We’re hiring a Claims Attorney in Greater Phoenix Area, AZ

The Company: Root is a venture-backed technology company founded on the belief that insurance is a broken industry, and we set out to change it. By getting to the “root” of the issue—the unfair, archaic, complicated insurance business model—and solving it entirely, we set out to transform the insurance world.

We believe our customers deserve insurance that is:
Fair. We lean on data, not demographic labels.
Affordable. We base rates on good driver performance.
Personal. We give our customers the power to affect their rates.
Easy. We create an intuitive experience.
Accessible. We make information clear.
Beyond. We are never, ever satisfied with the status quo.

The Culture: Root has been rapidly growing for the last few years. 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 passionate problem solvers who can find solutions by moving through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity and rigor. We work together as one team and expect every team member to lead with empathy and courage.

The Role: We are seeking a Claims Attorney who will play a critical role in enforcing the fundamental fairness values on which Root was founded.  You’ll be asked to think critically about the needs of our customers, and the Claims operation. The ideal candidate for this role will be adaptable, open to new ideas, and demonstrate excellent decision making and judgment skills. This is an exciting opportunity to help the Company continue 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 expand into new markets.

Travel: Occasional travel may be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Contributes experienced insight towards claim coverage decisions, contract interpretation, and litigated claims
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for policy contract questions and provides written coverage opinions when required
  • Responsible for the management and oversight of certain bad faith litigation
  • Provide legal analysis, advice and support to Claims on claim-handling strategies.
  • Provide advice and support to Claims on good faith claims-handling.
  • Provide legal analysis and advice to Claims regarding developments in statutory and case law.
  • Prepare and present internal training to Claims on legal issues pertaining to applicable insurance laws and litigation.
  • Draft and edit form letters,  
  • Provides input for continuous development of claims guidelines and best practices
  • Recommends potential product developments and process improvements
  • Provides technical claims recommendations in an effort to improve case outcomes
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with claims leadership and business partners

Desired qualifications, skills, and mindset:

  • J.D. with an active license to practice law 
  • 5+ years of relevant experience 
  • California claim/litigation experience preferred 
  • Strong technical understanding of property and casualty principles
  • Ability to build collaborative working relationships
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively in a matrixed environment
  • High sense of professionalism 
  • Great attention to detail
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently and effectively prioritize work
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and quickly adapt when changes occur
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to approach problems with an open mind

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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].