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Associate Leave Specialist

Company: Unum
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Posting End Date: May 29 Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 36 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's two distinct, but similarly focused US businesses - Unum US and Colonial Life - are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum also has significant US operations in Portland, Maine and Baton Rouge, Louisiana - and over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. General Summary: Associate Leave Reps are responsible for understanding the FMLA and state regulations, processing of leaves, review of medical certifications, and ongoing relationship management with employees requesting leaves and their Employer contacts. The leave specialist must exercise a high level of independent judgment and critical thinking in decision making, and be fully versed on the FMLA, applicable state leave laws as well customer specific processing requirements. Partnering with other business areas (Benefits Center, Contact Center, etc.) is also important to the success of the leave management operation. This position remains under the supervision and guidance of a Trainer/Mentor. Principal Duties and Responsibilities Processing of new leaves and all daily follow-ups assigned Determine eligibility and availability of leave time for each employee requesting leave for FMLA, State, and applicable Corporate protections Determine and generate appropriate communications to comply with FMLA regulations and customer procedures Review medical certifications and other documentation submitted; consult with Nurse Case Manager and IME unit if needed Determine the appropriate status of leave under FMLA and state leave regulations taking into consideration regulatory requirements, company-specific requirements, and analysis of documentation received (medical, legal, etc.) Communicate medical or absence information with other internal units (STD, Intake) Management of a leave through duration, reporting status to Employer, employee and other internal units Respond to leave questions and issues from employees or Employer contacts May perform other duties as assigned Job Specifications Successful completion of the Leave Management training program, passing score on the final exam and quality audit and mentor sign-off. 4-year degree or similar experience preferred Strong interpersonal skills and customer relationship skills Strong business communication skills (telephone, e-mail, written) Knowledge of Windows; general keyboard and computer skills (Word, Excel, Access) Decision making and analytical skills Attention to detail and organizational skills Understanding of STD processes and work flows and insurance industry preferred Our company is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee professional development programs, we are committed to helping employees live and work their best - both inside and outside the office. Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Company: Unum

Keywords: Unum, Chattanooga , Associate Leave Specialist, Other , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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