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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
ProfileAssistant Vice President, Claims Duties: Responsible for managing the professional and general liability claims department for all clients of Illinois Risk Management Services, including Illinois Provider Trust, Medical Alliance Insurance Company and self-insured clients. The AVP supervises all claims personnel within the department. The AVP will also manage a smaller workload of customers and perform the duties of a claims supervisor on these assigned accounts. Responsible for overall direction of all litigated and non-litigated claim files, including case reserves, evaluation of coverage issues, reporting to various boards and executive management on the financial condition of the programs and reporting of claims data to governmental licensing agencies. Retain and supervise outside counsel for defense of litigated claims. Develop and monitor cost containment measures. Oversee the third-party administration services, encompassing marketing activities, negotiation of contracts and establishment of budget expectations. Prepare and present educational programs to hospital executives, board members, staff and physicians. Collaborate with risk management, underwriting, actuarial and accounting staff regarding operation of the insurance programs. Participate in developing and maintaining relationships with domestic and international excess insurers and reinsurers for support of the programs. Confer with staff from the policy and advocacy departments of the Association to enhance legislative and quality improvement efforts. Analyze and summarize relevant case law and legislation and advise staff and clients as it relates to the impact on claims and risk management issues. Review contracts for clients and provide recommendations for risk reductions strategies. Manage personnel issues in the department, including recruitment, performance evaluations, workloads and staff meetings. Responsibilities of the Claims Supervisor position if directly assigned to accounts. Other duties as defined.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required, JD Degree and/or 10 + years of prior claims experience preferred. Knowledge of insurance and legal principles required. Prior management experience a plus. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Must have and exercise analytical and critical thinking skills and be a team player who can manage multiple projects. Routine travel is required.
Requisition ID: 1089