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Telephone Representative II

at 1199SEIU Funds

Posted: 8/3/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 8011
Categories: Customer Service, Sales

Job Description

Requisition #:
5625-5627

# of openings:
3

Fund:
1199SEIU Benefit and Pension Funds

Department:
Member Services - General

Position Status:
Permanent

Employment Type:
Full time

Category:
Bargaining

Location:
New York, NY

Work Hours:
M - F, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain HIPAA compliance while communicating with 1199SEIU members and advocates via telephone or written correspondence regarding benefit eligibility, claim submissions and plans, programs and services
  • Distinguish the benefit plans per Fund; identify their appropriate enrollment and eligibility rules and required documentation
  • Verify, establish and re-establish member eligibility for new or existing members, spouses and dependents using the eligibility and enrollment systems (Syntonics, QNXT, V3, and Member Portal)
  • Request required proof of wages or hours worked as necessary; forward documentation to the Eligibility Department to update member eligibility records
  • Research status of hospital and medical claim payments and benefit checks
  • Verify coordination of benefits with other carriers and agencies
  • Create call tracking records (QNXT) to assign and distribute inquiries to the appropriate departmental folders for resolution (i.e. claims, checks, Explanation of Benefits, enrollment and eligibility issues)
  • Compose and mail printed materials at member’s request; provide list of participating providers, Primary Care Physician’s (PCPs) and Member Choice Networks
  • Alert members of new plan changes, plan improvements, or special event dates and locations
  • Respond to outbound inquiries which includes voicemails and emails
  • Access web-based applications relevant to member inquiries (iObserver, Medco, IRIS)
  • Print verification letters for Members; Print EOBs after January 1,  2008
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by management


Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor's Degree highly preferred
  • Minimum two (2) years high volume customer service experience in a call center environment; or two (2) years health claims processing experience required
  • Keyboarding Skills required (minimum 6,000 KPH and 6% or less error rate)
  • Knowledge of health claims processing systems (QNXT, Syntonics, V3) and Fund eligibility requirements preferred (1199SEIU National Benefit Fund, Greater New York Fund, Greater New Jersey Fund, Home Care Fund, Home Health Aide Fund)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with great interpersonal skills
  • Able to initiate correspondence and maintain a pleasant attitude to ensure excellent service to members and providers
  • Ability to work well under pressure due to the high volume and urgent nature of calls
  • Call Center hours of operation are from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm; shifts are subject to change and/or availability