Customer Billing Representative

<strong>AF Group (Lansing, Mich.) and its subsidiaries are a premier provider of innovative insurance solutions. Insurance policies may be issued by any of the following companies within AF Group: Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, Accident Fund National Insurance Company, Accident Fund General Insurance Company, United Wisconsin Insurance Company, Third Coast Insurance Company, or CompWest Insurance Company.</strong>

Lansing, USA

AF Group

<p class="p1"><strong>AF Group&rsquo;s focused and passionate team uses industry-leading best practices, analytics and resources to manage risk and minimize loss for our policyholders while strengthening businesses with our valued independent agent partners.</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>We strive to continuously increase the long-term value of our organization by outperforming our industry peers and fostering a culture of underwriting and claims excellence.</strong></p>

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <br />Primarily responsible for supporting the billing needs of agents and policyholders providing accurate and consistent services regarding invoice inquiries and premium transaction activity. Approve changes in accordance with billing rules and procedures in compliance with Accident Fund and/or bureau rules and regulations. Contacts include Service Center staff, Finance Department, Premium Audit Department, Claims Department, agents and policyholders.<br /><br /> <p><strong>WORKING CONDITIONS:</strong></p> <p>Work is performed in an office setting with no unusual hazards.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>REQUIRED TESTING:</strong></p> <p>Reading Comprehension, Intermediate Windows, Basic Word and Basic Excel. Alpha Numeric, Proofreading, Math and 10-key.</p>
Responsibilities: <br /> <div> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <ul> <li>Answers telephone inquiries from agents and policyholders regarding invoices and billing transactions.</li> <li>Requests write-offs to resolve small balance and NSF fee discrepancies within guidelines.</li> <li>Reconcile accounts to clarify billing transactions and cash applications in order to provide customers with up-to-date account information/history.</li> <li>Reviews and approves/declines policy cancellations and reinstatements.</li> <li>Manages reinstatement exception requests and approves exceptions within authority.</li> <li>Approves and documents payment arrangements with customers on audit balances per guidelines.</li> <li>Processes pay-by-phone transactions to expedite posting of cash to the insured&rsquo;s policy.</li> <li>Requests money moves to ensure accurate posting of cash.</li> <li>Processes and documents any manual billing exceptions.</li> <li>Review payments returned from the bank. Contact customers to resolve banking information issues to avoid cancellation or collections.</li> <li>Approve pay plan changes within authority</li> <li>Process loss run requests</li> <li>Prepares correspondence to communicate necessary information to agents and policyholders.</li> <li>Coordinates and resolves customer complaints, errors and service issues.</li> <li>Makes appropriate decisions based on interpretation of policies and procedures.</li> <li>Supports appropriate response to Bureau, NCCI, and internal and external audit inquiries.</li> <li>Works with minimum supervision</li> </ul> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p>This description identifies the responsibilities typically associated with the performance of the job. The percentage of time in any responsibility may vary between positions. Other relevant essential functions may be required.</p>
Requirements: <strong><br />EDUCATION REQUIRED:&nbsp;<br /><br /></strong> <ul> <li>High school diploma or G.E.D. with one (1) year relevant course work (minimum 30 credit hours) in insurance and/or a related field with progress toward or completion of Insurance Institute of America (IIA) or other insurance-related designation(s).&nbsp;</li> <li>Combinations of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <br /><br /><br /><strong>EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:&nbsp;<br /></strong><br /> <ul> <li>Two (2) years experience with Accident Fund Insurance Company of America as a Policy Processing Representative.</li> </ul> <p>OR</p> <ul> <li>Four (4) years of general office experience including two (2) years of customer service with insurance-related experience; specifically,&nbsp;exchanging information over the phone, resolving complaints and answering basic inquiries. A combination of insurance and financial experience may be considered.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><br /><br /><strong>SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA) REQUIRED:<br /></strong><br /> <ul> <li>Ability to work effectively in a multi-functional, multi-state business unit.</li> <li>Knowledge of state-specific premium billing rules.</li> <li>Ability to accurately interpret and analyze premium billing data.</li> <li>Excellent oral and written communication skills.</li> <li>Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work.</li> <li>Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet established deadlines.</li> <li>Knowledge of computers.</li> <li>Basic knowledge of word processing.</li> <li>Basic knowledge of spreadsheet software.</li> <li>Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.</li> <li>Knowledge of multi-line telephone systems.</li> <li>Ability to process transactions on core processing systems.</li> <li>Ability to enter alpha/numeric data accurately.</li> <li>Ability to proofread documents for accuracy of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format.</li> <li>Excellent math skills with the ability to use a ten-key adding machine.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong><br />ADDITIONAL EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND/OR ABILITIES PREFERRED:</strong><em>&nbsp;<br /></em><br /> <ul> <li>Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial institution/EFT procedures.</li> <li>Successful completion of business writing course.</li> </ul>