Alternate Locations: US All Regions; Work from Home Work Arrangement: Work from Home Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity. Pay Range: $20.82 - $31.20 Bonus Potential: Requisition #: 71060 The Role at a Glance We are excited to bring on a highly motivated Long-Term Disability (LTD) Claims Specialist to our claims organization. As an LTD Claims Specialist, you will manage a workload of Long-Term Disability claims independently in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. You will be responsible for conducting initial and ongoing interviews with claimants, obtaining, and reviewing medical records and making timely and ethical claim determinations. You'll complete a thorough training program to develop new skills and give you the confidence you need to be successful in your new role. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced team environment, then please read on! What you'll be doing • Communicating with claimants, employers and various medical professionals through phone and e-mail to gather information regarding Long Term Disability Claims and state and federal benefits when applicable. • Collaborating with fellow case managers, nurse case managers, vocational case managers, and consulting physicians to make appropriate, ethical, and timely claim determinations. • Reviewing complex medical records and effectively leveraging a variety of tools and resources to understand appropriate approval durations and future action planning throughout the life of the claim. • Providing exceptional customer service and proactively recognizing customer needs and areas of opportunity. What we're looking for Must-haves: + High School diploma or GED or minimum Associate degree in lieu of required experience. + 3-5 years of claims experience directly aligned to the specific responsibilities for this role or; For candidates with an Associate degree, 0-1 year claims experience directly aligned to the specific responsibilities for this role. + Strong written and verbal communication skills. + Excellent organization skills with the ability to multi-task. Nice-to-haves: + Experience with disability and/or absence management. What's it like to work here? At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future. What's in it for YOU: + A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career + Leadership development and virtual training opportunities + PTO/parental leave + Competitive 401K and employee benefits () + Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program + Tuition assistance program + A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations + Effective productivity/technology tools and training Work Arrangement Work from Home : Employees will work from home and are not required to work in a Lincoln office on a regular basis. Lincoln will evaluate the following when setting the successful candidate's wage rate: • Prior work or industry experience. • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position. • Unique skills About The Company Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 200 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas - Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection - focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer's lifestyles and retirement outcomes. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $324 billion in end-of-period account values as of June 30, 2021. Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America and Best Employers for Women by _Forbes_ magazine as well as one of _Newsweek's_ Most Responsible Companies, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees' futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals. Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive (\_page\_id=) environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. 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Ver el E-Verify () avisos. Lincoln Financial Group ("LFG") is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Opportunities throughout LFG are available to employees and applicants and are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. We have a drug free work environment and we perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.