What do Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators do?
Investigate, analyze, and determine the extent of insurance company's liability concerning personal, casualty, or property loss or damages, and attempt to effect settlement with claimants. Correspond with or interview medical specialists, agents, witnesses, or claimants to compile information. Calculate benefit payments and approve payment of claims within a certain monetary limit.
- Examine claims forms and other records to determine insurance coverage.
- Investigate and assess damage to property and create or review property damage estimates.
- Interview or correspond with claimants, witnesses, police, physicians, or other relevant parties to determine claim settlement, denial, or review.
- Review police reports, medical treatment records, medical bills, or physical property damage to determine the extent of liability.
- Negotiate claim settlements and recommend litigation when settlement cannot be negotiated.
- Analyze information gathered by investigation, and report findings and recommendations.
- Interview or correspond with agents and claimants to correct errors or omissions and to investigate questionable claims.
- Prepare report of findings of investigation.
- Refer questionable claims to investigator or claims adjuster for investigation or settlement.
- Collect evidence to support contested claims in court.
- Obtain credit information from banks and other credit services.
- Examine titles to property to determine validity and act as company agent in transactions with property owners.
- Communicate with former associates to verify employment record and to obtain background information regarding persons or businesses applying for credit.
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