Insurance Claims Handler Salary

The average Insurance Claims Handler in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $46K per year. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly two-fifths. More than half of Insurance Claims Handlers (66 percent) survey participants are women. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,154 - $73,602
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$74K
MEDIAN: $45,731
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$10.84 - $20.43
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,154 - $73,602  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Total Pay (?
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$25,168 - $70,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $20.43  
   
Overtime
$20.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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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$25,168 - $70,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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
$42,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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