Claims adjusters know that time management is one of the essential tools for success. Their role is not an easy one. They work long, often irregular hours—early mornings, late nights, even weekends—to ensure their clients are getting the best care possible.
Often times, it might seem like there’s not enough time in a day to get everything done. However, there are certain time management techniques that insurance claims adjusters can implement into their practices to get the most out of every minute of their day.
At US Claims Solutions, we understand the importance of time management and how it can affect the amount and quality of work that gets done. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 5 time management tips for Claims Adjusters.
Evaluate the Use of Your Time
The first step in reaching your ultimate time-use potential is to evaluate where your time is actually going. What do you spend your time doing the most? Is it productive? A great way to organize this is to keep a log each day of what you are doing and how long you are spending on each thing. Doing this will make it easier to plan in the days to come so that you can ensure that your time is being spent efficiently.
Another important part of time management is understanding, realistically, how much you can actually accomplish each day. Don’t make your daily to-do list too long or you may just end up feeling overwhelmed and, inevitably, get less done. At the beginning of each day, set aside a few of the most important tasks you want to accomplish and focus on those without thinking or worrying about others. Separating tasks in your mind allows you to preserve focus for the tasks at hand and, in turn, get them done better and faster.
Schedule Things Out
A good way to keep yourself on task is to estimate the amount of time something will take and then focusing on that one thing for that specific amount of time. Sometimes this method is referred to as the “Pomodoro Technique”. Although time estimates are sometimes inaccurate, setting these smaller goals throughout your day will keep you focused.
You know those things that hinder your ability to get things done quickly and efficiently? Those activities that are always pulling you away from your work? Get rid of them. Save them for later. Whether that’s social media, games, texting, etc. you will be astounded at how much more you can get done when you pin down what your biggest time wasters are and eliminate them from your workday entirely.
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Take a One-Task-at-a-Time Approach
Contrary to what some might think, our brains are not designed to multitask. Working on too many things at once prevents us from putting our best effort towards each task individually because we are too distracted thinking about other things. What you need to get done will be checked off your list faster if you take things one at a time.
How US Claims Solutions Understands Time Management
Founder and president of US Claims Solutions, Greg Church, is an expert in the insurance industry. He’s had over 30 years to develop a real understanding of time management tactics and has helped to build a company culture that is constantly working towards a better, more efficient workplace.
As such, we’re better able to serve our clients and their needs. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (888) 701-1153. You can also visit our website at www.usclaimsolutions.co for more information on what we do!