Date: May 25, 2022
Location: Kitchener, ON, CA, N2G-1H6 Hamilton, ON, CA, L8P-4M3 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Waterloo, ON, CA, N2L-1T2
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; however, you must live near the work site/territory and able to travel by ground as much as necessary.
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 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.
The Senior Field Claims Representative contributes to Wawanesa’s goal of delivering an exceptional and consistent claims service experience through the fair and equitable adjustment of highly complex property claims through personal contact with insureds, claimants, and witnesses. Daily travel is required.
Provide exceptional customer service
Interpret policy wordings, determines policy coverage and ensure appropriate reserving
Investigate losses to determine liability, attending the loss scene as required
Evaluate relevant information from sources such as lawyers, medical providers and other experts
Write scope and estimate of loss using property estimating software
Negotiate with insureds, claimants, lawyers and insurers
Coordinate services with vendors and service providers
Adjust claim from inception to completion in a proactive manner
Provide ongoing technical advice and guidance to junior claims staff
Maintain accurate records based on company standards and policies within the claims system
Supplement the National Catastrophe Team as required for Corporate Catastrophe Response in any region
Remain up-to-date with legislative changes and trends in the insurance industry
Perform other duties as assigned
5+ years property claims adjusting experience in the insurance industry
Property field claims experience an asset
College/University degree is preferred
Chartered Insurance Professional Designation, or near completion
Excellent knowledge of property estimating software, Xactware knowledge preferred
Effective customer service skills including empathy and concern for our customers
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Excellent investigative and analytical skills
Highly proficient time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work in a fast paced, changing environment
Detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy regarding data entry
Excellent negotiation skills
Valid driver license with acceptable driving record
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, email@example.com.
If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.