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Associate Collections Representative (SSM) - Saint Louis, MO or Springfield, IL

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.
The -Associate Collections Representative -is responsible for insurance premium collections. Positions in this function contact customers to determine reason for payment delinquency, negotiate and advise on collection of overdue bills and take appropriate action to recover overdue payments. Handling of unresolved inquiries/issues, and responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining and managing organization policies on collection practices. May work with outside legal counsel and/or outside agencies in more complex collection cases.
This position is full-time, Monday - Friday. Employees are required to work our normal business hours of 7:00am - 3:30pm CST. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime or weekends. Our office is located at 1145 CORPORATE LAKE DRIVE ST. LOUIS, MO 63132.
We offer 4 weeks of paid training. The hours during training will be 7am to 3:30pm CST, Monday - Friday. Training will be conducted onsite.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Sorting/Processing Mail
  • Preparation for self-pay posting - electronic and manual posting
  • Utilize US banking and insurance portals
  • Using multiple systems, a day at the same time
  • Word, Outlook, Microsoft tools, EPIC system
  • Retrieve bank deposit details from system daily and work with the Cash Reconciliation and Payment Posting departments to collaborate and distribute assignments daily. Supporting 3 regions (St. Louis, Southern Illinois, Jefferson City).

    You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.Required Qualifications:

    • High school diploma / GED (or higher)
    • Basic Proficiency with Windows PC applications and MS Office
    • 6+ months exposure to the acquiring and/or managing of data to support a project
    • 1+ years of collection revenue cycle experience
    • 1+ years of customer service experience
    • Reside in Missouri or Illinois - Must be within commutable distance to office - 1145 CORPORATE LAKE DRIVE ST. LOUIS
    • Ability to work 5 days onsite per week
    • Ability to work full-time, Monday - Friday. Employees are required to work our normal business hours of 7:00am - 3:30pm CST. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime or weekends. -

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Background in a medical/healthcare setting
      • Direct healthcare data collection experience
      • EPIC experience or EPIC revenue cycle experience
      • Microsoft Teams
      • Microsoft Word
      • Microsoft Excel
      • Insurance EOB knowledge

        At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

        Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
        UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
        #RPO #RED

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Chesterfield , Associate Collections Representative (SSM) - Saint Louis, MO or Springfield, IL, Accounting, Auditing , Chesterfield, Missouri

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