Insurance Claims Handler Salary

For Insurance Claims Handlers, annual average wages total $44K per year. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about two-fifths. Though the majority of Insurance Claims Handlers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Women account for the majority of Insurance Claims Handlers who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,696 - $71,954

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$10.78 - $20.90

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,696 - $71,954  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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$25,129 - $67,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.78 - $20.90  
   
Overtime
$17.72 - $24.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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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$25,129 - $67,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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
$41,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

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