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Health Care Advisor - Eden Prairie, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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739691 Health Care Advisor Eden Prairie MN

Health Care Advisor - Eden Prairie, MN (739691)

Position Description

Position Description:

Energize your career with one of Healthcare’s fastest growing companies.  


You dream of a great career with a great company - where you can make an impact and help people.  We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this.  And with the incredible growth of our business, it’s a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world’s leading Healthcare companies, UnitedHealth Group is restlessly pursuing new ways to operate our Service Centers, improve our Service levels and help people lead healthier lives. We live for the opportunity to make a difference and right now, we are living it up.


This opportunity is with one of our most exciting business areas: Optum - a growing part of our family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group a Fortune 6 leader.


Optum helps nearly 60 million Americans live their lives to the fullest by educating them about their symptoms, conditions, and treatments; helping them to navigate the system, finance their Healthcare needs, and stay on track with their Health goals. No other business touches so many lives in such a positive way. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation, and Performance.

We all know the health care system is complex and confusing. That’s where you come in. As a Health Care Advisor, you will serve as a trusted resource to help consumers understand and navigate the health care system. You will be the first point of contact to assist consumers with any benefit and health & wellness need. Your goal is to put them first by understanding their need, eliminating confusion and providing resolution, all while exemplifying empathy. Consumers have a reliable ally in the health care system because you are there when they need you most. You will make a difference.
Our Health Care Advisor role is challenging, rewarding, and allows for individual growth and the chance to focus on a variety of skills.
Are you ready to make heath care work better?

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Serve as an Advisor, going above and beyond to support consumers, creating a memorable consumer experience
  • Engage with consumers in a polite and courteous manner, projecting patience, empathy, caring, compassion, and sincerity in voice tone and pace
  • Solve problems systematically, using sound judgment and critical thinking, while always following through on commitments
  • Act as a team player who serves as a mentor for colleagues and contributes to team camaraderie and culture
  • Handle inbound and outbound calls regarding health benefits in a call center environment, focusing on customer service and the consumer experience
  • Interact with consumers through multiple channels such as phone, email, online and screen share capabilities
  • Provide services such as:
    • Assist with understanding medical and pharmacy benefits, eligibility and claims issues, and plan overview explanations & terminology
    • Help with finding healthcare providers that meet consumer preferences
    • Educate consumers on clinical and wellness resources they can use to help manage a health condition or reach a wellness goal
    • Instruct consumers on their benefit package and connect them to additional benefit experts or resources
    • Answer questions about incentives, online websites or financial accounts
    • Provide education to encourage consumers to make better health care decisions
To succeed as a Health Care Advisor, ideal candidates will:
  • Be passionate about helping others
  • Care about and create relationships with others
  • Put consumer’s needs at the center of all decisions
  • Actively listen to consumers and anticipate unexpressed needs
  • Problem solve, ask questions and be innovative 
  • Translate complex benefit terminology and processes into simple information consumers can understand and act upon
  • Establish trust with consumers in an effort to connect with a variety of communication styles and personalities
  • Possess excellent conflict management skills including diffusing consumer distress
Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma / GED or higher 
  • 1+ years of experience within a service delivery or consumer focused role (examples include, but are not limited to: caregivers, hospitality, social workers, sales, non-profit workers, customer service, etc.)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word & Outlook) to create, copy, edit, and save documents     
  • Comfortable working an 8 hour shift between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm Monday through Friday (shift likely being 11:30 am - 8:00 pm or 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher 
  • Bilingual with any language 
  • Experience with medical or healthcare terminology
Soft Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment with constant learning and change
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks efficiently
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.

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.

Keywords: UHG, Eden Prairie, MN, Healthcare, Advisor, Insurance 

Job Details

  • Contest Number739691
  • Job TitleHealth Care Advisor - Eden Prairie, MN
  • Job FamilyMedical and Clinical Operations
  • Business SegmentOptum Operations

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusNon-exempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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