Inside Appraiser

American Access Casualty Company Downers Grove, IL
American Access Casualty Company (AACC) is a fast-growing, highly successful private passenger automobile insurance company located in the western suburbs of Chicago. Our mission is to be "driven to do the right thing at every turn." To deliver on that mission and continue our growth, we are looking for highly-motivated employees that can grow with us.

We are currently seeking talented and self-motivated people to be Claims Appraisers servicing our Illinois/Indiana market.

Responsibilities include:

* Examine damaged vehicle to determine extent of structural, body, mechanical, electrical, or interior damage

* Estimate parts and labor to repair damage, using standard automotive labor and parts-cost manuals and knowledge of automotive repair

* Determine salvage value on total-loss vehicles

* Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair-cost estimates and recommendations

* Review repair-cost estimates with automobile-repair shop to secure agreement on cost of repairs

* Build and maintain strong relationships with high quality body shops


* 5-8 years of writing auto damage estimates and/or equivalent body shop experience

* High school diploma is required and some college preferred

* Excellent working knowledge of an estimating system, CCC1 highly preferred

* Knowledge of all I-Car practices and procedures

* Strong understanding of the local market place

* Customer-focused orientation modeling patience and empathy

* Excellent written and oral communication skills with individuals from all backgrounds

* Ability to manage schedule including working effectively from a home office

* Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred but not required

Benefits available for full time employees

* Generous paid time off package

* Medical & Dental Plans

* 401(k) Retirement Plan

* Company paid STD/LTD

* Company paid life insurance