Insurance Loss Adjuster Kaiwhakatika Makeretanga Rīanga

Insurance loss adjusters investigate and calculate insurance claims.

Insurance loss adjusters may do some or all of the following:

  • inspect damage to property, vehicles or equipment 
  • determine the cause of damage
  • assess what the insurance policy covers
  • estimate the cost of repair or replacement
  • negotiate with the claimant on what to do
  • authorise payments for claims
  • organise and supervise repairs
  • negotiate between claimants and insurance companies
  • write claim reports.

Physical Requirements

Insurance loss adjusters need to be reasonably fit and healthy as they may have to be physically active when inspecting property damage.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for insurance loss adjusters includes:

  • work in another insurance area such as claims
  • trade experience or work in the construction industry.

Personal Qualities

Insurance loss adjusters need to be:

  • able to make good judgements
  • accurate with an eye for detail
  • inquisitive and analytical with good problem-solving skills
  • good communicators
  • well organised.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for insurance loss adjusters includes:

  • work in another insurance area such as claims
  • trade experience or work in the construction industry.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become an insurance loss adjuster. However, English, maths and business studies are useful.

Insurance Loss Adjusters can earn around $56K-$88K per year per year.

Insurance loss adjusters may specialise in:

  • aviation and marine insurance
  • commercial and residential property
  • natural disasters
  • engineering
  • rural and forestry
  • liability
  • food manufacturing
  • film and media.
Insurance Loss Adjuster

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