GIIS Membership Information

GIIS Membership Information
GIIS Membership Information

View a welcome message from
GIIS Membership Committee Chairman Jeff Gleason

There are two ways in which an insurance company may take advantage of the many membership services of the Georgia Insurance Information Service. First, all property and casualty insurance companies are invited to review our information and then apply for membership. The application may be filled out on-line, using the form below, which can then be e-mailed to GIIS.

Insurance companies interested in first using a limited number of the Association’s services may wish to consider the GIIS Prospective Membership Incentive Program. This is an opportunity for prospective members to pay a nominal fee, based on annual written premiums in Georgia. The minimum fee is $500 and, based on a schedule GIIS will provide, that is generally 10% of the listed annual dues. Companies involved in this program are able to use the GIIS Web site, attend Association meetings with no voting status and receive GIIS communiques. They may not participate in certain GIIS activities, events or similar programs.

To review the GIIS Membership Application, Click Here
To review the GIIS Prospective Membership Incentive Program Application, Click Here

GIIS Member Dues are based on written premiums in Georgia for the most recent year.

Associate Membership is open to industry-related organizations such as insurance trade associations. Call GIIS for additional information.

Note: The membership fee is pro-rated by quarters in the first year of membership, and is on an annual basis thereafter.

Insurance Industry Jobs

The following is a brief summary of typical jobs available from time to time in the property and casualty insurance industry. To apply for jobs available from Member companies of the Georgia Insurance Information Service, Click here for Member Web Sites. Select the company to which you intend to apply, then look for Employment or Jobs on the company’s Web site.

What do human resource personnel look for when reviewing resumes or interviewing prospective applicants? Click here for additional details.

Insurance Industry Job Titles and Qualifications
Auto Damage Adjuster A qualified candidate must enjoy dealing with the public in negotiating and settling automobile damage claims. Qualified candidates must be able to:
Relocate within Georgia (a possibility), work from home and work within an assigned territory
Maintain a good driving record since a company vehicle may be used
Demonstrate a steady work history
Verify a college degree or have taken some college courses
Claims Representatives and Trainees Claims adjusters investigate claims to determine coverage, liability and then negotiate fair settlements for the value of those claims. Adjusters must be able to determine various complex issues in a timely manner, while maintaining a focus on doing “what’s right” for the parties of the claim.

Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate:

4-year college degree or equivalent work experience in a claims environment
Prior success in a customer service environment
Computer automation skills
Excellent customer service skills
Deal maturely and calmly with the public
Develop and analyze data with regard to assigned claims
Make written and verbal reports
Perform basic computer functions
Prior claims handling preferred but not necessary
Commercial Lines Underwriter/Worker’s Compensation Responsibilities include completing agency analysis and profitability studies, conducting assigned statistical analysis, providing technical guidance to Raters, and completing staff projects as required.

Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate:

4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
Good analytical and customer service skills
Strong written/oral communications skills and presentation skills also helpful
PC experience is required with knowledge of Windows applications
Prior insurance and management experience is preferred
Worker’s Compensation Claims Adjuster Claims adjusters investigate lost time claims and will work closely with injured workers, employers and medical suppliers in evaluating appropriate treatment and action concerning claims.

Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate:

4-year college degree or equivalent work experience in worker’s compensation or in bodily injury claims
Excellent communications skills
PC experience or automated claims experience
Trainee candidates considered with paralegal experience
Computer Programmers, Systems Analysts and Agency Technology Specialists Qualified candidates for the programming and analyst positions must have these skills and be willing to relocate since these positions may require relocation to the information technology sites of the various companies:
Extensive Cobol, C++, C, Visual Basic or other mainframe/PC-based programming knowledge
2+ years of experience
Agency technology specialist positions support training efforts between the insurance companies and their agents who use the company’s computer systems. Job skills and background include:

BA/BS degree or equivalent
At least 2 years proven business experience, including the ability to do training presentations to a variety of users of proprietary software used for communicating with company personnel
Strong communications skills
Knowledge of insurance products preferred
Occasional overnight travel may be required
Excellent driving record required since the use of a company vehicle may be involved
Management Intern Program The Management Intern Program provides opportunities for candidates to obtain valuable experience in a variety of areas of the company. This two-year program also incorporates projects and assignments to ensure candidates receive an overall view of company operations.

Qualified candidates should have:

Undergraduate degree (business preferred) with a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.3)
Demonstrated quantitative skills
Ambitious and dedicated personality traits
The ability to work well with others
Personal Lines Underwriter
Qualified candidates for the personal lines underwriter positions must have these skills:

The ability to analyze accounts, establish premium charges and assist agents in problem resolution
4-year degree or equivalent work experience as an underwriter
Prior experience in management is preferred
PC literacy is a plus
Strong communication and customer service skills are important
Insurance Counselor, Customer Service Qualified candidates must be able to:

Obtain information by telephone from current policyholders regarding insurance or service needs
Enter data in the computer system
Provide information by telephone regarding company products and services
Document service requests and update policy files via company computer system
Build company’s customer database and maintain customer satisfaction through efficient and courteous service

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