Long Term Disability Claims Examiner - Pittsburgh, PA


Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


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Sign-on Bonuses up to $1,500 offered for a limited time only!


Benefits offered: 401k, Medical, Dental, Vision, Tuition Reimbursement, Student Loan Repayment


Job Description Summary

The LTD Claim Manager is responsible for managing their assigned caseload of LTD claims with a focus on making quality decisions in a timely manner. The claims manager is responsible for development of judicious case plans informed by customer & key stakeholder interactions. Being a key customer-facing role, the claim manager will communicate with customers, employers and treating providers.


Job Description

The LTD Claim Manager will manage an assigned caseload Long Term Disability cases. This includes management of claims with longer duration and evolving medical conditions. LTD Claim Managers will have meaningful and transparent conversations with their customers and clinical partners in order to gather the information that is most relevant to each claim. It also requires potentially complex benefit calculations on a monthly basis. The candidate will also evaluate customer eligibility and interact with internal and external customers including, but not limited to, customers, employers, physicians, internal business matrix partners and attorneys etc. to gather the information to make the decision on the claim.


As a Long-Term Disability Claims Examiner, you will:

  • Proactively manage your block of claims by regularly talking with and knowing your customers, their level of functioning, and having a command of case facts for each claim in your block.
  • Develop and document Judicious Case Plans that focus on the future direction of the claim using a holistic viewpoint
  • Find customer eligibility by reviewing contractual language and medical documentation, interpret information and make decisions based on facts presented
  • Leverage claim dashboard to manage claim inventory to find which claims to focus efforts on for maximum impact
  • Have discussions with customers and employers regarding return to work opportunities and communicate with an action-oriented approach.
  • Work directly with clients and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors to facilitate return to work either on a full-time or modified duty basis
  • Ask focused questions of internal resources (e.g. nurse, behavioral, doctor, vocational) and external resources (customer, employer, treating provider) in order to question discrepancies, close gaps and clarify inconsistencies
  • Network with both customers and physicians to medically manage claims from initial medical requests to reviewing and evaluating ongoing medical information
  • Execute on all client performance guarantees
  • Respond to all communications within customer service protocols in a clear, concise and timely manner
  • Make fair, accurate, timely, and quality claim decisions
  • Adhere to standard timeframes for processing mail, tasks and outliers
  • Support and promote all integration initiatives (including Family Medical Leave, Life Assistance Programs, Integrated
  • Personal Health Team, Your Health First, Healthcare Connect, etc.)
  • Clearly articulate claim decisions both verbally and in written communications
  • Understand Corporate Compliance, Policies and Procedures and best practices
  • Stay abreast of ongoing trainings associated with role and business unit objectives



  • High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience in hospital administration, medical office management, financial services and/ or business operations is a (+)
  • Comfortable talking with customers and having thorough phone conversations.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong critical thinker.
  • Must be technically savvy with the ability to toggle between multiple applications and/ or computer monitors
  • simultaneously
  • Ability to focus and excel at quality production
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications is required (Word, Outlook, Excel).
  • Strong written and communication skills demonstrated in previous work experience.
  • Specific experience with collaborative negotiations.
  • Proven skills in positive and effective interaction with ambitious customers.
  • Experience in effectively meeting/exceeding individual professional expectations and team goals.
  • Must have the ability to work with a sense of urgency and be a self-starter with a customer focus mindset.
  • Comfortable giving and receiving feedback.
  • Flexible to change and highly coordinated
  • Demonstrated analytical and math skills.


Critical Competencies:

  • Decision Quality
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Action Oriented
  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Customer Focus


This position is currently remote due to COVID-19. The position will be based in Pittsburgh, PA once offices open. 








Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of www.NewYorkLife.com.

Job Requisition ID: 85425




Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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