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Insurance Claims Examiners

Insurance Claims Examiners

Insurance Claims Examiners


Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions

Overview: Insurance claims examiners review insurance claims and assist adjusters with complicated claims. They make sure the all the insurance policy procedures are followed correctly. They will also step in when there are a large number of claims that come in at once, for example when there is a natural disaster. They are usually the last step in process for insurance claims, paying out, denying, or referring a claim to an investigator. They may specialize in a type of insurance from home, car, business, or health. Examiners also may review insurance applications to avoid extra risks for the insurance company. Particularly for home or business insurance, geographers can offer skills with field work and research that would make them well-suited for the job.

Geographers at work: Business geographers, Human geographers

Recommended College Courses: Introduction to Physical Geography, Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, Urban Geography, Community and Regional Planning, Economic Geography, Cultural and Political Ecology, Environmental Hazards, Cities and Urban Design

Skills: Geospatial technology, Environmental modeling and mapping, Human resource management, Field methods, Local Geography

Occupation Group: Business and Financial

Learn more about Insurance claims examiner from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/claims-adjusters-appraisers-examiners-and-investigators.htm#tab-2

Written by Alisa Hartsell