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Claims Officer


This position manages a team involved in claims and litigation activities for the UF JHMHC Self-Insurance Program. Responsible for oversight of claims and litigation functions of UF SIP, UF Healthcare Education Insurance Company, Inc. (HEIC), and other state self-insurance programs managed by contract.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Directs the investigation and evaluation of claims and actions resulting from professional and general liability incidents.
  • Directs and monitors the identification, investigation, analysis, and evaluation of medical and legal issues related to covered claims.
  • Directs and monitors the investigation, analysis, and evaluation of medical and legal issues related to covered pre-suit and litigation claims asserted against SIP participants.
  • Directs loss prevention efforts and initiatives to mitigate loss for protected entities.
  • Advises and assists councils and committees on matters related to claims, litigation, and loss prevention activities.
  • May perform legal work (if licensed to practice law), including preparing witnesses and representing covered entities.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in an appropriate field or a law degree (J.D.) and four years of related work experience. A bachelor’s degree and seven years of related work experience may be substituted.

Licensure and Certification

If employees hold a J.D., must be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar or become a member within twelve months of employment.


Reports to the executive director of the Self-Insurance Program. This position manages a team of claims and legal professionals and support staff.

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