Berkley

Litigation Specialist

Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 7233 E Butherus Drive
ID
2022-6574
Date Posted
5 months ago(2/2/2022 8:59 AM)
Company
Nautilus Insurance Group
Primary Location
US-AZ-Scottsdale
Category
Claims

Company Details

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As an elite Excess and Surplus Lines market, Nautilus Insurance Group offers commercial property and casualty insurance solutions to appointed wholesale surplus lines producers countrywide. We have specialized in providing these solutions for more than 35 years.

 

We have more flexible policy terms and premium rates on a non-admitted basis. Our focus is small to medium Property and Casualty risks on both an admitted and a non-admitted basis.

 

Our offerings are distributed through partnerships with appointed wholesale surplus lines producers. Our relationships are defined by mutual success, speed to market, customer-centric focus and an expanded appetite.

 

Coverage placed by Nautilus Insurance Group is provided by Nautilus Insurance Company and Great Divide Insurance Company, both W. R. Berkley Corporation members with A.M. Best (Superior) A+ XV ratings.

Responsibilities

The Litigation Specialist’s job function includes efficiently and effectively handling advanced-level, primarily litigated, commercial first-property and/or third-party general liability losses in a “paperless” environment. An ability to communicate both verbally and in written form in a prompt, courteous and professional manner is essential.

 

• Review and set up new loss assignments in a timely manner in compliance with department guidelines and best practices.
• Establish appropriate initial loss and expense reserves and continue to regularly evaluate the file for adequacy, accuracy and adherence to reserving guidelines.
• Analyze and interpret policy language in conjunction with specific loss facts to reach appropriate coverage decisions.
• Draft frequent and complex coverage correspondence, including reservation of rights and coverage disclaimers in compliance with various state statutes and regulations.
• Compose a variety of other detailed correspondence to insureds, claimants, attorneys, agents and Regulatory agencies.
• Proactively manage primarily litigated claim files from inception to closure, including identification and investigation of coverage, liability and damage issues, determination and efficient execution of an appropriate plan of action, and prompt, economical file resolution, in compliance with department guidelines and best practices.
• Appropriately and clearly document all claim file activity, including current strategy, plan of action and exit plan in file notes.
• Consistently demonstrate comprehensive coverage analysis, investigation, evaluation and negotiation skills at an advanced level.
• Direct and control the activities and costs of numerous outside vendors including defense counsel and coverage counsel, experts and independent adjusters.
• Effectively present and discuss loss facts and issues in roundtable discussions to peers and members of management at all levels.
• Compose and transmit in a regular and timely basis frequent Large Loss Reports and other detailed reporting documents as appropriate.
• Manage and monitor file caseload through the use of various resources.
• Obtain all required state adjuster licenses and maintain them as required via compliance with mandatory continuing education requirements.
• Serve as a technical resource within the department through mentoring and knowledge-sharing, whether one-on-one, in small groups, or presentations to larger groups.
• Meet with intern personnel and others as needed to provide job function overview and/or specific subject-matter training.
• Occasional participation in projects and initiatives lead by other departments and/or W. R. Berkley companies, including audits, workshops, focus groups, task forces, etc.
• Initiate appropriate communication with members of management and other department.
• Attend internal and external seminars and other training events and provide feedback to peers and/or members of management.

 

 

Qualifications

  • A minimum of fifteen years of experience in insurance.
  • Excess and Surplus lines background preferred.
  • Construction defect experience beneficial.
  • Commercial General Liability experience is required.
  • CPCU, AIC, AEI or other insurance-related classes/designations preferred.

Education Requirement

 

• High School Diploma is required.
• Certifications are required by state.

 

Additional Company Details

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Additional Requirements

Must be fully vaccinated and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19*, unless prohibited by law.

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