Mgr Claims (Merrillville Indiana or Columbus Ohio)

Company Name:
NiSource Inc. is seeking a candidate to manage the general and auto liability, workers#39; compensation and other liability claims in a fast-paced corporate risk
environment. This position is accountable for coordination of claims management across outside vendors, operating companies and internal corporate customers while mitigating the financial risks of the organization. This position will report directly to the Director, Corporate Insurance and is responsible for the development and engagement of the claims management team.Responsibilities include:Directly responsible for the work product of the claims team, their professional development and level of employee engagementMonitor and audit liability and workersiquest; compensation claims for compliance with reserve policies and best practiceManagement of various Third-Party Administrator claims servicesMaintain favorable, proactive relationships with internal and external legal counselLiaise with NiSource business units on complex cases and serve as a resource to address their individual needs and concernsEnsure claims function is performing at or above relevant industry benchmarksInteraction with insurers, reinsurers and brokers to resolve coverage issuesRespond to data requests for insurance renewals,
accruals, benchmarking and program assessmentsUse RMIS
to track aggregates and supply inputs to monthly financial reportingiquest;Prepare and file accurate and timely reports to the various state Workersiquest; Compensation Boards on coverage and state-specific issuesiquest;Business travel estimated at 25% Location Merrillville
or Columbus Ohio
This position requires the following special skills/characteristics:Eight to ten years of liability claims experience with an energy or large industrial companyUndergraduate degree from a four year, accredited college or universityCPCU, ARM or other insurance designations preferredFull understanding of primary and excess liability insurance policies, including self-insured retention and high deductible programsWorking experience / knowledge with captive insurers and captive insurance programsWorking knowledge of differences across various state workersiquest; compensation boards within the NiSource footprintWorking knowledge of Risk Management Claims SystemsExcellent interpersonal negotiation skillsStrong written and oral presentation skillsiquest;Ability to work under pressureiquest;Ability to work in a team environmentiquest;Self-motivated and professional
NiSource companies are Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employers and do not discriminate in any employer/employee relations based on race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law. NiSource companies require all employees to adhere strictly to this policy.
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.
For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before March 27th, 2014 !

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