AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.

  • GL Claims Adjuster II Construction Defect

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. a fast growing commercial insurance company has an immediate need for a GL Claims Adjuster II (Construction Defect) in the Chicago, IL office.  


    Position Overview:

    Responsible for the prompt and efficient examination, investigation and settlement or declination of insurance claims through effective research, negotiation and interaction with insureds and claimants, ensuring that company resources are utilized in a cost effective manner in the process.






    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for handling moderate-to-high complexity commercial claims;expertise in coverage and particularly in construction defect claims. 
    • Makes timely and appropriate contacts with interested parties, including, but not limited to the insured, claimant/attorney, witnesses and producers. 
    • Determines, reviews and analyzes coverages that may or may not apply to the claim; Plans, executes and reviews investigations-coverage, liability and/or damages – including the securing of a signed or recorded statement of the insured, claimant and/or witnesses. 
    • Discusses possible coverage issues with supervisor and drafts coverage positions as applicable. Obtains medical records and reports; police ambulance and agency reports; photographs and measurements; and, expert assistance/testimony.
    • Applies facts, as determined by contacts and investigation, to the law of a particular jurisdiction to properly evaluate exposure. 
    • Establishes indemnity and expense reserves as the claim transpires. 
    • Controls and manages claims-related expenses; determines and executes plans of action to resolution, including the avoidance/minimization of litigation.
    •  Works with and actively monitors and manages defense counsel. 
    • Minimizes losses through identification of subrogation and prompt disposition.
    • Identifies issues (coverage, liability, damages, handling) and seeks appropriate guidance and communicates pursuant to authority structure. 
    • Determines and fulfills reporting requirements to supervisor/manager, Home Office, SIU, client companies and reinsurers.


    Skills/Education/Experience Required:

    1. Minimum of 7 years of General Liability Claims handling experience, including litigation.
    2. Claims certification from the Insurance Institute of America or equivalent education.
    3. Possess strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
    4. Have strong decision making ability.
    5. Knowledge of PC operating system applications, Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.
    6. Provide a high degree of customer service.
    7. Possess superior mathematical skills.
    8. Possess superior verbal and written communication skills.
    9. Ability to work in a fast-paced, growing and changing environment with shifting priorities.
    10. Ability to prioritize work, organize time, and balance multiple responsibilities.



    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
    • 5-7 years of liability claim handling experience.





    What We Offer

    AmTrust Financial Services offers a competitive compensation package and excellent career advancement opportunities.  Our benefits include: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, 401k Savings Plans, Paid Vacation and Holidays.





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