Mgr, STD Leave

Aflac

Location: Remote - US only

Job Type: Full time

Posted

Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

Job Summary

The Manager, STD/Leave is responsible for management and administration of multiple functions, or management of general business operations within Disability Claims Department.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee daily operations of multiple levels of staff and multiple functions across one or more business units

  • Manage day to day site operations, and accountability for financial and non - financial results (budgets and actuals)

  • Provide expertise or general claims support to teams in reviewing, researching, investigating, negotiating, processing and adjusting Insurance and Leave of Absence claims

  • Attend/participate in select customer meetings as appropriate to discuss feedback and/or needed process enhancements.

  • Initiates and maintains partnerships with others throughout the organization. Encourages cooperation by promoting common goals and building trust. Inspires, supports, and initiates cross[1]functional activities.

  • Authorize the appropriate payment or refers claims to investigators for further review

  • Analyzes and identifies trends and provides reports as necessary

  • Lead project management and implementation initiatives

  • Identifies trends and assist in developing creative solutions to improve overall efficiencies of Short Term Disability and leave of Absence processes

  • Analyzes and distribute daily reports and ensure Performance Guarantees and critical claim indicators are consistently met

  • Consistently cascade critical compliance and process updates to team members; provides appropriate oversight to ensure team successfully achieves targets to meet Performance Guarantees; supports employee development by conducting regularly scheduled 1x1s with direct reports; coaches and develops direct reports to advanced claim management practices

  • Travel Less than 10% of the time

  • Performs other duties as required

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 5+ years of claims industry experience
  • 5+ years of Supervisory, Managerial, and / or leadership experience in claims adjudication or customer service
  • 2+ years of experience managing relationships with clients and / or vendors
  • 2+ years of experience managing budgets, process improvement and quality assurance

Education & Experience Preferred

  • Operation Excellence (Six Sigma) experience

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Job Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience using specific medical and/or behavioral health criteria or protocols

  • Extensive clinical experience/knowledge

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to analyze clinical records in the context of functional capacity

  • Kean instincts on how to work in a team environment

  • Pass Applicable certification and licensing continuing education and maintain active license and/or certification, as required.

  • Seeks and/or maintains current or enhanced profession credentials.

  • Proficiency within Microsoft Excel (ability to create pivot tables, basic formulas, sorting, and read data)

  • Solid understanding of the regulations governing FMLA, Statutory Disability and ERISA as it relates to absence programs

Competencies

  • Acting with Integrity - Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments
  • Communicating Effectively - Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener
  • Pursuing Self-Development - Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities
  • Serving Customers - Builds strong relationships with customers; stays aware of customer needs, concerns and satisfaction; responds promptly to customer questions and requests; effectively manages
  • Supporting Change - Enthusiastically participates in new change initiatives and programs; focuses on reasons why changes will work and how they will be beneficial
  • Supporting Organizational Goals - Actively supports organizational goals and values; demonstrates enthusiasm toward the company's goals and mission; aligns actions around organizational goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations - Shows respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourages and promotes practices that support cultural diversity; discourages behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds
You’ve got this!