Legal Bill Auditor sought for Scottsdale AZ based Nautilus Insurance Group. The Legal Bill Auditor utilizes an electronic billing system to audit, review and pay all legal bills charged to the claim file, including determining the validity of charges. The Legal Bill Auditor is responsible for the resolution of all billing disputes, educating law firms and staff on the bill review process, and analysis of billing discrepancies to determine law firm performance and billing trends.
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Review, analyze, and audit law firm invoices for compliance with the Attorney Guidelines through the utilization of an electronic billing system.
-Conduct line by line review of invoices to determine accuracy, reasonableness and compliance with agreed upon fee structure.
-Identify and group tasks to evaluate the progression of activities.
-Collect information needed via contact with law firm and claims’ staff to determine the reasonableness of time spent on tasks for completion of bill review process.
-Identify billing discrepancies based on knowledge of Attorney Guidelines, industry standards and litigation history, and reduce invoices accordingly.
-Discuss, explain and educate attorneys and claims’ staff on reasons for invoice reductions, bill review process and compliance with Attorney Guidelines.
-Advise and work closely with Claim Managers, adjusters, and attorneys on billing discrepancies to determine the reasonableness of time spent.
-Assist attorneys, billing managers and claims’ staff on use of electronic billing system.
-Utilize and create reports to determine law firm performance trends.
-Identify firm billing trends and elevate to management.
-A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a litigation paralegal working in coverage and defense litigation.
-Paralegal Certificate or Associate in Paralegal Studies preferred, with a minimum of two years paralegal law firm experience, preferably insurance defense and/or coverage litigation.
-Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is beneficial.
-Excess and Surplus lines background beneficial.
A successful Legal Bill Auditor will work effectively with Claims’ Managers, Claims’ staff, attorneys and billing managers; Respond effectively to billing inquiries from attorneys; Possess superior negotiation and problem resolution skills; Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of employees, managers and attorneys; Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals; Read, analyze and interpret complex documents.
Nautilus Insurance Group is an "A+ XV" (Superior) rated member of the W.R. Berkley Corp., a Fortune 500 company. We specialize in providing excess and surplus lines commercial property and casualty insurance coverage.
Nautilus believes their employees are their greatest asset and have made significant contributions to consistent underwriting results. We foster an environment of accountability, teamwork and integrity. Our motivated employees have built an impeccable reputation for our firm serving the Excess and Surplus Lines industry. Nautilus Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive medical insurance, dental, life/AD&D, both short- and long-term disability insurance and a great 401(k)/Profit Sharing plan. Nautilus promotes a healthy lifestyle for our employees by providing an onsite fitness facility and a variety of wellness programs.
Qualified candidates should submit their resumes along with salary requirements, directly to nautilusHR@nautilus-ins.com
Nautilus is an Equal Opportunity Employer