Met Life Careers – Disability Claims Specialist

Website MetLife

Job Description:

At MetLife, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities. The LTD Claims Specialist evaluates long term disability insurance claims in accordance with plan provisions and within prescribed time service standards. In this role, the LTD Claims Specialist is required to exercise independent judgment, critical thinking skills, exemplary customer service skills as well as effective inventory management skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Effectively manages with some level of oversight an assigned caseload of moderately complex claims which consists of pending, ongoing/active and appeal reviews. The LTD CS will be evaluated for increases in their authority levels as they become more experienced in their decision-making and demonstrate consistency in meeting all key performance indicators
  • Provides timely, balanced and accurate claims reviews, documentation and recommended decisions in a time sensitive and fast-paced environment and in accordance with state and department of insurance regulations
  • Compiles file documentation and correspondence requiring extensive policy and factual detail. Analyzes information to determine if additional information is needed to make a reasonable and logical claims determination based off the information available
  • Collaborates with both external and internal resources, such as physicians, attorneys, clinical/vocational consultants as needed to gather data such as medical/occupational information in order to ensure reasonable, thorough decisions.
  • Provides frequent, proactive verbal communication with our claimants and/or their representatives demonstrating empathy and active listening while providing clear updates, direction and explanations regarding the claim process, benefits and other pertinent plan provisions.
  • These calls are used to gather essential details regarding medical condition(s) and treatment, occupational demands, financial information and any other information that may be pertinent to the evaluation of the claim.
  • Once telephone calls are completed, you will be required to document the conversation within the claim file in a timely manner utilizing the appropriate level of detail and professional writing skills
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with claimants, customers, attorneys, brokers, and family members during claim evaluations
  • Virtual roles predominately work from a home office with periodic visits to the assigned GCSO office as needed for team events, meetings, training, business continuity, etc.
  • Clarifies and reconciles inconsistencies when gathering information during claim evaluations and collaborates with Fraud Waste and Abuse resources as needed

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in both verbal and written form
  • Be able to demonstrate the use of critical thinking and analysis when reviewing the information
  • New hires should live a commutable distance from the site the role is posted in.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent customer service skills proven through internal and external customer interactions
  • Demonstrated conceptual thinking, risk management, ability to handle complex situations effectively
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Prior experience with independent judgement and decision making while relying on the available facts
  • 1-3 years of LTD/IDI Insurance Claims experience
  • Creative problem-solving abilities and the ability to think outside the box

Job Details:

Company: MetLife

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Miamisburg, OH, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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