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2018-06-272018-07-27

Insurance Specialist

SEIU Local 503
Salem, Oregon 97309
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Insurance Specialist

HR/Benefits Department

Salem OR


Oregon's union of 65,000 nursing home, home care, child care and other care providers, public and non-profit workers is leading the fight for a just and vibrant society for all Oregonians, and are committed to building a 21st century union. We seek highly experienced, dynamic workers who will work with talented member leaders and staff.

SEIU Local 503 is looking for an Insurance Specialist to work with the Union’s Member and Staff Benefits programs within our HR Team. This position is currently a 6-12 month limited duration position with the possibility of extension and or permanent status.

Duties include the following: 

Primary on answering telephone inquiries, provide members with information about Membership Advantages, insurance coverage, eligibility, enrollment, and process telephone premium payments.

Process new insurance applications. Mail insurance certificates and identification cards to insured members Cancel policies due to lack of premium payment, termination, or loss of eligibility including letters to members. Process life and disability insurance claims. Data entry of enrollment, changes or cancellations into the member data base.

Backup to process of depositing benefit premium payments from members and payroll offices in to the benefit checking account. Maintain records of insurance premiums received from payroll deduction and self-pay. Including payment data entry. Keep accurate records of eligibility for each insured. Advise payroll contacts on eligibility, premium administration, and other insurance determinations.

Assist with claims facilitation between insurance companies and members.

Maintain department filing, including scanning benefit documents into Document Locator application.

Assist with yearly open enrollment for union-sponsored insurance and Membership Advantages programs, including updating brochures, enrollment forms, member communications, and order enrollment materials needed for open enrollment as well as new members.

Compose and type correspondence, reports and other material using word processing and spreadsheets. Respond to requests for benefit information. Attend and present Membership Advantages program at union events, benefit fairs, local meetings, and new member/employee orientation.

Maintain supplies for all union sponsored plans including membership benefits.

Political action: door-to-door canvassing, phone banks, issue campaigns, candidate campaigns, informing the membership on the issues and candidates, targeting candidates, targeting precincts for candidate races, voter registration, questionnaires and surveys on candidates and issues; get-out-the-vote drives

Other duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications: High school diploma; three to four years previous clerical experience; accurate typing skills over 50 wpm; good English grammar and spelling skills; good public relations skills including ability to work with employees who may find themselves in stressful situations related to their insurance needs; requires pleasant, patient and calm manner for challenging phone callers or face-to-face member contact; requires the ability to do casework and be a liaison for employees with insurance carriers; requires two years previous insurance, medical or human resources employment; requires clerical and accounting skills; requires ability to work well in a "team" environment; requires ability to work well under pressure.

Pay & benefits: Our SEIU 503 staff has a passion to work hard, and enjoys top notch benefits including comprehensive fully paid health, dental and vision benefits for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, generous holiday and vacation policies, a 15% employer paid defined contribution 401K. Compensation range is based on experience and is $2764-4029 monthly.

We are committed to having an inclusive staff; both to reflect our membership and to model the unity and equity that we seek to create among our communities. Women, LGBTQ, People of Color, and Immigrants strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply: Please send a cover letter and resume describing your relevant experience by e-mail to: delauderl@seiu503.org. Please apply by 5:00pm on July 20, 2018.

Requirements

Minimum qualifications: High school diploma; three to four years previous clerical experience; accurate typing skills over 50 wpm; good English grammar and spelling skills; good public relations skills including ability to work with employees who may find themselves in stressful situations related to their insurance needs; requires pleasant, patient and calm manner for challenging phone callers or face-to-face member contact; requires the ability to do casework and be a liaison for employees with insurance carriers; requires two years previous insurance, medical or human resources employment; requires clerical and accounting skills; requires ability to work well in a "team" environment; requires ability to work well under pressure.

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Salem, Oregon 97309

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