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  • Posted: May 25, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Santam Limited is the largest short-term insurer in South Africa, with a market share in excess of 22%, providing short-term insurance products through broker networks and direct sales channels. The company was established in 1918 and offers personal, commercial, and corporate insurance solutions. Santam is a subsidiary of Sanlam Limited and has been listed ...
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    Merit Field Assessor (Accident)

    What will you do?

    Santam’s Merit Claims department have a position available for Motor Merit Field Assessor in Johannesburg. 

    The Merit Field Investigator will ensure that all flagged and segmented claims are comprehensively investigated to achieve conclusive results. The successful incumbent will maintain credibility by ensuring that all investigations are conducted in accordance with the Santam Claims Policy and Philosophy and Standard Operating Procedures and appropriate forensic investigation practices.

    What will make you successful in this role?

    •     Handling of disputes that could arise between Motor merit field and intermediaries and / or claimants.
    •     Investigate and collate information on flagged claims.
    •     Conduct a field investigation on the claim.
    •     Review the claims documents and photos to validate the claim.
    •     Handle claim queries within the agreed service levels.
    •     Handle customers effectively and fairly in line with TCF.
    •     Finalisation of completed investigations within the agreed turnaround times.
    •     Regular liaison with management and staff at all levels of the company regarding high risk claims escalated/ flagged.
    •     Consultation with clients, Third parties, Business and Business Partners on a continuous basis regarding fraud and irregularities.
    •     Regular liaison with counterparts at other insurers.
    •     Regular liaison with Santam Forensic Services.
    •     Maintaining relationships with external resources as part collaboration, source of information and investigation purposes.

    Qualifications and Experience

    •     Matric/ Grade 12
    •     Tertiary National Diploma or University Degree would be advantageous
    •     Short Term Motor Insurance experience 3 years or more
    •     2-3 years’ claims experience 
    •     Understanding of how to handle Motor Claims 
    •     Previous experience in the investigation of motor claims
    •     Strong analytical abilities and evaluate trends objectively

    Knowledge and Skills

    •     Investigative skills 
    •     Administrative and Merit examination
    •     Excellent customer service skills and proven experience
    •     Basic Investigation of Claims 
    •     Insurance knowledge Motor and Quality management
    •     An inquisitive mind and good questioning skills

    Core Competencies

    • Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently
    • Customer focus - Contributing independently
    • Drives results - Contributing independently
    • Collaborates - Contributing independently
    • Being resilient - Contributing independently

    Build a successful career with us

    • We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

    Turnaround time

    • The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

    Our commitment to transformation

    • At Santam we are committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society. In achieving our employment equity goals we give preference to applicants from the designated groups in alignment with the Divisions Employment Equity targets.
    • The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Santam Insurance on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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