Short Term Disability Specialist - National Remote
Tampa, FL, United States
You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
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This is an opportunity that’s all about where you’ve been. Your experience. Your potential. Your skills. Because on the team at UnitedHealth Group, your potential and your impact can be career changing. No company has put together better teams of passionate, energetic and all out brilliant Claims Representatives. This is where you come in. We’ll look for your experience and expertise to help keep our service levels and accuracy extremely high. We’ll also look for your ideas on how to constantly evolve our claims processes. We’ll back you with the great training, support and opportunities you’d expect from a Fortune 5 company leader.
The role of the Short-Term Disability Specialist consists of processing new and ongoing STD claims, which includes eligibility reviews, financial reviews, medical reviews, and vocational reviews.
This position is full-time (40 hours/week) Monday - Friday. Employees are required to have the flexibility to work any of our 8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime.
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.
Manage a Short-Term Disability case block of 65 claims
Apply contract knowledge to analyze Short Term Disability claims to ensure appropriate eligibility requirements and appropriate liability decisions
Ability to provide clear documentation and rationale for claim determinations
Ability to verbally communicate claim determinations
Utilize resources including medical and vocational as appropriate
Adhere to appropriate response and turnaround times on all requests and deliverables
Maintain claim management standards for all tasks, referrals and telephone calls
Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
This is a challenging role that takes an ability to thoroughly review, analyze and research complex health care claims in order to identify discrepancies, verify pricing, confirm prior authorizations and process them for payment. You’ll need to be comfortable navigating across various computer systems to locate critical information. Attention to detail is critical to ensure accuracy which will ensure timely processing of the member's claim.
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
High School Diploma / GED (or higher) OR equivalent years of work experience
1+ years of Short-Term Disability Claims processing experience
3+ years of experience in a related environment (i.e., office, administrative, clerical, customer service, etc.) using phones and computers as the primary job tools
Proficiency with computer and Windows PC applications, which includes the ability to navigate and learn new and complex computer system applications
Ability to work any of our 8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm
Have a dedicated work area established that is separated from other living areas and provides information privacy
Ability to keep all company sensitive documents secure (if applicable)
Reside in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approved high-speed internet connection or leverage an existing high-speed internet service
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Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $18.17 - $32.26. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $20.00 - $35.53. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
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