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Merchants Insurance Group Litigation Adjuster, I, II or Sr. in Buffalo, New York

Litigation Adjuster Buffalo, NY Merchants Insurance Group, is a leading
Property and Casualty Insurer in the Northeast, and is looking for an
experienced Litigation Adjuster for our Claims team to join our
Corporate Headquarters located in Buffalo, New York.   The safety of our
colleagues, both current and future, is Merchants Insurance Group’s
highest priority. At this time, most of our colleagues are working
remotely due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The candidate selected
for this position will be trained remotely and must be able to work from
home in a designated work area until such time as it is determined that
colleagues will return to the office. The Litigation Adjuster will
become part of a dedicated claims team focusing on auto and general
liability claims, including claims involving bodily injury, property
damage, and personal and advertising injury. This position interacts
extensively with internal colleagues as well as policyholders, agents,
attorneys and a multitude of claim-related service providers.  
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. Providing a high level of customer
service while managing a portfolio of complex and high exposure on
litigated claims involving complex liability and damage issues.
Evaluating coverage by interpreting/applying policy language to claim
facts and preparing appropriate and timely coverage position letters.
Conducting and directing timely and quality claim investigation,
evaluation and equitable settlement of all assigned claims. Ensuring
timely and accurate reserves consistent with established reserving
philosophy and practices. Negotiation fair and equitable settlements
directly with claimants. Identifying risk transfer opportunities through
trade contracts and/or applicable law. Qualifications & Skills Qualified
candidates will have a 4 year degree or equivalent work related
experience. A minimum of 5 years’ experience handling auto and general
liability claims including bodily injury, property damage, and personal
and advertising Candidates with a JD and insurance defense experience
looking for a new career path are encouraged to apply.  Professional
designations or working towards industry specific designations are a
plus.  Exceptional organization, negotiation, verbal and written
communication skills are required.  Merchants Insurance Group Benefits:
Welcoming and positive work environment Flexible work arrangements,
including flex scheduling and summer hours 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!!  Please visit our company website to apply online: EOE