BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Customer Service Trainee - Member Benefits Administration in Chattanooga, Tennessee

The position is accountable to resolve customer service inquiries from Internal and External customers in a timely manner. This position is also responsible for accurately documenting each inquiry into system using the format designed for the specified area. The incumbent is responsible for taking appropriate action to resolve caller’s inquiry. In addition, this position generates daily reports and is responsible for other duties assigned by the supervisor. The incumbent must educate the caller beyond their initial question to fully take advantage of benefits, prevent adverse impact and resolve on first contact. This position can progress to Customer Service Expert (5014) based on competencies.

Job Description:

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Professionally handle incoming telephone calls from Internal and External customers
  • Take appropriate action to resolve the question or complaint timely and accurately
  • Enter telephone inquiry report of contact into customer service intake screen
  • Maintain telephone performance goals established by the specified division
  • Maintain acceptable MTM quality accuracy based on division guidelines
  • Manage personal route list daily
  • Provide the same high quality service to “walk-in” inquiries that is provided for telephone inquiries
  • Work with all departments in the division or company to resolve customer service inquiry issues
  • Attend available training sessions to further enhance skills
  • The ability to talk while keying is essential
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of daily/weekly telephone reports
  • Stay up-to-date regarding online resources, such as Online Help, BlueAlert, Medical Policy, and all other electronic resource changes when applicable
  • Keep abreast of changing divisional guidelines and government regulations.
  • Research and determine cause of problem and effect of resolution
  • Effectively educate caller on available web tools
  • Perform miscellaneous projects as assigned
  • This position requires flexibility due to rotations in schedules and requires adherence to assigned schedules
  • Work overtime as required

Job Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required


  • Claims processing and/or customer service experience preferred
  • If current employee with the company, must meet minimum performance expectations


  • Microsoft Office products knowledge desired
  • Effective oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good written communication skills
  • Sound decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Must be able to key 5500 keystrokes per hour with less then 10% error rate (if applicable)
  • Testing will be required.

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As Tennessee's largest health benefit plan company, we've been helping Tennesseans find their own unique paths to good health for over 65 years. More than that, we're your neighbors and friends – fellow Tennesseans with deep roots of caring tradition, a focused approach to physical, financial and community good health for today, and a bright outlook for an even healthier tomorrow.