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Claims Manager

Location:
Baldwin, New York, 11510, United States
Posted:
July 23, 2010
Email:
drk878@r.postjobfree.com
Contact Info:
**********@*****.***


LOUIS R. VEGA
**** ******** ******
BALDWIN, NY *1510
917-***-****
drk878@r.postjobfree.com

BACKGROUND SUMMARY

New York licensed Insurance Broker with broad industry experience in Commercial and Personal Lines Coverages. Insurance Liability Claims Manager with experience in the development of claims adjustment processes and high exposure claims litigation management. New York licensed Independent Casualty Adjuster.

Personal strengths include excellent communication skills and effective staff management. Can implement effective interdepartmental relationships with Operations, Underwriting, Legal and external Insurance Brokers to advance company goals.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

• Insurance Broker with Commercial Lines coverage specialization.

• Five years of Claims Management experience in the development and implementation of claims procedures in the adjustment of Commercial Auto, Personal Injury Protection and Claims Litigation Management.

EXPERIENCE

03/06 to Present
Insurance Broker and Independent Casualty Adjuster
LRV Associates, Baldwin, NY
Consultant for all types insurance risk exposures and securing of commercial and personal lines insurance coverage for various clients in New York.

Independent Casualty Adjuster conducting all types of risk investigations in New York City and Nassau County for insurance carriers, self-insurers and TPAs’.

10/01 to 02/06
Commercial Auto Liability Claims Manager
Hereford Insurance Company, Long Island City, NY,
Conceptualized and implemented all claims departmental procedures for Hereford Insurance Company as a startup company.

Managerial responsibilities included the staffing, setup of daily procedures and claims adjustment processes for mail intake, First Report, No-Fault, Property Damage, Bodily Injury and Claims Litigation Units.

Directly responsible for implementation of the company’s Best Practice claims adjusting, loss reserving, loss trends reporting and department productivity. Instrumental in the implementation of the company’s computerized Claims Management System.

08/92 to 09/01
Independent Insurance Broker & Casualty Adjuster
LRV Associates, Baldwin, NY
Provided insurance brokered services to various clients seeking auto and commercial insurance. Independent Claims Adjuster provided in-house casualty claims adjustments services for TPA, Zurich-REM, in the settlement and mediation of litigated casualty claims files. Contracted with Allstate Adjusters in settlement of high exposure casualty and property claims files; claims management system integration resulting from the corporate mergers of CNA and Continental Insurance Company. Provided claims services to CNA Insurance as a CAT team member due to the 1996 Mid-Atlantic winter storms.

06/89 to 07/92
Senior Claims Representative and Account Executive
Seneca Insurance Company, New York, NY
Adjusted multi-state commercial insurance claims files in litigation to conclusion. Represented company and advised insurance brokers on company products and underwriting procedures. Expanded company insurance agent associates and increased commercial insurance coverage sales.

05/86 to 06/89
Senior Claims Representative
Aetna Life & Casualty Commercial Claims, New York, NY
Managed assigned commercial claims files in litigation related to Construction, Labor Law Workers’ Compensation 1B Coverage; Professional Liability, Completed Operations, and Product Liability exposures. Performed and assigned field investigations and managed claims litigation on all assigned files.

02/84 to 05/86
Claims Representative
Nationwide Insurance Company, New York, NY
Adjusted and investigated first and third party commercial property and casualty claims and first party personal lines claim files.

06/81 to 02/84
Multi-Line Claims Adjuster
Allstate Insurance Company, Elmhurst, NY
Multi-Line Claims Adjuster
Responsible for adjustment of first and third party private passenger auto, no-fault and homeowner claims.

EDUCATION
Fordham University, BA Communications
New York State Licensed Insurance Broker, Independent Casualty Adjuster