Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Outsource Claims Management and Technology – How are they Related?

Documentation that is thorough and well-managed is quite often not available in cases where companies outsource claims management and remains a major problem. The handler of a claim has to apply personal judgement to a few aspects of management of claims. In an outsourced environment, this is not easy to recreate. It takes 4-8 weeks, generally, to complete the process of learning for outsourcing an exercise in management of claims. On the other hand, it can take 6-8 months for a learning process for cases where a lot of local knowledge and insight is required and such cases need harder work at documentation. Advantages from outsourcing can be negated to a large extent on account of the longer periods of learning required.



In such instances, technology can fill in for personal judgement to a significant extent. Settlement of general damage, injuries, impairment, treatment and injuries can be evaluated through a framework for management of business processes that involves preferred bands for settlement and that can be accessed with the help of technology that makes the claims data of a company accessible. Variance in cases of claims that involve similar injuries can be reduced through technology platforms therefore.

To find out the value and validity of claims, technology can be employed to assist adjusters to objectively evaluate various areas and fields through a series of questions based on electronic interaction. For example, a lot of local experience and information is required by those handling claims involving households. The level and kind of damage can be found out by those who appoint adjusters, cleaning specialists and repair contractors with the help of online tools that help with the assessment of damage. Such a storehouse of local data can make it less difficult to deal with claims in various countries through technology based on thorough research and intelligence.

The process of negotiation becomes simpler through the application of technology that helps improve the quality of investigation by the adjusters. Additionally, best practices can be applied consistently across the company and the process of evaluation made standardized and fairer.

So, if you are planning to outsource claims management to an outsourcing company, don’t forget to keep the above points in mind. Outsourcing has a lot of advantages, provided the company you have chosen is one-of-its-kind.

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