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Position: Workers Compensation Account Claims Representative II
Company: PMA Companies

Job Description:

As a member of our Claims team, utilize your knowledge of Workers Compensation Claims to independently investigate, evaluate and resolve assigned claims of a more complex nature in order to achieve appropriate outcomes. In this position you will administer and resolve highest risk management expectations claims in a timely manner in accordance with legal statues, policy provisions, and company guidelines.

Responsibilities:

  • Promptly investigates all assigned claims with minimal supervision, including those of a more complex nature
  • Determines coverage, compensability, potential for subrogation recovery, and second injury fund (when applicable)
  • Alerts Supervisor and Special Investigations Unit to potentially suspect claims
  • Ensures timely denial or payment of benefits in accordance with jurisdictional requirements
  • Within granted authority, establishes appropriate reserves with documented rationale, maintains and adjusts reserves over the life of the claim to reflect changes in exposure
  • Negotiates claims settlements within granted authority
  • Establishes and implements appropriate action plans for case resolution including medical and disability management, litigation management, negotiation and disposition
  • Works collaboratively with PMA nurse professionals to develop and execute return to work strategies
  • Selects and manages service vendors to achieve appropriate balance between allocated expense and loss outcome
  • Maintains a working knowledge of New York jurisdictional requirements and applicable case law for each state serviced
  • Demonstrates technical proficiency through timely, consistent execution of best claim practices
  • Communicates effectively, verbally and in writing with internal and external parties on a wide variety of claims and account issues
  • Provides a high degree of customer service to clients, including face to face interactions during claims reviews, stewardship meetings and similar account-specific sessions
  • Authorizes treatment based on the practiced protocols established by statute or the PMA Managed Care department
  • Assists PMA clients by suggesting panel provider information in accordance with applicable state statutes.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or four or more years of equivalent work experience required in an insurance related industry required
  • 3+ years of experience handling workers compensation claims
  • Recent experience with New York jurisdiction required
  • NY Independent Casualty Adjuster License strongly desired or ability to obtain license within six months
  • Associate in Claims (AIC) Designation or similar professional designation desired
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and/or Workers’ Compensation
  • Working knowledge of Workers Compensation regulations, NY jurisdiction
  • Experience with capped claims files strongly desired
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work independently and deal effectively with multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proven critical thinking skills that demonstrate analysis/judgment and sound decision making with focus on attention to details
  • Strong verbal, written communication skills and customer service skills gained through previous work experience
  • Computer literacy, including working knowledge of MS Office Product Suite, i.e. WORD, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel for business purposes, approximately less than 10%.

Contact Information:

Melinda Mihalcik
Sr Human Resources Specialist – Talent Acquisition
PMA Companies | Member of Old Republic Companies
380 Sentry Parkway | Blue Bell, PA 19422
610-397-5086 (office) | 610-397-5099 (fax)
melinda_mihalcik@pmagroup.com

http://www.pmacompanies.com