At Farm Credit Mid-America, we believe people are our strongest asset. We are consistently looking to hire individuals from a wide range of experience and capabilities who have a desire to serve. Currently, we have over 1,100 employees across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
The Crop Insurance Account Specialist (CIAS) is responsible for selling and servicing all types of crop insurance coverage. This person will build strong relationships with industry contacts; with Farm Credit Mid-America teams in the service territory and with the end customer. The CIAS will use knowledge of insurance and agriculture to provide contacts with value added information and customized solutions for their individual needs.
The CIAS is responsible for compliance with all applicable insurance laws, regulations and all insurance company policies; and will be responsible for obtaining information needed for the insurance company to underwrite policies according to all appropriate laws and regulations. The CIAS will work in the interest of providing the best possible crop insurance coverage that benefits both the customer and the Association.
Covering the Murfreesboro and Columbia Tennessee Territory.
CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: The CIAS will spend the majority of time working with customers to provide crop insurance coverage and follow up servicing on smaller accounts. This includes efforts to build business contacts, and other referral network that aid in providing quality service to customers or prospects.
DELIVER AND SERVICE CROP INSURANCE PRODUCT: Assists in establishing new crop insurance policies for walk-in and telephone customers. This includes determining the customers’ needs, completing worksheets, and transmitting information. Assist the Crop Insurance Specialist in delivering and servicing related policies and products to larger customers.
RISK IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT: The CIAS will play a critically important role in identifying risk and offering solutions to farmers for the financial risk in their farming operation.
CLAIMS REPORTING & COORDINATION: Assists Crop Insurance Specialist in receiving claims reports and insurance adjusting activities. Also communicates with customers, adjusters and insurance company to facilitate the claim process.
TECHNICAL COMPETENCE AND GENERAL SUPPORT: The CIAS will insure the technical aspects of crop insurance processing and tracking (with assigned CIS’s) are timely, accurate, and in compliance with policies and procedures.
CROSS-SELLING: Develops a customer relationship by proactively cross-selling core products and other services to our customers or prospective customers.
INFORMATION MAINTENANCE AND REPORTING: Monitors database entry and reporting; maintains association database; processes required reports from Farm Credit Mid-America databases; and backs up information daily.
INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE: The CIAS will build expertise in the areas of agriculture, risk management, insurance and technology and the needs of the ag producer market.
Education and Experience
High School diploma and at least six years of successful experience in two or more of the following areas: administrative support, financially related customer service or computer operations. Successfully obtain and maintain a crop insurance license to sell and service crop insurance.
-OR- Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business or related field.
Here's What We Can Offer You...
Farm Credit Mid-America has an outstanding Total Rewards package, which includes, but is not limited to:
- Salary commensurate with experience
- 15 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 9 paid holidays per year
- 401(k) plan
- Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D benefits, etc.
- Fitness Incentive Program
- Tuition Reimbursement
Farm Credit Mid-America is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.