Robert Half International Benefit Customer Service Representative in Tempe, Arizona

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The Benefit Customer Service Representative provides customer service support for client pension and/or health and welfare plans using web-based systems for tracking, information gathering and troubleshooting issues.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide a high level of customer service support when handling customers? questions/complaints in respect to defined benefit pension and/or health and welfare plans. ? Quickly build rapport and respond to customers in a compassionate manner by identifying and exceeding expectations (responding in a respectful, accurate, timely manner, consistently meeting commitments) ? Demonstrate flexibility to customize customer service approach to meet all types of member communication styles and personalities ? Handle confidential information with sensitivity and discretion in accordance with HIPAA and Data Privacy laws and company data security requirements ? Proficiently translate health and welfare and pension terms, complex plan information and processes into simple explanations and instructions that customers can understand and act upon. ? Read and understand client?s plan documents, amendments or online knowledgebase tools, etc. Collect relevant information, determine immediate requests/questions and also anticipate the future needs of the member ? Maintain diplomacy and tact while dealing with upset or escalated callers ? Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and compliance with company and client procedures and guidelines providing appropriate and accurate information ? Maintain and document complete and accurate call and case notes ? Respond professionally to customer inquiries/complaints received via phone, email or other communication channels ? Demonstrate ability to maintain a high level of customer service in a changeable work environment ? Participate in team meetings and training ? Possess a cooperative and positive attitude towards customers, internal contacts and team members ? Perform other duties as assigned

The Requirements:

? Excellent ability to communicate effectively using the English language in a customer service setting, including verbal and written communication skills ? Ability to quickly assess current state issues and formulate a response/resolution using analytical and problem solving skills ? High level attention to detail ? Strong computer skills with the ability to navigate multiple software applications ? Working knowledge of health and welfare and/or defined benefit pension plans a plus ? Minimum 1-2 years? experience in a customer service setting, at least 2-3 years is preferred ? Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs (specifically Outlook, Excel and Word) ? Ability to type 30-40 WPM ? Ability to work in a team environment ? Ability to work in a multi-tasked environment and prioritize and organize work ? Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions ? Ability to work a flexible work schedule (30 ? 40 hours/week with some overtime requested; variety of schedule start and end times) ? Must have excellent attendance and be punctual to work

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