Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/24/23
Applications Due: 12/09/23
Vacancy ID: 144766

Position Information


AgencyInsurance Fund, State

TitleClaims Services Representative 1/Trainee 1/Trainee 2

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address 1 Watervliet Ave Ext

City Albany


Zip Code12206

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications For Transfer to Claims Services Representative Trainee 1 (NS): One year of permanent, competitive class service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Eligible titles include, but are not limited to: Investigator 1, Assistant Insurance Fund Services Representative, Program Aide.

For transfer to Claims Services Representative 1 (SG-18): One year of permanent, competitive class service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Eligible titles include, but are not limited to: Administrative Specialist 1, Investigator 2 (Compensation Claims), Policyholder Services Representative 1, Underwriter 1, Underwriter 1 (Disability Benefits).

Candidates with a score of 100 or higher on the current PCO eligible list that did not receive a canvass letter email are encouraged to apply. Please make note within your application materials that you are active on the most recent PCO .

Duties Description Under the general supervision of a Claims Services Representative 2, oversees all aspects of workers compensation claims processing from inception to closing; initially determines the compensability of claims and files appropriate documentation with the Workers Compensation Board (WCB); calculates and adjusts reserves consistent with case analysis over the anticipated life of the claim; recommends cases for appeal to WCB; negotiates and/or makes recommendations regarding lump sum settlements; issues payments and requests for reimbursement where claims for supplemental benefits are involved; reviews awards to ensure the correct recipient and rate of compensation; schedules or waives medical examinations as necessary; analyzes medical bills to determine causality, levels of treatment, necessity for treatment, appropriateness of fees and procedure codes, and apportionment status; responds to requests for home modifications, home health care personnel, medication, and medical supplies and appliances; negotiates billing adjustments with medical care providers and suppliers applying workers compensation fee schedules and rules; identifies and initiates referrals to the Legal Department; and reviews case activity and determines when a claim can be retired.

Specific duties to be discussed at time of interview.

Additional Comments This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

NYSIF has a telecommuting policy.

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) was established in 1914 as part of the original enactment of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law. NYSIF's mission is to guarantee the availability of workers’ compensation insurance at the lowest possible cost to New York employers and to provide timely, appropriate indemnity and medical payments to injured workers, while maintaining a solvent fund. Since inception, NYSIF has fulfilled the dual roles for which it was created: to compete with other carriers to ensure a fair marketplace and to be a guaranteed source of coverage for employers who cannot secure coverage elsewhere.

NYSIF is the largest workers’ compensation carrier in New York State and among the top 10 largest workers’ compensation carriers in the nation, insuring approximately 139,000 policyholders, with more than $1.8 billion in annual earned premium and over $20 billion in assets. A self-supporting insurance carrier, NYSIF operates without taxpayer funding.

In addition to workers’ compensation insurance, NYSIF provides disability benefits coverage for off-the-job injuries to more than 56,000 New York employers. In 2018, NYSIF added paid family leave as a component of its disability benefits product, providing New Yorkers with job-protected, paid time away from work to care for their families.

NYSIF Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) prioritizes and champions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout our agency. NYSIF provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state, and local law. We believe that embracing our differences brings richness, new ideas and experiences to NYSIF, which energizes a creative and innovative work environment. We strive to foster a workplace where diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making process and have ample opportunity for advancement. We are committed to investing the necessary resources and attention to improving the engagement, retention, and promotion of the extraordinary talent we have.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Megan Browe


Fax (518) 437-1618

Email Address


Street PO BOX 66699

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12206


Notes on ApplyingCandidates should submit their resume and cover letter to Please include the position title, Vacancy ID number, and your current Civil Service title on your cover letter.