We’re hiring a Remote Auto Damage Appraiser in San Diego, CA

The company: Root is a company of 300 and (mindfully) growing. In March of 2015, we set out to build an insurance solution that did two things: 1) gave an unprecedented easy user experience and 2) used modern data to more accurately predict risk. We created a mobile car insurance app, and we changed the entire industry in the process.

The culture: Root is a venture-backed technology company. Our early signs of success are in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building it. We look for individuals who can find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity and rigor. We expect every team member to lead with empathy and respect.

The role: As a Remote Auto Damage Appraiser, you’ll play a critical role in enforcing the fundamental fairness 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 how that best aligns with our product. Our goal is to leverage technology, data, and a team of highly talented people to build a claims experience that is recognized as number 1 in the industry.  

Schedule: 9:30a-6:00p, (MST) - Monday-Friday

Responsibilities:

  • Delivers an industry-leading claim experience for all policyholders and claimants
  • Writes, reviews and/or issues payment for vehicle repairs or vehicle replacement
  • Creates accurate vehicle repair estimates based upon owner-provided vehicle damage photos and other supporting documentation
  • Reviews supplemental requests for additional repairs or parts usage
  • Negotiates and settles total loss situations with policyholders and claimants
  • Prepares salvage vehicles for auction and oversees the end-to-end salvage process
  • Consistently makes prompt and courteous contact with every claim customer
  • Maintains and updates a diary/schedule for each claim in the appraiser’s pending
  • Responds to claim correspondence in a timely fashion with very high quality
  • Coordinates the repair of damaged vehicles, and assists with rental reimbursement
  • Provides input for continuous development of claims guidelines and best practices
  • Recommends potential product developments and process improvements
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with customers, peers, vendors and managers
  • Engages 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

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • 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 optionsHigh sense of professionalism while remaining empathetic
  • Familiarity with claims best practices required
  • Curious in natureGreat attention to detail
  • Ability to approach problems with an open mind
  • Able to attend Arbitrations or Hearings in your area

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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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If you’d like to be a part of what we are building but don’t see an opening that suits you, email us at [email protected].