Farmers Mutual Insurance of Nebraska
Farmers Mutual of NE
501 South 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-434-8300


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Careers

We provide a team oriented work environment, offering a competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Our training program provides knowledge and skills for an opportunity to build a rewarding career with a strong and reputable property-casualty company.

As an equal opportunity employer it is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or marital status. This policy applies to all personnel policies and actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, training, and all other conditions and terms of employment. All employees are initially selected and later considered for promotion, on the basis of verified or demonstrated ability to best fulfill the requirement of the position.

Farmers Mutual recognizes that an individual with a disability may require an accommodation to enable them to successfully perform a job function. Should you require such an accommodation, please indicate the job function and suggested accommodation during the interview process. Farmers Mutual will attempt to make reasonable accommodations.

Qualified applicants interested in applying can email their resume and cover letter, fax them to 402-434-8467, or mail them to Farmers Mutual of Nebraska, Attn: Director of HR, P.O. Box 81529, Lincoln, NE 68501.

Open Positions

Position: Adjuster/Special Agent
Location: Omaha District Office, Omaha, NE
General Function: Persons employed in this position are responsible for, but not limited to, working towards fulfillment of the Company’s goal to provide prompt, fair, quality claims service. Serve as liaison between the home office and the agency force in the adjustment of assigned claims, inspections and preparation of underwriting reports.
Duties & Responsibilities: Handle assigned losses and underwriting inspections; prepare and submit reports to appropriate department.
Focus is on complying with the insurance contract, paying the fair amount and cultivating and maintaining good customer relations.
Call on producing agents, as necessary, keeping agents informed of claims handling issues for their clients. Assist in keeping agents informed of company policies and procedures.
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent is required, college degree preferred.
Aptitude for and general knowledge of construction, agri-business and/or automobile repair preferred.
Completion of insurance related courses helpful.
Must possess valid driver license and have good driving record.
Ability to communicate effectively with agents, insureds and mortgagees/lien holders, via letter, electronic mail, phone and in person.
Ability to work on own initiative recognizing the timeliness of all responsibilities and functions of the job.
Computer proficiency.
Ability to withstand varied working conditions, which may include indoor and outdoor work, extremes in temperature, uneven or slippery surfaces and possible exposure to pollutants and irritants.
Physical ability to lift 40 pounds, bend, stoop and crawl, climb ladders and to work at heights above ground level.
Ability to tolerate prolonged standing, walking and to conduct visual inspections of insured property.
Ability to work beyond 40 hours or 5 days per week and travel to other district offices.

Position: Adjuster/Special Agent
Location: Rapid City District Office, Rapid City, SD
General Function:
Persons employed in this position are responsible for, but not limited to, working towards fulfillment of the Company's goal to provide prompt, fair, quality claims service. Serve as liaison between the home office and the agency force in the adjustment of assigned claims, inspections and preparation of underwriting reports.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Handle assigned losses and underwriting inspections; prepare and submit reports to appropriate department. Focus is on complying with the insurance contract, paying the fair amount and cultivating and maintaining good customer relations. Call on producing agents, as necessary, keeping agents informed of claims handling issues for their clients. Assist in keeping agents informed of company policies and procedures.
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent is required, college degree preferred.
Aptitude for and general knowledge of construction, agri-business and/or automobile repair preferred.
Completion of insurance related courses helpful.
Must possess valid drivers license and have good driving record.
Ability to communicate effectively with agents, insureds and mortgagees/lien holders, via letter, electronic mail, phone and in person.
Ability to work on own initiative recognizing the timelieness of all responsibilities and functions of the job.
Computer proficiency.
Ability to withstand varied working conditions, which may include indoor and outdoor work, extremes in temperature, uneven or slippery surface and possible exposure to pollutants and irritants.
Physical ability to lift 40 pounds, bend, stoop and crawl, climb ladders and to work at heights above ground level.

Position: Programmer
Location: Home Office, 501 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE
General Function: Persons employed in this position are responsible for, but not limited to, writing and testing computer programs as assigned by the Applications Programming Manager and/or V.P. Information Systems and Technology. Works under supervisory guidance, counsel and review
Duties & Responsibilities: Write, test and debug programs and technical solutions.
Maintain and debug programs involving all systems.
Develop program descriptions and systems documentation.
Research and study programs for assigned projects to insure that they will fully comply with the program descriptions.
Make recommendations for improvements to existing or new systems and programs.
Serve as coordinator with computer operations and the user department when programs are changed or new programs are implemented.
Develop skills to create and interpret system descriptions.
Make extensive use of reference sources on programming standards and skills
Qualifications: Four-year college degree, including courses in programming techniques with at least one course in COBOL, or equivalent combination of education, training and work related experience.
Must possess ability to work on own initiative recognizing the timeliness of all responsibilities and functions of the job.
Effective organizational and problem solving skills are needed.
Good written and oral communication skills.


Position: Telephone Claims Adjuster --- Date Posted 3/11/2014
Location: Home Office, 501 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE
General Function: Persons employed in this position are responsible for, but not limited to, working toward fulfillment of the Company’s goal to provide prompt, fair, quality claims service. Investigate and handle the settlement of assigned claims. Perform duties under supervisory guidance and review.
Duties & Responsibilities: Investigate and settle assigned claims via telephone and written correspondence.
Focus is on complying with the insurance contract, paying the fair amount and cultivating and maintaining good customer relations.
Provide proper documentation to support recommendation for claim payments or denial.
Keep agent of record informed if claim handling difficulties arise, during the claim handling process.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities set forth above, the employee occasionally may be asked to assist in other duties throughout the company on an as-needed basis. At no time will any employee be expected to perform any duties, which he or she is not mentally or physically capable of performing.
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent is required; four year college degree preferred.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Computer proficiency.
Strong organizational, time management and decision making skills.
Ability to multi-task, meet time deadlines and handle stressful situations.
Fluent in Spanish is beneficial but not required.

Position: Underwriter, Auto Department
Location: 501 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
General Function: Persons employed in this position are responsible for, but not limited to, analyzing new applications and endorsement requests for the purpose of selecting those risks that are acceptable based on established company rules and guidelines. Performs under established routine and practice regarding underwriting rules.

Duties & Responsibilities: Analyze and evaluate applications and endorsement requests to approve or decline in accordance with company rules and guidelines.
Calendar binders based on the effective date. Follow up on unanswered requests for information and expiring binders.
Communicate effectively, by phone, e-mail or in writing, with agents, applicants, or policyholders regarding questions raised or submitted and/or to obtain additional underwriting information.
Receive and handle unsolicited phone calls that originate outside the company.
Have occasional in-person contact with agents and policyholders concerning underwriting questions or policy changes.
Assist agents in figuring quotes on new risks.
Handle routine policy cancellations and, if needed, manually calculate unearned premium.
Coordinate the allocation of policy premiums with the Accounting Department.
Handle late and insufficient funds premium payments, which includes re-underwriting the policy file.
Assure smooth workflow and assist in training employees and/or overseeing their work as may be requested.
Keep current on underwriting rules and regulations.
Provide technical guidance to Assistant Underwriters and clerical employees.
Assist with supervision of the department in the absence of the Department Manager and Chief Underwriter.

Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent, college degree preferred.
Minimum of two years insurance related experience preferred.
IIA, CPCU or similar insurance courses helpful.
Ability to communicate effectively with agents, insured and mortgagees/lien holders, via letter, electronic mail, phone and in person.
Ability to competently operate personal computer, 10-key calculator and possess some personal computer applications knowledge.
Ability to adapt to detailed, precise work, accept responsibility, and work as a team.

Position: Adjuster/Special Agent
Location: Grand Island District Office, Grand Island, Nebraska
General Function: Persons employed in this position are responsible for, but not limited to, working towards fulfillment of the Company's goal to provide prompt, fair, quality claims service. Serve as liaison between the home office and the agency force in the adjustment of assigned claims, inpsections and preparation of underwriting reports.
Duties & Responsibilities: Handle assigned losses and underwriting inspections; prepare and submit reports to appropriate department. Focus is on complying with the insurance contract, paying the fair amount and cultivating and maintaing good customer relations. Call on producing agents, as necessary, keeping agents informed of claims handling issues for their clients. Assist in keeping agents informed of company policies and procedures.
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent is required, college degree preferred.
Aptitude for and general knowledge of construction, agri-business and/or automobile repair preferred.
Completion of insurance related courses helpful.
Must possess valid drivers license and have good driving record.
Ability to communicate effectively with agents, insureds and mortgagees/lien holders, via letter, electronic mail, phone and in person.
Ability to work on own initiative recognizing the timelieness of all responsibilities and functions of the job.
Computer proficiency.
Ability to withstand varied working conditions, which may include indoor and outdoor work, extremes in temperature, uneven or slippery surface and possible exposure to pollutants and irritants.
Physical ability to lift 40 pounds, bend, stoop and crawl, climb ladders and to work at heights above ground level.
Ability to tolerate prolonged standing, walking and to conduct visual inspections of insured property.
Ability to work beyond 40 hours or 5 days per week and travel to other district offices.