Is your claims management meeting customer expectations?

Consumer demands have entirely shifted in the last decade.

What once was a “nice to have” for companies, is now the expectation.

This is also true when talking about what customers expect when dealing with companies they do business with. Especially how simple or difficult it is to get back to these companies and how their claims/requests are managed.

This article is focused on insurance claims, however, the information found here is valid no matter the nature of your claims and requests.

» Here’s how to satisfy your customers with frictionless, speedy and timely claims management!

How do customers want their claims to be handled?

Much like online shopping, when it comes to claims consumers expect seamless, omni-channel, real-time interactions that easily integrate with platforms they already use.

How customers want their claims to be managed

Because time delays are a big source of dissatisfaction, it’s in the company’s best interest to have all relevant information to process the claim quickly.

All these customer expectations bring the stakes higher, making claims handling a top priority for claim adjusters.

How are claims being managed in 2021?

Not every state has time limits for processing insurance claims. However, according to insurance.com, most insurers complete the process within 30 days depending on the specific claim.

For instance, personal injury claims take longer to resolve since they involve a person’s health and dealing with doctors and hospitals. These claims are not as quickly resolved as a damaged bumper or crunched door.

»» On the customer side, it was estimated that in 2021, 68% of all complaints involved claims issues, such as low settlement offers, delays during the claim process and outright claim denial.

This comes as no surprise as so many companies are still processing claims manually. Which often results in costly processes, long timelines and damaged customer relationships as consumers have trouble trusting companies who don’t seem to value their time.

In fact, studies have revealed that:

This new emphasis on a positive customer experience and streamlined claims processing is why more and more companies are shifting to digital claims management.

This is where digitization and automation of claims management processes enters the equation.

Can the Claims Management Process be Automated?

Yes, it can!

Claims processing can be easily automated through claims management software or simply by using a process automation tool to streamline the full process.

Which are the benefits of automating the process?

      • Less work to do
      • Improved transparency and collaboration 
      • Speedier process
      • Higher and real-time traceability
      • Real time access to customer data 
      • Real time access to claim management status
      • Digital experience for both customer and employees
      • Speedier and simpler claim reporting

Tips to improve your Claims Management

Many are the things you could possibly do. However we could sum them all up in these 3 key points.

Simplify the process

Make sure you add only necessary steps. 

Eliminate back and forth, redundancies and establish a clear workflow for each type of claim. Evaluate periodically to understand where there is still room for improvement.

Simplified process
workflow automation
Digitize your Workflows

Provide a fully digital self-service experience

This will also guarantee you that the same process is followed each time and that you don’t need to invest time on data entry.

Invest in technology to digitize claim submission, to automate claim routing and assignment so to allow simultaneous work and offer customers the possibility to track their claims real-time.

Make sure the system you choose automatically classifies and stores data while giving you a 360º view of every claim.

Automate tasks

Make sure you automate every possible task 

    • Claims assignment
    • Requests for information
    • Status updates
    • Form generation
    • Verifications
    • Evaluation of claim risk
    • Claim adjudication

Task automation

TIME is key in the way customers perceive your claims management. So make sure you have a speedy, frictionless and streamlined process in place.

»» To learn how you can quickly streamline your Claims Management process from start to end

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