Risk Consultant: Individual Life Claims – Sandton

Posted on Insurance Industry, Life insurance

Risk Consultant

Individual Life Claims


R20 000 – R28 000 pm

We have the following vacancy available at a reputable insurance company.



Drive the formulation and implementation of the risk model and underwriting philosophy, analyse claims and other data when assessing claims.

Provide feedback on all claims, liaising with relevant stakeholders, and utilise their skills, knowledge, and experience to make appropriate and accurate decisions on claims worked on.

Assessment of income, disability and critical illness claims following policy terms and claims philosophy as well as facilitate case management programmes where applicable to assist claimants in their return to work.



  • Evaluate claims forms and supporting documentation in preparation of making a payment decision
  • Gathering information and various types of reports from medical practitioners
  • Compare the reports to existing claims criteria to establish if claim is payable
  • Decide on levels of provisions to be raised based on information received
  • Writing claims assessment standards/policies
  • Auditing/QA of work done by peers
  • Deliver claims payment decision
  • Determine requirements / documents required to evaluate claims
  • Liaise with relevant re-insurers to determine validity of claims and get their approvals where required
  • Explain and communicate final decisions to brokers and clients
  • Create schedules for payments and obtain relevant approvals



  • Grade 12 (Essential)
  • Relevant tertiary qualification; a medical degree preferable
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience as a claims assessor
  • Experience in both group and life individual life claims (Essential)
  • Sound Business and Operational knowledge of Insurance Industry administrative processes
  • Good knowledge of the business administration platforms
  • Familiar with Compliance Processes and Procedures in the Insurance Industry
  • Familiar with the business products and their rules and workings
  • MS Office
  • Accurate typing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Email Resume: cv@burnabys.co.za


Job Information

Status: Open Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 29 Jan 2021 Expire in: 2 days

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