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Auto Field Appraiser - NYC & Long Island

Company: The Hanover Insurance Group
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

For more than 160 years, The Hanover has been committed to delivering on our promises and being there when it matters the most. We live our values every day, demonstrating we CARE through our values, ESG initiatives and IDE journey.

Our Claims team is currently seeking Auto Field Appraiser in the 5 boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and surrounding counties. This is a full time, non-exempt role.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The position is responsible for all aspects of the appraisal process for damage included but not limited to automobiles, trucks, motor homes, travel trailers, motorcycles and snowmobiles. Responsibilities include physical inspection of vehicle damage, written documentation of damage, appraisal of repair costs, negotiation of cost-effective repair alternatives according to Company guidelines, entry of appraisal into Company system, and timely completion of assignments. Company vehicle provided.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

  • Perform physical inspections of vehicle damage as part of claim adjusting process; may handle inspections associated with highly complex claims with minimal oversight.
  • Prepare written repair cost estimates, applying Company guidelines and State regulations and exercising independent judgment when warranted.
  • Negotiate cost-effective repair figures according to Company guidelines and State regulations.
  • Perform timely supplemental inspections of additional damage discovered during course of repair.
  • Demonstrate awareness of and identifies fraud indicators.
  • Apply knowledge of basic policy coverage.
  • Be responsible for completing field appraisals on an automated appraisal system at the time of inspection or estimate review.
  • Be responsible for determination of actual cash values for total loss vehicles.WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY:
    • 3 - 5 years of related appraisal experience, preferably with an insurance carrier.
    • High school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred.
    • With minimal oversight, performs work independently within specified limits and authority.
    • Shows a willingness to adapt to new or different changing situations, requirements or priorities.
    • Must be flexible with respect to work scheduling issues or changes that may arise unexpectedly due business needs or demands.
    • Ability to negotiate skillfully in difficult situations with both internal and external groups.
    • A valid State driver's license, clear MVR, and Appraisal License.
    • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to deal with conflict and resolve issues promptly and fairly is key.
    • Familiarity with CCC One or another auto estimating system required along with Windows proficiency, Excel and Word.This job posting provides cursory examples of some of the job duties associated with this position. The examples provided are not complete, and the position may entail other essential and job-related functions and responsibilities that employees will be required to perform.

      CAREER DEVELOPMENT:
      It's not just a job, it's a career, and we are here to support you every step of the way. We want you to be successful and fulfilled. Through on-the-job experiences, personalized coaching and our robust learning and development programs, we encourage you - at every level - to grow and develop.

      BENEFITS:
      We offer comprehensive benefits to help you be healthy, build financial security, and balance work and home life. At The Hanover, you'll enjoy what you do and have the support you need to succeed.

      Benefits include:
      • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
      • 401K with a company match
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • PTO
      • Company paid holidays
      • Flexible work arrangements
      • Cultural Awareness Day in support of IDE
      • On-site medical/wellness center (Worcester only)
      • Click here for the full list of BenefitsVaccination Status:
        Hanover has enacted policies and protocols throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to promote employee health and safety. To that end, all employees are expected to provide true and accurate information regarding their vaccine status, and when requested, employees are expected to provide proof of such status. Hanover recognizes employee privacy concerns and only provides vaccine status information on a need-to-know basis. The Hanover complies with all federal, state and local laws, and with respect to such laws related to COVID-19 health and safety, it is typical for there to be a distinction in compliance obligations between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Therefore, various Hanover policies and requirements are connected to vaccine status, including but not limited to, the company's Facial Coverings and Social Distancing policy. Employees declining to provide information related to their vaccine status, will be considered unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated for the purposes of The Hanover's COVID-19 health and safety policies and protocols.

        Please be advised that while Hanover does not expect to institute a vaccine mandate at this time, Hanover encourages employees to get vaccinated and boosted, and provides paid time off to both obtain and recover from the vaccine(s) and booster(s).

        EEO statement:
        The Hanover values diversity in the workplace and among our customers. The company provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants on the basis of experience, training, education, and ability to do the available work without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, ancestry or any other status protected by law.

        Furthermore, The Hanover Insurance Group is committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment based on national origin, race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law."

        As an equal opportunity employer, Hanover does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities who wish to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, or to perform essential job functions, should contact us at: HRServices@hanover.com and include the link of the job posting in which you are interested.

        Privacy Policy:
        To view our privacy policy and online privacy statement, click here.

        Applicants who are California residents: To see the types of information we may collect from applicants and employees and how we use it, please click here.

Keywords: The Hanover Insurance Group, Greenwich , Auto Field Appraiser - NYC & Long Island, Other , Greenwich, Connecticut

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