Farmers Insurance Careers

Billing Customer Service Rep I

Tigard, Oregon
Customer Service


Job Description

Requisition ID: 190000TH
  
We are Farmers! 
  
Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world. Start your career at Farmers today! 
 
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:15am – 5pm
  • Benefits: 4% 401K Deposit + 6% 401K Match, competitive hourly wage + 5% yearly bonus target, 4 weeks PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Certified Great Place to Work!
  
Job Summary 
  
  • Maximizes positive customer experiences by handling basic (e.g. reinstatements, pay plan changes, address changes, pay arrangements, refund stop pays, funds transfers, and payment reversals) billing requests and inquiries over the phone and in writing.
  • The Billing Customer Service Representative I reviews and researches customer's billing concerns, obtains necessary information from various sources, and responds to agents, lienholders, and policyholders by telephone and through correspondence. 
  
Essential Job Functions 
  
  • Reviews and researches customer's billing concerns, obtains necessary information from various sources, and responds to agents, lienholders, as well as policyholders by telephone and through written correspondence to ensure their billing issues/concerns are addressed in a positive customer experience manner.
  • Effectively utilizes department Help Desk and subject matter experts to obtain needed information for complex situations.
  • These include billing errors/ system defects, disbursement of funds, handing irate callers, reinstating multiple policies on one account, and pay arrangement exceptions.
  • Completes various billing transactions relating to items such as the application of funds, payer demographics, policy status, payment timelines, reinstatement of policies, pay plan changes, and waiving fees.
  • Enters notes into bill payment system as appropriate. Attains service level standards guaranteed to our customers efficiently using systems and procedures to meet target handle time, following break and lunch schedule, and minimizing after call work.
  • Handles basic billing reports that are primarily administrative and routine in nature.
  • Participates in various employee committees to provide feedback on administrative processes, to review departmental communication for consistency and accuracy, and to increase employee morale.
  • May test billing system functionality when updates/upgrades are made.
  • Maintains and applies a thorough working knowledge of established department procedures and methods as well as keeps up-to-date with changes.
  • Continues to build personal skill set and industry knowledge base by participating in internal and/or external insurance department and/or industry related courses/seminars. Performs other functions as assigned.  
  
Physical Actions 
  
Physical Environment 
  
Education Requirements 
  
High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  
Experience Requirements 
  
Minimum two years customer service experience required, preferably within a call center environment Minimum 1 year of billing or accounts payable/receivable experience required.  
  
Special Skill Requirement 
  
Intermediate MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) required Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, required along with solid math and analytical skills preferred. Self-motivated individual who is able to work effectively as a team, displays a positive attitude, is flexible and willing to embrace change, and has effective time management skills. Demonstrated ability to build relationships/rapport with others, possess good listening skills and proven ability to make sound judgment decisions.  
  
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 02/20/2019