Customer Service Representative (12-Month Term)

Manitoba Blue Cross - Winnipeg, MB (30+ days ago)

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Manitoba Blue Cross was born out of a desire to protect our fellow Manitobans during life’s most unexpected and sometimes challenging moments. This remains our driving force today, and fuels our ongoing commitment to providing superior health and wellness benefits that are delivered with compassion and excellence in service.

As an independent and not for profit organization for over 40 years, we provide health, dental, employee assistance, disability, travel and life coverage to over half a million Manitobans.

At Manitoba Blue Cross, our people are the key to our success! Consider becoming part of our team of professionals committed to providing exceptional customer service.

Join us as we serve our neighbours to support and strengthen our community.

REPORTS TO Team Lead, Customer Services
HOURS OF WORK: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM May be required to assist and work in the Customer Service Centre.

The position responds to diverse and complex inquiries from customers by telephone. The incumbent requires extensive knowledge of all of the company’s products and administrative practices relating to company procedures. Superior customer service skills are required.

  • Responds to a variety of customer inquiries ranging from:
  • Enrollment and billing procedures
  • Coverage information
  • Employer Group Plans, which include Ambulance/Hospital, Extended Health Benefits, Employee Travel Health Benefits, Employee Assistance Plan, Dental Service Plan, Health Spending Accounts and Vision Care
  • Individual Health Plans
  • Travel Health Plans
  • Responds to a variety of customer inquiries for information about claims procedures and claims payments regarding:
  • Travel Health Plans
  • Individual Health Plans
  • Employer Group Plans, which include Ambulance/Hospital, Extended Health Benefits, Employee Travel Health Benefits, Employee Assistance Plan, Dental Service Plan, Health Spending Accounts and Vision Care
  • Confirms coverage, explains benefits and checks for processed claims for dental offices, hospitals, pharmacies, and various other health providers.
  • Accurately completes an inquiry ticket for each call received and accurately completes forms and memos.
  • Arranges Bonds of Indemnity for lost or stolen cheques, orders explanation(s) of benefits, processes or forwards requests for address changes and identification cards for members to the appropriate department.
  • Promotes and sells by telephone Travel Health products.
  • Assists members with registration and navigation of the online portal.
  • Accepts and forwards customer suggestions and complaints about all aspects of Blue Cross, including billing and enrollment, claims, products and/or benefits.
  • Forwards possible leads for group health business to the Group Client Development department.
  • Remains current and knowledgeable about benefits, which are provided by the Provincial Health Care Plan, particularly in respect to prescription drugs, travel health and vision care.
  • Prepares for and deals effectively with customers who contact our office following radio programs, newspaper articles, mass mailings, etc.
  • Assists the Customer Service Centre with in-person inquiries as required.
  • Assists in directing customers to the appropriate source (i.e.: Government Agency) when the information does not pertain to Blue Cross.
  • Assists Travel Agents and General Agents in selling, extending and refunding Travel Health, Trip/Holiday Cancellation and the Tour Package Plan as well as explaining coverage information and claims procedures.
  • Maintains an awareness of changes to employer group plans in order to respond to customer inquiries.
  • On a rotational basis, may be required to perform other administrative duties such as replying to customer e-mail and voice mail queries.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Dedicated to the principles of exceptional service; committed to responding to, anticipating and addressing customer needs, for both internal and external customers.
  • University degree or Community College diploma in Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Effective listening skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure of time restraints.
  • Flexibility, patience and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to handle pressure.
  • Good computer skills including Word, Excel and e-mail software.
  • Initiative and ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Good problem solving and analytical ability.
  • Extensive experience dealing with the public (several years a must).
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual – French and English.
  • 2 - 5 years previous work experience in the insurance/customer service industry would be an asset.
  • A second language would be an asset.
We offer competitive salary, modified benefits, a flex work schedule, and a health and wellness program with an on-site fitness centre. We are committed to creating a rewarding environment to foster learning and development for our staff. If you are interested in joining our team, please forward a resume and cover letter, indicating salary expectations, by February 7, 2020.

Thank you for your interest, we look forward to reviewing your application.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability and conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered.

Only those being considered for the selection process will be contacted.