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Guardian Life Individual Disability Claims Specialist in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

At Guardian, we live our Purpose every day. As champions of wellbeing for ourselves, our communities, and consumers, we focus as a team to turn what's possible into a reality. We create experiences for you to grow and enrich your career and future as an Individual Disability Claims Specialist. We believe in your aspirations for purpose, leadership, and achievement in your professional and personal lives.

Are you an experienced claims professional looking to advance your career? The next step is here with Guardian in the role of Individual Disability Claims Specialist where you will use your creative mindset, persuasive writing, and investigative skills to dig deep resolving complex claim and policy matters, while partnering with other professionals offering nationwide travel opportunities representing Guardian with outstanding service putting our clients first. If you are ready to bring your experience, business acumen and innovative thinking, we will bring the support and state of the art resources to take your career to the next level. This is an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of our clients when they need it most, we are their Guardian!

You are

You are a solution owner who has an internal drive to investigate using your critical thinking skills assessing policy matters and can manage competing priorities while meeting deadlines. You are passionate about growing your career and confident sharing ideas to continually improve both yourself and move the organization into the future.

In the role, you will

  • Be a decision maker.

  • Focus on solving complex problems, while making timely, but thoughtful decisions to resolve client issues.

  • Analyze medical, financial, and other claim documents.

  • Have opportunities to meet with our customers in person.

  • Provide accurate claims decisions in a time sensitive and fast- paced environment, while adhering to all state and department of insurance regulations.

Be a leader

  • Work across business divisions including both internal and external partners.

  • Be a resource for colleagues with less experience.

  • Work on department innovations.

You have

  • 3+ years insurance claim handling experience (Individual Disability Claims - preferred).

  • A college or university degree, or high school diploma with prior relevant work experience Demonstrated understanding of claim management techniques and critical thinking requiring analysis and/or investigation.

  • Experience providing outstanding customer service.

  • Attention to detail with demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated experience prioritizing competing priorities with deadlines.

  • Negotiating skills, solution strategies and ability to apply appropriate resources.

  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.


This position offers the opportunity to work remotely. The primary office location for this position is Pittsfield with occasional travel to meet business needs.

Salary Range

$56,200.00 - $92,335.00

The salary range reflected above is a good faith estimate of base pay for the primary location of the position. The salary for this position ultimately will be determined based on the education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. In addition to salary, this role may also be eligible for annual, sales, or other incentive compensation.

Our Promise

At Guardian, you’ll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.

Inspire Well-Being

As part of Guardian’s Purpose – to inspire well-being – we are committed to offering contemporary, supportive, flexible, and inclusive benefits and resources to our colleagues.

Health Care

  • Choice of [high deductible/copay] medical plans* with prescription drugs, including coverage for fertility and transgender inclusive benefits

  • Dental plan

  • Vision plan

  • Health care accounts – flexible spending, health reimbursement, and health savings accounts

  • Critical illness insurance

Life and Disability Insurance

  • Company-paid Life and Disability insurance plus voluntary supplemental coverage

  • Accident insurance

Retirement and Financial

  • 401(k) retirement plan with a company match, plus an annual age/service-based Company contribution and an annual profit-sharing contribution, if applicable

  • Complimentary 1:1 financial guidance with a licensed Fidelity representative

Time Off and Remote Work

  • Flexible work arrangements (part in-person/part remote)

  • Unlimited paid time off for most roles plus time off for volunteering, jury duty, voting, and bereavement

  • Personal holidays for colleagues to use in recognition of religious, cultural, or civic days

  • Paid parental leave and paid family and medical leave policies

Emotional Well-being and Work-Life

  • Emotional well-being, mental health, and work/life resources powered by Spring Health

  • Wellness programs, including fitness program and equipment reimbursement

  • Child, adult, and elder back-up care support through Bright Horizons

  • Adoption assistance

  • College planning

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Student loan assistance

  • Commuter benefits in select metropolitan areas

Benefits apply to full-time eligible employees. Interns are not eligible for most Company benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


Guardian is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Guardian also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants (and employees) to accommodate the individual's known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless doing so would create an undue hardship. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact .