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Customer Service Representative 1

Primary Location Honolulu, Hawaii Job Number 1105322 Date posted 09/16/2022
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The Customer Service Representative is responsible for increasing customer satisfaction and retention by providing members, customers, patients and providers with accurate, consistent, timely and meaningful information. They will provide support to members inquiries and issues as they utilize the KP plan and provider services, continuing to build rapport and collaborative relationships with current and prospective members in accordance with compliance guidelines.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Member Core: Facility Inquiry, Web Support, Promote KP.Org, Order ID Card, Complaint, ID Card Inquiry, Service Review. Member Adv.: Eligibility Inquiry, Benefit Inquiry, General, Complaint, Correspondence Inquiry, Add/Remove Dependent, Service Review, New Member Experience, Internal Regional Request, IVR Defaults. Medicare (For up to two (2) regions.). Premium Billing Enterprise: Billing Inquiry, Make Payment, Complaint, EFT Inquiry, General, Reinstatement Request, Service Review. KPC Billing, 1095 Tax Form, SLP* (escalations to Tier 3)

  • Represents Health Plan by answering and documenting all incoming contacts to determine their nature and to respond to complex calls related to specialized product lines or queues. Responds professionally to inquiries from internal/external customers. Initiates contact with the appropriate Health Plan, medical group and facility personnel to obtain information relevant to the concern or inquiry as needed.

  • Evaluates data to determine and implement the appropriate course of action to resolve the complaint and/or coordinate service recovery. Documents according to procedure. Follows established procedures to meet customer/member needs. Required to effectively interact with diverse work units and relevant organizational departments. Has substantial understanding of the assigned skills and applies knowledge and skills to complete a wide range of tasks.

  • Able to understand relevant policies, processes and customers. Assist the department in meeting customer needs and reaching department expectations. Completes required training and understand how to use tools available to recall necessary information. Develop a full awareness of the way performance and actions affect members and Member Service Contact Centers (MSCC) performance guarantees (call handling, first call resolution, complaint resolution compliance, member retention, and return contact as warranted).

  • Promotes, ensures and provides customer service to internal/external customers by demonstrating skills which are consistent with the organizations philosophy of providing extraordinary customer relations and quality service. Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanentes Code of Conduct) by maintains the privacy and confidentiality of information and protects the assets of the organization.

  • Performs other relevant duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Two (2) years of customer service experience required or KP member-interacting experience.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).


License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A


Additional Requirements:

  • Must pass Classification Assessment.

  • Must pass knowledge checks while in training.

  • Minimum typing speed of 30 WPM (typing test must be current within one (1) year of the posting period.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Working knowledge of systems used within the MSCC.

  • Able to read and respond briefly, clearly, and effectively.

  • Able to think critically and problem solve.

  • Note: This position required successful completion of credentialing process upon hire.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Call Center experience.

  • Health Insurance experience.

Primary Location: Hawaii,Honolulu,Regional Admin Low Rise Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 07:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: HL5|UNITE HERE|Local 5 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Regional Administrative Office - Grp Reltn-Customer Svc - 0315 Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.