JOB SUMMARY:


Answers questions and resolves problems initiated by insureds and carriers via mail and telephone. Most questions concern coverage, benefits, or billing and may require research or referral to resolve. Significantly contributes to business retention efforts.


JOB DUTIES:

  • Answers all incoming telephone calls promptly and professionally. Identifies and responds to question or problem presented by insured in a manner that meets or exceeds client service level standards.
  • Provides accurate information to insured, in accordance with company policy; researches when necessary, i.e., use computerized system to verify coverage, payment received, etc.
  • Immediately reports escalated problems, service errors or anomalies to director to effect prompt resolution. Takes initiative to contribute to development of long-term solutions to prevent recurring or similar errors or problems, with a customer first philosophy.
  • Mails out brochures or other written material to assist insured in understanding coverage and/or benefits.
  • Maintains logs and production-related reports for referral or team incentive related activity
  • Processes correspondence received, including address changes, within two business days of receipt.
  • Participates in business retention activities as directed by management by attempting to conserve coverage for customers.
  • Consult with customers on inbound calls regarding Pearl Carroll insurance products and refer potential leads to the sales team.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Associates Degree and 2+ years of experience in customer service, sales, and/or call center environment, preferably in the insurance industry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate by phone
  • Superior listening skills and ability to probe customer needs and opportunities through question-based selling and retention techniques
  • Self-directed with good decision making and time management skills
  • Strong computer skills required, including spreadsheet and word processing software; knowledge of insurance administration software preferred

Certifications and Licenses:

NYS Life Accident and Health Insurance license preferred, but not required


Associated topics: agente de servicio al cliente, coordinator, customer care associate, customer care specialist, customer service associate, intern, product support, service, service agent, telephone service representative

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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