How to Become a Claims Director

Step 1: Understand the job description and responsibilities of a Claims Director

What does a Claims Director do?

A Claims Director directs and oversees the operations of an insurance claims department to meet operation, financial, and service requirements. Provides guidance and sets policies on insurance claims for personal, property, or casualty loss based on coverage, appraisal, and verifiable damage. Being a Claims Director is responsible for the strategic processing and payment of claims. Keeps abreast of any changes to legislation and regulations which pertain to insurance claims. Additionally, Claims Director provides guidance to subordinates on the most complex claims. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Claims Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Claims Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function.

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Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators evaluate insurance claims.

01/10/2020: Columbus, MS

Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators typically do the following.

02/08/2020: Sacramento, CA

Adjusters gather information—including photographs and statements, either written or recorded on audio or video—and put together a report for claims examiners to evaluate.

12/23/2019: Lafayette, LA

Some claims adjusters work as self-employed public adjusters.

02/22/2020: Everett, WA

Claims examiners review claims after they are submitted to ensure claimants and adjusters followed proper guidelines.

12/22/2019: Fort Wayne, IN
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Step 2: Learn best tips to become a Claims Director

Best tips for those who want to become a Claims Director

Here are some tips to become a Claims Director.

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Establish work-life balance for claims adjusters.

02/18/2020: Sioux City, IA

Make work meaningful for claims adjusters.

01/14/2020: Wilmington, DE

Your agent is not a claims adjuster and typically will give incorrect advice.

02/04/2020: Akron, OH
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Step 3: View best colleges and universities for Claims Director

Best colleges and universities for Claims Director

  • Butler University
  • Carroll College
  • Cooper Union
  • High Point University
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College

Step 4: Think about whether is it worth to be a Claims Director

Is being a Claims Director Worth it?

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12/15/2019: Bloomington, IN

Gohn also works as VFW Claims Director and VFW Service Officer for the state of Minnesota.

12/27/2019: Dallas, TX

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01/16/2020: Ogden, UT
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Step 5: Prepare relevant skills for being a Claims Director

What skills do you need to be a Claims Director?

Management is no easy task, and as such, the skill requirements for these types of roles vary greatly.  Chief skills for this role are: Business Operations, Operational Policy Development, Calculate Payments/Premiums, Claim Reviews, Claim Settlement Policies.  You would need to be proficient in the following: Insurance Claims Management Software.  Expertise in these areas will help you land this, or a similar role.

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Modify, monitor and improve dashboards and metrics for understanding claims process and progress.

01/19/2020: Fort Wayne, IN

Must possess computer skills and have the ability to learn Claims Management System and other property claim software applications.

01/13/2020: Bellingham, WA

Ability to analyze claims and information to facilitate decision-making.

01/16/2020: Beaumont, TX

Knowledge of and experience with construction defect claims a plus.

12/21/2019: Pittsfield, MA

Ability to work in the field and handle occasional claims when needed.

12/03/2019: Lynchburg, VA
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Step 6: View average salary for Claims Director

How much does a Claims Director make?

The average salary range for a Claims Director is from $128,225 to $170,457. The salary will change depending on your location, job level, experience, education, and skills.

Salary range for a Claims Director
$128,225 to $170,457

Step 7: Find relevant Claims Director jobs, and apply.

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Step 8: Explore Career Path of Claims Director

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