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How to Become a Claims Examiner

BY: Career Advice | Category: Careers | Submitted: 2010-12-10 23:03:09
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Article Summary: "A claims examiner job can be very rewarding. Read on to know more about this profession and how to become a claims examiner..."

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A claims examiner is a person who is mainly involved in the process of making sure that the people who have insured various things and have suffered a loss due to destruction of the insured goods are given a settlement. They are usually appointed by the insurance company and they are involved in the process of checking if the claims are true or not. Then if they find that the claims are true, they are the ones who also appraise the value of the things that were destroyed and recommend the amount for which the company has to settle the amount.

The truth about the claims examiner is that they can either be independent in their work for they can also work for the company that has appointed them. The insurance company usually has an in house examiner, though there are instances where a freelancer is used. The important aspect about the examiner is that the person should not be biased to the company or to the person who has put in a claim. Instead, the person should be neutral and try to be fair in their report.

The claims examiner is a person who is not only involved in the settlement of claims as far as the property is concerned, but the person is also the one who is involved in the process of settling claims as far as other insurances like the personal insurances.

The process of becoming a claims examiner:

1. Decision: the first step in the process of becoming a claims examiner is that the person should make sure as to what kind of work that he is interested in. The person can either work as a freelancer or look for opportunities or the person can try to join a company and work there. Each of these has their own advantages and disadvantages. Once the decision is made as to what kind of work the person will do, he goes to the next stage.

2. Education: It would be very good for the person to have a degree in the business. This is because the education will help in the running of the regular business. Though the education in any particular business is not needed, it is important that the education in business is completed as this will give an additional qualification for the particular person.

3. Computer skills: These days, all the activities are done on the computer. So, it would be very important for the person to learn the various computer skills. This will help in making the person have a great advantage in doing the job successfully. Technology is very important in the work of a claims examiner.

4. Certification: Though certification is not very important in some countries and states, there are other places where the certification is very important. So, it should be known if the certification in the particular place is needed and if it is needed, then the person should get the certification to be a successful person in the job. The person can also join any association that is involved in the claims settlement business as this will give the person an additional foothold.

These are the various things that a person has to do to become a claims examiner. Success in the job also comes with all these activities mentioned above.

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