Current Opportunities - Des Moines
We are seeking a highly dependable and motivated professional to take on the role of Loss Control Consultant in the Commercial Property & Casualty Risk Management Division, in our West Des Moines office. We currently are seeking qualified candidates to fill two open Loss Control Consultant positions; one specializing in Construction and one specializing in Convenience Stores. If you are a safety and risk control specialist, we want to talk to you! BASIC FUNCTION: To provide high quality technical advice to clients to assist them in developing an effective loss control and risk management program in an effort to prevent accidents and injuries and reduce costs in accordance with the established procedures of Holmes, Murphy & Associates, Inc. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide support for the Property Casualty/Risk Management Division by delivering technical advice to clients to assist them in developing an effective loss control, risk management and/or safety program to prevent accidents/injuries and reduce costs in accordance with established procedures. Provide safety program organization and management advice and support in identifying and correcting possible unsafe areas or practices by performing on-site inspections. Prepare reports for client management indicating findings of audits of objectives and responsibilities. Perform research and follow-up for clients on safety related issues and questions. Perform on-site safety (mock OSHA) surveys for clients, including property and casualty. Set safety goals, provide resources and evaluate long-term performance. Provide on-site safety training seminars for client management and employees. Review client safety handbooks and materials, provide comments as necessary. Produce written loss control procedures and processes for clients. Provide safety training materials to client management for distribution to employees. Maintain current information on safety standards and procedures. Maintain active contacts within the industry to keep informed of practices at other insurance agencies. Complete Accident Trend Analysis as required. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum two to five years experience loss control, risk or safety representative. Ability to work with detail, follow directions and maintain a high level of accuracy. Ability to learn and utilize advance technology associated with job functions. Capable of exercising discretion in confidential matters and use independent judgment. Ability to type and use a personal computer utilizing various software packages, including but not limited, to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Ability to communicate well with persons at all levels of authority in writing, verbally, or in person. Ability to perform multiple duties simultaneously during peak periods. Willingness to pursue industry-related education and maintain active contacts in the industry. CSP, ARM or other designations desirable. Travel required.
Holmes Murphy & Associates is seeking a highly motivated insurance professional to act as a Claims Account Executive, helping manage the claim process for our Property Casualty division. If you have Commercial P&C claims experience and want to take your claims career to the next level, we want to speak to you! Basic Function: To provide high quality support to the Brokerage Property & Casualty department and its major segment clients by offering claim management process service as defined in the service plan developed in coordination with the client and account executive. Responsibilities: Demonstrate exceptional customer service and operate as an effective partner, to include: • Create, follow, and maintain a service schedule for claim related processes • Assist the client in analyzing and properly determining coverage • Educate the client about the claim process for various losses • Establish and enhance carrier claim relationships • Ensure proper communication between client and carrier and serve as the client advocate • Analyze loss trends • Participate in prospect meetings, give input to RFP and make presentations • Maintain active contacts within the industry to keep informed of industry best practices Qualifications: • College degree preferred. • Minimum five years of experience of Commercial Property Casualty insurance claims experience required, including multi-lines or workers’ compensation • AIC/CPCU or other insurance related education preferred • Active P&C insurance license or ability to obtain within three months of hire • Ability to communicate well • Excellent knowledge of standard claims processing procedures • Ability to use expertise and professional judgment in analyzing simple to complex coverage requirements, identifying appropriate resources and resolving complex insurance issues • Ability to travel as needed
We are seeking a highly dependable and motivated professional to take on the role of Assistant Account Manager to join the Employer Benefit Services, Ltd. (EBS) team in our West Des Moines office. If you excel in areas of communication, customer service and attention to detail and would like to develop a career in Employee Benefits for an “employer of choice” we want to talk to you! BASIC FUNCTION: The purpose of this position is to provide administrative support to an Account Manager with customer service, account management and renewal of assigned accounts. The Account Manager will assist Account Executives in the servicing and marketing of group employee benefit insurance programs in accordance with established objectives and procedures of Employer Benefit Services, Ltd. Responsibilities: • Assists with new and renewal business to include preparation of announcement materials, may conduct employee meetings and coordinating submissions to the insurance company. • After obtaining Iowa Insurance License, services clients by telephone and in person on issues such as, but not limited to: o Answer questions on benefits, eligibility, claims, delivering policies/endorsements, etc. • Communicates daily with insurance companies to ensure proper administration of accounts to include contract concerns, underwriting issues, claim situations, etc. • Assists Account Managers and/or Account Executives with preparation/creation of materials for sale presentations, utilizing software packages such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. • Maintain life/health files for clients, process applications, review and deliver policies, and perform policyholder service. • Ensure account accuracy to include reviewing; coverages, renewals, applications, new business submissions, as well as, checking upon receipt; policies, endorsements, premiums, invoicing, and spd’s. • Input new or amended benefits on the computer system to maintain accurate files on clients. • Creates, prepares, and analyzes claim information, as necessary. • Assist AE/SAM with marketing of new and renewal business to include gathering needed information, submission to carriers, and preparation of proposal to client. Qualifications: • Minimum of one year administrative/clerical experience, preferably in the insurance industry. • High school diploma required, college degree preferred. • Active Iowa Life & Health insurance license, or ability to obtain within three months of hire. • Professional designations such as CEBS or HIA helpful • Ability to operate a computer and working knowledge of various software packages such as Word and Excel. • Good understanding of effective customer service methods and the ability to apply this knowledge from the broker perspective. • Ability to work regular core hours Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM.
We are seeking a highly dependable and motivated professional to join the Property Casualty team as Account Manager/Policy Checker in our West Des Moines office. If you have excellent customer service skills, along with working knowledge of Property Casualty insurance, and are looking for an opportunity to grow with an Employer of Choice, we want to talk to you! BASIC FUNCTION: The purpose of this position is to evaluate the needs and risks of existing clients based on coverage bound by the Service Team. This role includes understanding the client’s business operation and the unique exposures applicable to that risk. The Account Manager Checker is also responsible for suggesting additional coverage and limits, based on their assessment from checking the policies. The above service will be provided in a professional and timely manner. Responsibilities: Account Administration: • Obtain received policies from CBDDoc to check following Holmes Murphy and Associates time standards. • Review insurance in place from based upon binding information of the Service Team. • Evaluate and recommend insurance options for clients to the Service Team. • Accountable for account accuracy by ensuring that items received by carriers are accurate and current to include: exposure schedules, policy formats, policy endorsements and premiums, per our binding request to the carriers. Client Service Duties: • If coverage is lacking, create activity and request corrections from carrier for the Service Team. • Maintain dedication to professional client service and operates as an effective partner with clients to include, but not limited to the following: • Consistently available for service teams inquiries, as well as responds to service team requests in a timely and professional manner • maintains an awareness of all service team issues • researches and investigates service team insurance issues • Proactively addresses issues and opportunities for enhanced service. • Identifies opportunities for the sale of additional lines of insurance, such as, coverage enhancements, endorsements, etc. by understanding client business needs and in fostering strong client relationships. Team Duties: • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with support staff outside the sales team to ensure customer needs are met. • Develops and maintains positive work relationships with team members to include; participating in team meetings, providing back up when necessary, communicating information, and effectively problem solving as situations arise. • Mentors and works closely with Service Teams to encourage compliance and team building. Qualifications: • Minimum 3 year’s P&C insurance experience. • High school diploma required; college degree preferred. • General knowledge of property casualty coverages and the ability to apply that knowledge in the performance of the job duties. • Ability to read, understand and analyze property casualty coverages, forms, and policies. • Ability to learn to develop insurance markets, to analyze simple to complex coverage requirements, to identify appropriate resources, and to resolve insurance issues. • Ability to acquire and maintain an active Iowa property/casualty insurance agent’s license. • Excellent communication skills and the ability to apply these skills in either verbal or written form when interacting with various clients, company personnel, and team members. • Ability to work effectively both independently as well as in a team environment to attain team and Agency goals. • Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks/duties simultaneously. • Working knowledge of various software packages such as, SAGITTA, WORD and EXCEL. • Active Commercial Lines P&C insurance license, or the ability to acquire license within three months of hire.
We are searching for a dedicated career professional to take on the role of a Client Service Assistant in our Property Casualty division in our West Des Moines office. Responsibilities: • Provide support for the Property Casualty/Risk Management Division by assisting the Client Service Executives with client service duties as follows • Processing endorsements, certificates, and invoices • Ordering and suspending policy changes • Maintaining and updating computer records with accuracy Requirements: • High school diploma required; college degree preferred • A minimum of two year’s property casualty insurance experience, agency experience preferred • Ability to work independently and in a team environment • Excellent customer service skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and complete duties in a professional and timely manner • Ability to operate a computer and working knowledge of various software packages, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Experience using Sagitta a plus • Active Commercial P&C insurance license or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire
To handle all workers’ compensation claims and related activity for designated accounts and to coordinate the activities, workflow, and delivery of worker’s compensation claim services for the department. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Receives, gathers and accurately transmits workers’ compensation information to the company, from communications with the insured, claimants, and internal staff in a timely manner. • Investigate, evaluate, and resolve lost time Workers’ Compensation claims, including litigated claims. • Mediates situations as they arise between the insured and the insurance company, to include researching coverage issues. • Enters and maintains accurate information on a computer system during the claim process, to include final settlement information. • Generates checks for indemnity and medical payments daily. • Compiles and interprets Workers’ compensation reports on designated accounts, as requested. • Meets with clients to discuss on-going claims or to review claim history, to include but not limited to: coverage issues, preparing proposals, processing renewals, and answering clients inquires. • Ability to adjudicate lost time claims in multiple jurisdictions. Qualifications: • Minimum of five year’s claim management experience with strong background in Workers’ Compensation coverage. • A high school diploma or GED equivalent required, college degree preferred. • Jurisdictional expertise and required licensing as needed in MA, PA, VT, ME, RI, NY • Knowledge of workers’ compensation insurance coverage and the ability to apply knowledge in the performance of the job duties. • Skillful knowledge of claims processing procedures. • Ability to work with persons under adverse or highly emotional conditions. • Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks/duties simultaneously. • Excellent communication skills and ability to operate personal computer. • Willingness to pursue industry-related education. • Ability to travel limited amount to our home office in Des Moines, IA
We are seeking a highly dependable and motivated sales professional to take on the role of Account Executive on the construction specialization team. If you are highly motivated, have knowledge of the construction industry and commercial lines property casualty insurance products, are eager to take your sales career to the next level, and are looking for an opportunity to grow with an Employer of Choice, we want to talk to you! We have offices in several locations including Des Moines, Omaha, Cedar Rapids, Sioux Falls, Kansas City, Saint Louis and Dallas and would be willing to be flexible with location for the right candidate. BASIC FUNCTION: Set and achieve goals to grow revenues profitably through adding to a book of business with new clients and maintaining a consultative role with current clients within the construction book of business. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop and implement sales strategies, which result in achieving (or exceeding) new sales volume and profitability objectives. • Actively generate new sales leads through community activities, association meetings and qualified sales calls. Obtain expiration dates and other personal or company historical information to pre-qualify prospects. • Integrate all departments with accounts for the purpose of assuring long-lasting customer relationships and exceeding customer expectations. • Provide accurate and complete information on potential accounts and renewal accounts to the assigned account manager for the purpose of developing a complete insurance program presentation. • Help market these accounts, present proposals to prospects and clients, close sale, deliver policies. • Handles complex processing and claim situations with client and/or company personnel. • Responsible for collection of all premiums, including audits made subsequent to policy issuance, on all new accounts produced. (If Agency billed) • Maintains production reports and attends sales meetings as required. • Promotes the agency and the insurance industry in the community. • Participates in company and agency sales goals. QUALIFICATIONS: • College degree, preferred. • Active Property/Casualty Insurance agent license, or able to obtain upon hire. • Minimum 4 years similar sales experience, preferably in property casualty insurance and knowledge of construction industry. • Highly motivated and eager to succeed. • Excellent communication skills and the ability to apply these skills in either verbal or written form when interacting with various clients, company personnel, and team members. • The ability to work with detail, follow directions and maintain a high level of accuracy. • The ability to learn standard underwriting procedures. • The ability to travel and meet with prospects and clients to provide presentations on proposals as well as to conduct client meetings, as necessary. • Ability to operate a computer and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. • Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks/duties simultaneously. Holmes Murphy offers a competitive benefits and salary package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Holmes Murphy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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