• Claims Examiner I Workers Compensation C/C

    Job Location(s) US-CA-Santa Ana
    Job ID
    2018-1628
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Worker's Compensation/COLA
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under close supervision manages all aspects of indemnity claims handling from inception to conclusion within established authority and guidelines. 

     

    This position requires considerable interaction with clients, claimants on the phone, and with management, other Claims Examiners, and other TRISTAR staff in the office; therefore consistently being at work in the office, in a timely manner, is inherently required of this position.

    Responsibilities

     

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    • Effectively manages an assigned caseload of workers compensation claim.*
    • Initiates and conducts claims investigation in a timely manner.*
    • Determines compensability of claims and administer benefits, based upon state law and in accordance with established Company guidelines.*
    • Manages medical treatment and medical billing, authorizing as appropriate.*
    • Refers cases to outside defense counsel as appropriate.* 
    • Communicates with claimants, providers and vendors regarding claims issues.*
    • Computes and set reserves within Company guidelines.  Limits are less than those allowed for Claims Examiner II and Claims Examiner III.*
    • Settles and/or finalize all claims and obtains authority as designated.*
    • Maintains diary system for case review and document file to reflect the status of and work being performed on the file.*
    • Communicates appropriate information promptly to the client to resolve claims efficiently, including any injury trends or other safety related concerns.*
    • Involves TRISTAR loss control staff when appropriate.*
    • Adheres to all Company policies and procedures.*
    • Participates in file reviews, as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    *Essential job function.

    Qualifications

     

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

     

    Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in related field (preferred); and one (1) year related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Technical knowledge of statutory regulations and medical terminology.
    • Analytical skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to convey technical details to claimants, clients and staff.
    • Ability to interact with persons at all levels in the business environment.
    • Proficient in Word and Excel (preferred).

     

    Other Qualifications

    • Certification and/or or license as required by State regulation.

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