Claims Adjuster

Claims Adjuster

  • 527737
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 82
  • Vice President of Finance

We assist the University in achieving its primary goals of education, research, and service by providing in-house claim resolution services under our self-insured program. When unforeseen things happen, it’s our job to help University staff, faculty, and students through the recovery process.

To thrive in this role, you must be able to apply your insurance claims know-how to the unique environment of higher education. You must be proficient in claims adjusting with solid emphasis on Alaska workers’ compensation and customer service. The Risk Services claim unit is responsible for all liability, workers’ compensation, auto, aviation, cyber, marine and property claims throughout the UA system.

You'll handle caseload of claims representing the University and its employees. Claims handling includes investigation and determination of coverage based on knowledge of legal principles, contract law, specific case law and other applicable state and federal law including ADA, HIPAA, FMLA, and OSHA. Liability claims require negotiation and settlement with adverse parties. Workers' compensation claims include calculation and payment of wage loss, disability, and medical benefits in conformance with statutory requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and three years progressively responsible relevant experience (i.e. claims handling, risk management or insurance industry experience), or an equivalent combination of training or experience. 

Alaska Adjuster license is a requirement upon hire. Licensure with the State of Alaska indicates a level of competency has been attained which has been certified by passing a required State of Alaska exam. Licensure requires 24 hours of continuing education every two years. Professional licensure or certification (AIC, AINS, ARM) is preferred.

Position Details:

This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 82, based on education and experience.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.  Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Sarah Morisky, UA SO HR Coordinator, at sjmorisky@alaska.edu or (907)450-8245.

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