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Total Loss Settlement Specialist

Date Posted: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Freeport, IL, US, 61032

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : Illinois : Freeport  


Role Value Proposition: 

This position supports the Metlife’s core values of putting the customer first, being the best, making things easier and succeeding together by providing a caring representative of Metlife to guide the customer through the claim process while working together on process improvements with the customer at the center of all our decisions. In this role you will negotiate and pay automobile claims when damage is too extensive to repair.

Key responsibilities:


  • Serves as Initial Loss contact with the customer. Under minimal supervision, negotiates and pays complex and/or sensitive automobile claims when damage is too extensive to repair.
  • Receives total loss claim referrals from an Appraiser, Adjuster, GRP, or Material Damage Specialist. Negotiates and processes total loss claims by verifying automobile options, determining the value of the automobile, discussing and negotiating a settlement with the customer, and processing the settlement. Researches and settles any value disputes with the customer.
  • Expert in ORS, basic transportation, V550 application, Gap claims, title branding, borderline total losses.
  • Determines rental cutoff and sends out rental cutoff letter.
  • Maintains the salvage log and processes the salvage proceeds.  Transfers titles and all paperwork. Completes form letters and contacts insured’s or claimants to follow up and provide the status of their claim. May act as a unit team lead under the direction of the unit Supervisor.
  • May participate in or lead special tasks and/or unit projects as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned or required. 


 Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


 Required Qualifications:


  • 3-5 years of relevant business experience
  • Computer savvy. Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking skills. Detail oriented
  • Ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task


 Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Claims/Insurance experience
  • Strong negotiating skills



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 

MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Nearest Major Market: Freeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Rockford