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Lincoln Financial Group Claims Telephonic Initiation Representative (remote available) in Topeka, Kansas

Alternate Locations: Work from Home

Work Arrangement:

Hybrid/Flexible : Work at home and use the office as appropriate for in-person collaboration.

Relocation assistance: is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #: 73121

The Role at a Glance

We are excited to bring on a Telephonic Initiation Representative to join our claimant excellence team supporting Group Protection in a remote environment. ​

​Background Details :

The Claimant Excellence Team will provide you with several weeks of paid training, coaching and development to perform in this fast-paced environment. ​

​As a Telephonic Initiation Representative, you will be responsible for answering claimants calls regarding disability and FMLA claims in a call center environment. You will be the first point in contact for the employee (member) and initiating claims or leaves to provide a positive customer experience during their specific challenge. As a member of the team, you will educate the customer on their claim or leave needs and advise of next steps in the process. This opportunity will provide insight into the world of group insurance administration while gaining new skills through a defined career pathing and development program. If this sounds like a role for you, please read on! ​

What you'll be doing

  • Communicate with roughly 50-60 customers throughout the day, answering questions and initiating their claim through the utilization of multiple applications and platforms. ​

  • Provide education to the customer/employer regarding the product (primary products: FMLA and disability) while having a strong focus on attention to detail to ensure the claim/leave is taken and notated appropriately. ​

  • Communicate effectively through email/phone with internal/external stakeholders in a customer centric and professional demeanor while recognizing what needs to be done to meet customers’ expectations and demonstrates flexibility/responsiveness to meet customer needs on routine work independently. ​

  • Identifies, recommends and champions process improvements and organizational initiatives to positively influence the team and quality. ​

  • Training Schedule: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm EST 6 weeks (no time off during training).​

  • Regular Full Time Schedule: Must be available to work an 8 hour shift Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am to 11:00pm EST.​

  • Regular Part Time Schedule: Must be available to work a 10 hour shift on Mondays plus an 8 hour shift one other day of the week between the hours of 8:00am and 11:00pm EST.​

What we’re looking for

Must-have experience (Required) : ​

High School Diploma or GED ​

  • 0-1+ years of administrative support, customer service and/or data entry that directly with the specific responsibilities for this position ​

  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal/written) ​

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) ​

Must-have capabilities :​

  • Must have internet bandwidth of 12 Mbps (Megabits per second). Preferred bandwidth is 25 Mbps to perform at full capacity. *To check internet speed, go to ‘Google’ and type in ‘Speed Test’ and simply select ‘Run Speed Test’. This will run for roughly 30 seconds. Once complete you will receive a display showing your internet bandwidth. ​

Nice-to have Experience (Preferred):

  • Data entry and research experience in a fast-paced environment ​

  • Ability to maneuver through multiple systems as needed

What’s it like to work here?

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.

What’s in it for YOU:

  • A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career

  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities

  • PTO/parental leave

  • Competitive 401K and employee benefits (https://hrdirectdocs.lfg.com/misc/HR/Recruiting/BenefitsResourcesGuide.pdf)

  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program

  • Tuition assistance program

  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations

  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training

Pay Range: $20.77

Actual base pay could vary based on non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to work experience, education, location, licensure requirements, proficiency and qualifications required for the role. The base pay is just one component of Lincoln’s total rewards package for employees. In addition, the role may be eligible for the Annual Incentive Program, which is discretionary and based on the performance of the company, business unit and individual. Other rewards may include long-term incentives, sales incentives and Lincoln’s standard benefits package.

About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group helps people to plan, protect and retire with confidence. As of Dec. 31, 2022, approximately 16 million customers trust our guidance and solutions across four core businesses – annuities, life insurance, group protection and retirement plan services. As of September 30, 2023, the company had $290 billion in end-of-period account balances, net of reinsurance. Headquartered in Radnor, Pa., Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. Learn more at LincolnFinancial.com.

Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive (https://www.lfg.com/public/aboutus/companyoverview/diversityinclusion?audience_page_id=1422918942386) environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Be Aware of Fraudulent Recruiting Activities

If you are interested in a career at Lincoln, we encourage you to review our current openings and apply on our website. Lincoln values the privacy and security of every applicant and urges all applicants to diligently protect their sensitive personal information from scams targeting job seekers. These scams can take many forms including fake employment applications, bogus interviews and falsified offer letters.

Lincoln will not ask applicants to provide their social security numbers, date of birth, bank account information or other sensitive information in job applications. Additionally, our recruiters do not communicate with applicants through free e-mail accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or conduct interviews utilizing video chat rooms. We will never ask applicants to provide payment during the hiring process or extend an offer without conducting a phone, live video or in-person interview. Please contact Lincoln's fraud team at fraudhotline@lfg.com if you encounter a recruiter or see a job opportunity that seems suspicious.

Additional Information

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, Veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.

This Employer Participates in E-Verify. See the E-Verify (https://www.e-verify.gov) notices.

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Lincoln Financial Group ("LFG") is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Opportunities throughout LFG are available to employees and applicants and are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. We have a drug free work environment and we perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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