Senior Claims Examiner, Construction Defect

Markel Corporation Deerfield , IL 60015

Posted 2 months ago

Company Information:

What we look for

Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of

customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Markel Style

The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.

Job Summary:

This position will be responsible for the resolution of high complexity and high exposure claims. The position will have increased responsibility for decision making within their authority and work with minimal oversight. This position will handle complex construction defect claims.


  • Investigate, negotiate and settle claims as appropriate and in compliance with our Claim Quality Performance Objectives.

  • Maintain and adhere to Markel's guidelines and procedures.

  • Ensure proper adherence to internal reporting requirements.

  • Promptly communicate with Claims Manager on adverse case developments and provide information on pertinent issues affecting the lines of business

  • Contribute and assist in the implementation of a wide range of initiatives, discussion and action plans brought forth by the Claims Manager

  • Communicate with underwriting as needed to manage claims and to alert underwriters of any significant claim developments.

  • Effectively navigate through system applications, including those tools that shorten the claim life cycle.

  • Prepare claim reports and roundtable significant cases with Claims Management, Underwriting and Actuary.


  • 5+ years of insurance claim handling experience

  • Ability to identify pertinent coverage issues, and apply policy provisions to ensure proper claim handling

  • Experience in determining contractual obligations, coverage analyses, and investigations

  • Ability to proactively manage complex litigation, accurately set loss and expense reserves, independently evaluate both liability and case valuation, and aggressively negotiate matters to resolution with minimal oversight and direction

  • Ability to analyze and convey summations of complex issues; recognize alternative approaches and develop action plans, both orally and in written form

  • Experience handling complex construction defect claims

  • College degree required and professional designation preferred

  • Strong computer skills including a high degree of proficiency within Microsoft Office with ability to multitask efficiently across multiple systems and operations platforms

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to proactively self-manage an active caseload

  • Travel required as necessary for mediations and trials

"Why work for us?"

Diversity and inclusion

Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people's differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

Community involvement

Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

Commitment to open doors

Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Stylesome of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Entrepreneurial spirit

As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.

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Senior Claims Examiner, Construction Defect

Markel Corporation