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Claims Attorney

Company name

United Fire Group

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 29,2018

Posted on

Apr 12,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Cedar Rapids, IA
Practice Area
Insurance Defense >> Insurance Defense
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
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Claims Attorney The candidate will handle suits on claim files, including collaborating with and managing outside counsel and complex litigated claims files as assigned. Will analyze coverage issues on litigated claim files, and claim files with potential for litigation. Interact with claims management to analyze insurance coverage, liability and damages. Assist with negotiations, mediations, arbitrations and settlement procedures as assigned. Interact with claims management to analyze insurance coverage, liability and damages. Provide analysis of litigated matters and evaluation of exposure to claims management. Render opinions on liability, damages, and value as requested by the claims department. Review and discuss settlement values, defense tactics and strategies with defense counsel. Negotiate fees and billing agreements with attorneys. Review fee statements, negotiate adjustment of charges when appropriate. Participate in mediations and negotiating settlements. Draft reservation of rights and coverage denial letters. Communicate with agents as appropriate to keep advised of status, difficult claims situations and coverage questions. JD degree from an accredited law school is required. Active license to practice law in one state is required. Should preferably have 5+ years of legal experience required, P&C insurance claims experience. A general knowledge of insurance law and specific understanding of the operations and requirements of insured clients, customers and the company is needed. Literacy in claims, underwriting, and other insurance principles are essential. Outstanding legal-writing and general written and verbal communication skills are needed.

Additional info

Job ID: 2018-1733

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
United Fire Group
PO Box 73909
Cedar Rapids, IA 52407-3909

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