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Claims Specialist

​​​​​Agricorp is looking for a Claims Specialist to join the Claims Services, Customer Commitment team in the Program Delivery division. This position is based in Guelph.

The Role

As the Claims Specialist your senior technical expertise in claims adjudication will allow you to evaluate benefit payments and settlements according to contract terms for the most complex, unique, high-value and large-loss claims. In this role you will provide subject matter expertise to the claims team and Agricorp. This position reports to the Team Leader, Claims Services. In this role you will:

  • Adjudicate large and complex cases for all Agricorp programs, adhering to standard operating procedures and complying with applicable government legislation
  • Create client files, assess applications for claims against coverage, review data, source incomplete data, research and investigate, and make and implement decisions based on Agricorp's contractual obligations and adjudication principles
  • Create and maintain relationships with clients, agencies and producers to affect their positive customer experience
  • Act as a subject matter expert by providing support and guidance to the claims team when dealing with complex or escalated client files
  • Make decisions on benefit payments, settlements or claims ineligibility within the dollar limit assigned
  • Ensure proper escalation, stakeholder involvement and communication when issues arise or service standards are not met
  • Act as a technical trainer for the functional development of other claims staff and contribute to training materials content
  • Act as a subject matter expert at Agricorp meetings, providing customer care expertise and perspectives
  • Suggest changes to standard operating procedures and quality and performance standards for the claims unit
  • Act as a coach and mentor to other claims staff for their professional development
  • Assist in the recruitment of claims staff when required

Job status- Permanent position
Salary range: Open
Location: Guelph


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field (business degree or agricultural sciences) or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years' related claims adjudication experience, preferably in the financial services sector or in an agricultural environment
  • Proven experience in coaching, mentoring or training others
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse groups including clients, agencies, producers and other professionals
  • Additional training courses in accounting, risk analysis, risk management and financial analysis an asset
  • A background in Production Insurance would be an asset
  • Professional designations in finance, CIP or FIIC an asset

Key Competencies

  • Analytical thinking – Interprets, links and analyses information and situations by breaking them down into component parts, identifying patterns, connections and underlying issues
  • Achieving quality results – Focuses efforts on managing one's self to achieve high quality results consistent with the organization's standards and measures, while managing risk
  • Program knowledge – Knows and understands the programs and services provided by Agricorp
  • Client focus – Provides service excellence to internal and external clients
  • Critical judgment, decision-making and problem solving – Uses critical judgment to make decisions and solve problems involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk
  • Planning and organizing – Develops, implements, evaluates and adjusts plans to reach goals while ensuring the optimal use of resources


As an agency of the Government of Ontario, Agricorp works with partners to contribute to a vibrant and sustainable agriculture industry. With more than 400 employees serving more than 47,000 producers province-wide, Agricorp delivers programs that help producers manage risk and remain financially secure. The agency was established in 1997 by the provincial government under the authority of the AgriCorp Act, 1996.

Agricorp delivers a variety of programs and payments on behalf of the federal and provincial governments, including AgriStability, Farm Business Registration and Production Insurance. Please see the full list of programs for more information.


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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.