For Insurance Claims Handlers, annual average wages total $46K per year. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Insurance Claims Handlers (80 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,378 - $92,110
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$92K
MEDIAN: $46,368
10%
50%
90%

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$11.88 - $25.64
(Median)
$12
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$30,378 - $92,110  
   
Bonus
$4,150  
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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$26,004 - $70,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $25.64  
   
Overtime
$32.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$4,150  
   
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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$26,004 - $70,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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

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

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Experience Affects Insurance Claims Handler Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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