National Auto Hub Blend Claim Representative
I manage first- and third-party property damage and injury claims.
Receiving new claims that require a coverage review/investigation, contact with one or more parties and consistent follow-up. Effective time management is a huge part of success within a claim handling role.
Become familiar with your own policies (auto, renter's/homeowner's). Really read and understand what coverage you are paying for. If you have questions about your policy, call someone and ask (agent/broker, customer service, etc.). The policy is the foundation of our industry, so to know and understand your own policies will help you understand how to explain someone's policy to them.
Here's the first step for college students
Summer internships are an excellent opportunity to gain exposure, knowledge and practice within the insurance industry. They often lead to job offers, as well.
"Insurance companies are sneaky, and no one likes them."
Get to know the business, but more importantly, the company. Do your research on a company prior to applying through word-of-mouth, internet and friends/family/co-workers. Not all insurance companies are created or managed equally.
Realizing I was running out of time and money for grad school, I decided to pull the plug, and head into the working world. I now look back and see it as a step in the right direction, not a failure. I believe everything happens for a reason.