Insurance Claims Handler Salary

Median pay for Insurance Claims Handlers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $56K annually. The vast majority of Insurance Claims Handlers (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A strong majority enjoy medical while just under a half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over a third. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,432 - $93,701
$38K
$56K
$94K
MEDIAN: $56,327
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$11.84 - $25.83
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MEDIAN: $15.41
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$0$93K
Salary $38,432 - $93,701
Bonus $5,500
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$26,315 - $86,472
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $11.84 - $25.83
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $5,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,315 - $86,472
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Insurance Claims Handler

Insurance claims handlers are familiar to anyone who has suffered an insured loss of property. They are the individuals who investigate the validity of clients' insurance claims and help determine the compensation paid by the insurer. They look into the claim itself, and then work alongside the insurance agent and underwriters to determine the amount of covered damage and the proper amount to be paid to the policy holder.

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Insurance Claims Handler Tasks

  • Records first report claim details and information via telephone or mail.
  • Processes basic claims within policy guidelines.
  • Answer coverage and claim questions for policyholders.
  • Maintains claim logs and subrogation files and case files.

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Key Stats for Insurance Claims Handler

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Handler Salaries

Experienced
▲27%

Mid-Career
▲23%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 16%
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