Job Description

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is a local, independent Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and a not-for-profit health insurance company headquartered in Phoenix. Founded in 1939, the company has more than 1,400 dedicated employees throughout its Phoenix, Tucson, Chandler and Flagstaff offices. Providing health insurance products, services and networks to more than 1 million Arizonans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona offers various health plans for individuals, families, and small and large businesses. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona also offers Medicare supplement plans to individuals over age 65.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona helps to fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life of Arizonans by delivering a variety of health insurance products and services to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families, and small and large businesses as well as providing information and tools to help individuals make better health decisions.


Purpose of the Job
***This is a highly specialized customer service position with an emphasis on excellence, privacy, compliance and versatility within the health insurance industry. The position will identify, research, process, resolve and respond to customer inquiries and correspondence via telephone, written communication and/or in person.
• Scope of the position includes accountabilities that support the following programs: 1. Utilization Management, 2. Member Relations and 3. Network Management.

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities
• Identify, research, process, resolve and respond to customer inquiries and correspondence via telephone, written communication and/or in person.
• Answer a diverse and high volume of health insurance related customer calls and correspondence on a daily basis.
• Meet quality, quantity and timeliness standards to achieve individual and department performance goals as defined within the department guidelines.
• Explain to customers a variety of information concerning the organization’s services, including but not limited to, contract benefits, changes in coverage, eligibility, claims, BCBSAZ programs, provider networks, etc.
• Consult and coordinate with various internal departments, external plans, providers, businesses, and government agencies to obtain information and ensure resolution of customer inquiries.
• Document and record facts in regard to inquiries and correspondence by updating BCBSAZ files and system.
• Demonstrate and maintain current working knowledge of the required BCBSAZ systems, procedures, forms and manuals.
• Utilization Management-related accountabilities for FEP staff include:
- Review of healthcare service requests for completeness of information
- Collection and/or transfer of non-clinical data
• Utilization Management-related accountabilities for Provider Assistance staff include:
- Review of healthcare service requests for completeness of information
- Collection and/or transfer of non-clinical data
- Collection of defined clinical data using structured scripts or tools
- Activities that do not require interpretation of clinical information or decisions regarding utilization of any clinical criteria for handling of a request for healthcare services or treatment
• Travel may be required for employees in regional offices
 
• The position requires a full-time work schedule. Full-time is defined as working at least 40 hours per week, plus any additional hours as requested or as needed to meet business requirements.
• Perform all other duties as assigned.
 

BCBSAZ does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected group.

Skills / Requirements

Required Qualifications1. Required Work Experience• 1 years of experience in claims examination, health insurance, customer service, call center, medical office, or other healthcare-related field2. Required Education• High-School Diploma or GED in general field of study3. Required Licenses• Within 45 days  of hire in member concierge, Mi Consejero Azul, or areas supporting sales, employee must hold an active, current, and unrestricted AZ Department of Insurance Health Insurance License 4. Required Certifications• N/APreferred Qualifications1. Preferred Work Experience• 2 year(s) of experience in claim processing, customer service, call center, health insurance, medical office, or other healthcare-related field2. Preferred Education• Associate's Degree in general field of study3. Preferred Licenses• A valid Arizona driver license with an acceptable driving record if travel is required (e.g. regional employees)• Active, current, and unrestricted AZ Department of Insurance Health Insurance License for member concierge, Mi Consejero Azul, or areas supporting sales4. Preferred Certifications• N/A  Required Competencies1. Required Job Skills• Intermediate skill in use of office equipment, including copiers, fax machines, scanner and telephones• Type 30 to 35 words per minute with 5% error rate or less• Intermediate PC proficiency• Advanced bilingual (Spanish/English) skill in verbal communication - Mi Consejero Azul only• Intermediate bilingual (Spanish/English) skill in written communication - Mi Consejero Azul only2. Required Professional Competencies• Maintain confidentiality and privacy• Practice interpersonal and active listening to achieve high customer satisfaction• Compose and dictate a variety of business correspondence• Interpret and translate policies, procedures, programs and guidelines• Capable of investigative and analytical research• Navigate, gather, input and maintain data records in multiple system applications• Follow and accept instruction and direction• Establish and maintain working relationships in a collaborative team environment3. Required Leadership Experience and Competencies• N/A Preferred Competencies1. Preferred Job Skills• Type >35 words per minute with 5% error rate or less• Intermediate knowledge of insurance claim coding• Intermediate understanding of dental and medical terminology• Intermediate comprehension of anatomy and medical practices2. Preferred Professional Competencies• Knowledge of a wide range of subjects pertaining to the organization's service and operations3. Preferred Leadership Experience and Competencies• N/A

Application Instructions

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