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Health Care Attorney in Purchase, NY

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Date Last Verified

Jul 07, 2020

Posted on

Apr 16, 2020

Years of Experience

5-7 yrs required


Purchase, NY, United States
Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
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Healthcare Claims Counsel
Responsibilities: Handle primary Medical Malpractice/Healthcare Professional Liability and Allied Health claims, Provide coverage, liability and damages analysis for complex professional liability claims, specifically for hospital, physician and allied health lines of business . Ability to proactively identify exposures and claim trends which may affect the portfolio and provide written assessments to the U.S. Healthcare business unit . Resolve problems and respond to coverage questions for U.S. Healthcare underwriting team and senior management . Effectively represent Company interests at client meetings, mediations, external meetings and industry events . Ability to support underwriting in the management of individual accounts, including marketing and account/client facing meetings . As part of the Global Claims Team you will be expected to contribute to the success of the team by working closely with your colleagues worldwide on various projects as directed by the EVP, Global Insurance Claims and other members of Executive Team. This may include attending various industry conferences, possibly as a speaker/presenter, publishing on current claim trends and issues and assisting other offices on complex claims. Will be asked to communicate with underwriting, actuarial and other functional groups within the organization. Other duties as required by management . Travel as required, including mediations, account meetings and industry conferences.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Minimum of 5-7 year’s experience handling healthcare/medical malpractice at an Insurance Company, and/or in combination with law firm experience is required . Juris Doctor degree required . Medical background a plus . Proven ability to provide coverage, liability and damages analysis for complex medical malpractice/healthcare professional liability claims . Direct handling of complex medical malpractice, primary claims . Strong experience attending mediations and negotiating settlements on significant cases . Ability to establish close working relationship with underwriting, actuarial and legal . Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills. Candidates may be asked to provide writing samples . Analytical, decision making and resource management skills with attention to detail . Strong commitment to providing superior client service . Strong negotiating, analytical, written and organizational skills . Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and various in-house claims systems – Guidewire, Genius, ImageRight is a plus).

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