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The Position.

As a Remote Claims Auto Damage Appraiser, you’ll play a critical role in enforcing the fundamental fairness values on which our company was founded.  You’ll be asked to push the boundaries of what’s required and to think critically as to what our customers want and to how that best aligns with our product.  By collecting information, making recommendations for claims processes to iterate towards automation and further develop our app features, you’ll be helping to build and enhance an entirely new insurance experience from the ground up. This role is vital to Root’s success as we continue to rapidly grow and is largely responsible for our bottom line.

What you'll be doing:

  • Deliver an industry-leading claim experience for all policyholders and claimants
  • Write, review and/or issue payment for vehicle repairs or vehicle replacement
  • Create accurate vehicle repair estimates based upon owner-provided vehicle damage photos and other supporting documentation
  • Review supplemental requests for additional repairs or parts usage
  • Prepare total loss evaluations for policyholders and claimants
  • Prepare salvage vehicles for auction and oversees the end-to-end salvage process
  • Consistently make prompt and courteous contact with every claim customer
  • Maintain and updates a diary/schedule for each claim in the appraiser’s pending
  • Respond to claim correspondence in a timely fashion with very high quality
  • Coordinate the repair of damaged vehicles, and assists with rental reimbursement
  • Provide input for continuous development of claims guidelines and best practices
  • Recommend potential product developments and process improvements
  • Interact and communicate effectively with customers, peers, vendors and managers
  • Engage in learning opportunities to build knowledge of personal lines claims, court decisions impacting the claims function, current guidelines in claims function, and policy changes and modifications

What we're looking for.

  • 1+  years of successful experience handling insurance claims writing estimates, approving supplements, coordinating rental extensions, and negotiating final settlement of total losses
  • Strong experience using CCC software in writing estimates, selecting parts, handling supplements and evaluating total losses
  • Experience handling both drive-in appointments and field inspections
  • Currently licensed in home state if your state requires an Adjuster or Appraiser License 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain insurance licenses in several states within three months
  • Strong technical understanding of repair process and alternative parts options
  • High sense of professionalism while remaining empathetic
  • Familiarity with claims best practices required
  • Curious in nature
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to approach problems with an open mind
  • Able to attend Arbitrations or Hearings in your area

Get In Touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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Join us

At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy—for assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless. Impact—by challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business. Collaboration—we encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn. People—we are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.

The people of Root

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