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Integrated Leave Specialist

Lincoln Financial Group Dover, NH
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Job Description

Alternate Locations:Dover, NH (New Hampshire)


Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.



Requisition #57742


About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customers lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $253 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.

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The Role

 

Under general supervision, reviews and processes short-term disability and leave claims. Applies expertise to manage an inventory of claims to the appropriate outcomes Ensures accurate and timely response to customer inquiries.

 

Functional Responsibilities

 

  • Manages assigned workload of short-term disability (STD) claims and federal, state and/or customer-defined leave requests within the established customer service, production, and quality standards.
  • Applies the appropriate contractual provisions, legal guidelines, case management resources, claim procedures, concepts, principles, and protocols to manage claims to the appropriate outcomes.
  • Communicates with claimants, employers, and various medical professionals to gather information regarding the application for, payment of, and ongoing management of STD and leave benefits.
  • Makes initial and ongoing benefit decisions and approves or denies benefits within established guidelines. 
  • Evaluates and refers appropriate claims to risk management resources such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Managed Care, Fraud, Social Security, Second Opinion and Subrogation. 
  • Serves as primary contact for customer inquiries and participates in meetings to review claim and leave decisions, and educate employer on program administration.
  • May be assigned to provide guidance and mentoring to others and projects assigned at managers discretion. 

 

Requirements

 

Education

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree

 

Experience

 

  • Advanced knowledge of federal and state leave of absence laws, case management practices; medical terminology; knowledge of short-term disability procedures.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with the right level of detail; identify and solve problems; focus on customers; achieve results; enter, organize and retrieve data using a variety of software (Excel, e.g.) and proprietary claims applications.
  • At least 2 years of claims handling experience.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in benefits administration, disability claims handling, and/or customer service.
  • Excellent listening skills, verbal communications skills and time-management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze problems and find the appropriate solution.
  • Competencies should include customer focus, interpersonal ability, results orientation, adaptability, teamwork/collaboration
  • A demonstrated track record of consistently meeting and/or exceeding performance expectations
  • Possesses a bias for action and avoids workplace distractions
  • Drives performance targets to completion


This position may be subject to Lincolns Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincolns current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.






Job Details

Date Posted November 30, 2018
Date Closes December 30, 2018
Requisition 57742-en_US
Located In Dover, NH
Department Insurance Claims
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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