Advisor-Work Comp C&L

at FedEx Freight, Inc. in Harrison, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Position will be a remote work arrangement with the domicile being any US based city/state.

Manage and control the administration of serious, complex litigated and non-litigated workers' compensation claims and related statutorily derivative liability claims. Evaluate the exposure associated with those claims and decide the appropriate course of action to best protect FedEx Freight from undue loss and to mitigate associated costs.

1. Manage and control the administration of workers' compensation claims and litigation with high financial exposure presented against or by FedEx Freight and other serious matters of significant complexity in assigned jurisdictions.
2. Investigate, direct, identify and evaluate coverage, liability, compensability, and damages; establish proper financial reserves on assigned claims, reporting to management when required; and identify and evaluate subrogation and recovery rights and sources, pursuing recovery as appropriate. 3. Negotiate and resolve claims within the company's deductible with settlement authority up to $250,000 or with additional authority secured from management when needed, and monitor resolution of claims in excess of deductible, intervening as necessary to protect the company's assets.
4. Manage and control the activities of vendors on assigned claims, and conduct claim audits to measure vendor performance.
5. Respond on behalf of the company to discovery requests; attend depositions, hearings, mediations, trials, and other legal proceedings to resolve complex litigation.
6. Report to excess insurance carriers as necessary on assigned claims in order to meet contractual reporting obligations under our insurance policies.
7. Implement and monitor effectiveness of claims cost containment programs and processes and procedures to ensure compliance with laws, rules and regulations governing self-insurance claims administration. Represent FedEx Freight in audits conducted by state agencies; respond to auditors' findings; and act as liaison between FedEx Freight and state agencies in assigned jurisdictions.
8. Evaluate the impact of existing and proposed state legislation, rules, and regulations, as well as new case decisions and developments; communicate findings to management; and support government affairs and management in developing and implementing specific legislative strategies.
9. Train and provide direction and support to FedEx Freight managers, employees, third party administrators, and other internal and external customers with respect to workers compensation laws, regulations, policies, procedures, injury reporting, and claims handling.
10. Coordinate return to work/modified duty and employee benefits with other departments and/or their vendors, where applicable.
11. Comply with all applicable laws/regulations, as well as company policies/procedures.
12. Perform other assignments (or duties) as required.

Disclaimer: This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience plus five (5) years workers' compensation experience, directing serious injury claims and litigation of significant exposure and complexity on a regional or national level including responsibility for reserving and payment accuracy.
* Experience in negotiation and resolution of subrogation/recovery claims involving legal action preferred.
* Experience in negotiation and resolution of litigated claims including utilizing Alternative Dispute Resolution methods.
* In-depth knowledge of workers' compensation, contract, tort, damages, agency, subrogation, contribution/indemnity, insurance and other applicable/related laws, as well as related concepts and practices.
* In-depth knowledge of medical terminology and procedures with successful completion of medical terminology course(s) preferred.
* Excellent analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills.
* Excellent leadership, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and effectively manage changing priorities.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly, professionally and empathetically; including presentation skills.
* Professional designation in claims and/or insurance preferred.
* In-depth knowledge of state laws / legal process regarding Workers Compensation.
* Experience and ability to use Microsoft Office Software, including but not limited to; Word, Excel, and Outlook.

* Must be able to travel

FedEx Freight is an Equal Opportunity Employer,... For full info follow application link.

FedEx Freight is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran.

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Job Posting: 3555727

Posted On: Sep 24, 2022

Updated On: Oct 03, 2022