RCIS Crop Claims Field Adjuster I at Zurich

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Location: Big Rapids, Michigan

Job Description:

Zurich is currently looking for a RCIS Crop Claims Field Adjuster I to join our Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS) team. RCIS is one of the leading crop insurance providers in the U.S. RCIS offers insurance protection in all 50 states through a national network of about 3,600 licensed agents. RCIS offers a wide range of private product coverages, including a diverse selection of named-peril options, supplemental and stand-alone insurance products as well as federal crop insurance plans through the United States Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency. Together with RCIS agents, we protect America's farmers and ranchers.

Zurich/RCIS is currently looking for a Crop Adjuster to work out of the state of Idaho and/or Washington. This incumbent will work from a home-based office. This position is scheduled to work 40 hours per week. Approximately 50% travel is expected to cover the territory.

The ideal candidate will need to live and service in the following Idaho/Washington areas: Idaho Counties: Idaho, Nez Perce, and/or Latah; and, Washington Counties: Adams, Asotin, and/or Whitman.

RCIS provides insurance and superior services through leading agents to protect America's farmers and ranchers. It's been an innovator in crop insurance since the crop insurance business was privatized by the federal government in 1980. Today it's one of the nation's largest crop insurance providers, offering risk management protection in all 50 states through a national network of about 4,000 professionally trained and licensed agents.

This is a great opportunity to serve the agricultural community.

As a Crop Adjuster, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • With minimal supervision, completes field inspections and related responsibilities such as reading maps and aerial photos, measuring fields, storage bins, and discussing findings of crop loss with farmers on the most complex non-routine, problematic claims including controversial claims.

  • Ability to convey complex regulations and interpretations to claimants, agents, and industry people on claim situations.

  • Performs fact finding regarding crop damage, records information and transmits loss information to accurately determine potential indemnities.

  • Gather relevant facts, utilizing applicable law and establishing basic principles of negligence.

  • Complete claim reviews and audits on lower-level adjusters as assigned.

  • Ensure legal compliance by maintaining a strong working knowledge of regulatory and company policies and procedures.

  • Contribute to the team effort by accomplishing related results and participating on projects as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more months of experience in the agricultural area

  • Crop Adjuster Proficiency Program Certification (CAPP) must be obtained with 180 days of hire date

  • Reliable personal transportation and travel within territory

  • Valid Driver's License

  • RCIS Crop Adjuster Physical Requirements: walk in agricultural fields up to 3 miles, climb agricultural storage bins up to 25 feet, lift 25 lbs. to 50 lbs., work outdoors in varying temperatures/weather conditions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with crops, such as wheat, barley, canola, and peas

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong organization and prioritization skills

  • Experience as a Crop Claims Field Adjuster

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq).

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers' expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

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