation claims by investigating and gathering information to determine the exposure on the claim; manages claims through well-developed action plans to an appropriate and timely resolution.

Negotiates settlement of claims within designated authority.

Calculates and assigns timely and appropriate reserves to claims; manages reserve adequacy throughout the life of the claim.

Calculates and pays benefits due; approves and makes timely claim payments and adjustments; and settles clams within designated authority level.

Prepares necessary state fillings within statutory limits.

Manages the litigation process; ensures timely and cost effective claims resolution.

Coordinates vendor referrals for additional investigation and/or litigation management.

Uses appropriate cost containment techniques including strategic vendor partnerships to reduce overall cost of claims for our clients.

Manages claim recoveries, including but not limited to: subrogation, Second Injury Fund excess recoveries and Social Security and Medicare offsets.

Reports claims to the excess carrier; responds to requests of directions in a professional and timely manner.

Communicates claim activity and processing with the claimant and the client; maintains professional client relationships.

Ensures claim files are properly documented and claims coding is correct.

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