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Claims Specialist, Employment Practices Liability (EPL)

Company: axis Capital
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

This is your opportunity to join AXIS Capital - a trusted global provider of specialty lines insurance and reinsurance. We stand apart for our outstanding client service, intelligent risk taking and superior risk adjusted returns for our shareholders. We also proudly maintain an entrepreneurial, disciplined and ethical corporate culture. As a member of AXIS, you join a team that is among the best in the industry.At AXIS, we believe that we are only as strong as our people. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming culture where employees of all backgrounds and from all walks of life feel comfortable and empowered to be themselves. This means that we bring our whole selves to work.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, civil union status, family or parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodation is available upon request for candidates taking part in the selection process.AXIS Insurance is a world leader in specialty lines insurance, including professional liability within the US market. We have an opportunity for a talented and dynamic claims professional to join our Employment Practices Liability (EPL) claims team as a Claims Specialist. This position provides specialized technical claim handling for primary and excess claims for Public and Private Companies, Financial Institutions and Private Equity firms. NOTE: Location is flexible.Key Duties and Responsibilities:* Analyze insurance coverage issues and drafting coverage position letters reflecting same.* Investigate liability and damages issues in connection with claims made against our insureds and maintain appropriate documentation in claims files.* Evaluate liability issues and damages and make accurate reserve recommendations .* Assign and supervise outside counsel in the defense of our insureds in an effort to effectively resolve claims.* Maintain and develop relationships with insureds, brokers and outside counsel.* Professionally represent AXIS in the marketplace, as needed, and assist claims management underwriting as needed, including providing prompt claim updates.* Respond to broker and insured inquiries with a high level of customer service and responsiveness.* Assess claims to support EPL claim metrics/trends in coordination with management.* Participate in special projects and department initiatives as needed.* Communicate regularly with Manager, Senior Claims and Underwriting Managers on losses, reserving, coverage matters and any industry or claims trends.* Occasionally attend mediations/settlement conferences and successfully resolve claims.* Provide best-in-class claims service.Qualifications:*A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.*Minimum of 2 years of experience handling Employment Practices Liability, Miscellaneous Errors and Omissions, Lawyers, Accountants, Architects and Engineers, or related Professional Liability claims, or in private practice as an attorney in a related field.Other desired skills and characteristics:* Ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment.* Comfort level in remote and virtual work-from-home practice and platforms.* Prior exposure to employment law, public company and middle-market D&O or E&O matters a plus.* Ability to communicate across all levels of the organization and with external clients and others in a prompt, concise and appropriate manner.* Team player willing to proactively assist the wider organization as needed.* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.* Excellent time management skills.* Demonstrated negotiation and analytical skills.* Adjuster licenses where required (AXIS will work with the successful candidate to obtain licensure).For this position, we currently expect to offer a base salary in the range of $100,000 to $125,000 (NJ). The specific salary offer will be based on an assessment of a variety of factors including the experience of the successful candidate and their work location.In addition, all employees are eligible for competitive incentive targets, with awards based on overall corporate and individual performance. On top of this, we offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes medical plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and much more.

Keywords: axis Capital, Alpharetta , Claims Specialist, Employment Practices Liability (EPL), Human Resources , Alpharetta, Georgia

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