Sr. Claims Examiner, Med Mal

Markel Corporation Scottsdale, AZ
Company Information:

What we look for

Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of

customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Markel Style

The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.

Job Summary:

This position will be responsible for the resolution of high complexity and high exposure claims. The position will have increased responsibility for decision making within their authority and work with minimal oversight.


* Investigate, negotiate and resolve complex medical malpractice, specified medical, allied health, and senior care matters.

* Maintain and adhere to Markel's guidelines and procedures.

* Ensure proper adherence to internal large loss and claims review reporting requirements.

* Promptly communicate with Claims Manager on adverse case developments and provide information on pertinent issues affecting the Global Medical and Healthcare Practice Group business.

* Contribute to and assist in the implementation of a wide range of initiatives, strategies and action plans brought forth by the Claims Manager.

* Communicate with underwriting as needed to manage claims and to alert of any significant developments.

* Manage any TPA relationships to include reporting responsibilities.

* Participate in agent and insured related functions and meetings as required.

* Actively participate in the ongoing training and development activities of the Global Medical and Healthcare Practice Group as indicated by Claims Manager.


* 3-5+ years of medical malpractice claims and litigation experience required.

* College degree and/or professional designation required, JD preferred.

* Sound comprehension of coverage provided by healthcare related insurance policies.

* Excellent written and oral communication skills.

* Experience in determining contractual obligations, coverage analyses, and investigations.

* Ability to manage litigation, to establish loss and expense reserves and to evaluate issues of liability and damages in assigned matters.

* Ability to self-manage a high caseload through the use of creative and critical thinking.

* Ability to analyze complex issues and to convey summations of same to Managers and Director; willingness to develop resolution strategies and action plans in assigned matters.

* Travel required as necessary (approximately 20%).

"Why work for us?"

Diversity and inclusion

Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people's differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

Community involvement

Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

Commitment to open doors

Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style—some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Entrepreneurial spirit

As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.