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Approach was founded in 1992 with a focus and commitment to claim, safety and risk management.We administer seven of the top performing retrospective rating groups in WA State; representing diverse industries, such as construction, transportation, manufacturing and retail/professional services.
By joining our team, you’ll be in charge of serving our network of top-rated employers in Washington State in the adjudication of workers’ compensation claims and risk management in a fast-paced, results-driven, multi-tasking environment.
Four-year college degree is preferred or an equivalent of two years claim management experience.
We oer a competitive salary DOE; comprehensive benefit package, including full, premium paid medical insurance for the employee and dependents, to include medical, dental and vision plan options; prot sharing and 401K program coverage with employer match.
POSITION SUMMARY: Under minimal 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.
Education/Experience: High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree in related field (preferred); three (3) years of industry experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; five (5) years’ experience handling WA and OR claims; experience working with Self insured clients
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.
- Ability to independently and effectively manage very complex claims.
- Proficient in Word and Excel (preferred).
- WA and OR certification
Sellen builds places and spaces where people learn, work, live, and heal. We are the region’s largest locally owned general contractor and have deep roots in our community.
We have a position on our team for a Risk and Insurance Specialist to coordinate the day-to-day administration of our self-insured workers compensation program and to work closely with Sellen’s Risk Manager in administering a well-planned and effective program for claims, return to work, and related risk and insurance activities.
We need a specialist who is thoughtful and detailed in their work, who enjoys organizing information and records, and who looks for opportunities to improve administrative processes.
A Day in the Life of the Risk & Insurance Specialist
- Initiate and organize the completion of records for a variety of risk and insurance activities including claims reporting, injury or accident information, return to work coordination.
- Collaborate with third party administrators, medical professionals, and insurance carriers to gather current and complete information. Coordinate claims-related information and provide summary updates to the Risk Manager in resolving issues.
- Assist in continuous improvement of business processes, policy compliance, and the systems used in claims administration
The successful candidate will be highly organized and poses strong analytical skills, they will have high standards for accuracy and completeness of records, and the will initiate improvements to administrative processes and systems. They will be recognized for their relationship-building skills and their ability to prioritize, coordinate, and complete a wide variety of detailed insurance and claims activities.
An Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of work experience and education. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in an administrative role involving insurance and claims such as third party administration of claims or similar work. Sound understanding of insurance practices, and expert proficiency with records management and strong MS office skills. Experience in the construction industry is prefer, but not required. This position provides learning opportunities in developing a strong working knowledge of insurance claims process.
Sellen Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive compensation package including 401(k) match, insurance benefits, and incentive pay program.