Insurance Specialist II

Lake County, Illinois
Nov 18, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Purpose :

The Insurance Specialist II acts as the primary point of contact for Health Care Providers (HCPs) and patients
when addressing complicated patient access challenges. This position will be a subject matter expert in
insurance, prior authorizations, best-in-class customer service, and alternate funding options . The position
addresses issues and concerns to provide HCPs and patients with accurate explanations of patients’ medical
and/or pharmacy benefits, financial assistance, and access questions. Additionally, this position enables the
productivity of the broader access team by building, maintaining and providing access to the insurance
Responsibilities :

Provide subject matter expertise and best-in-class customer service for all inbound and outbound customer
calls to drive first call resolution. Provide insurance coverage, verification details prior authorization statues
and alternate funding options for existing and newly launched products. Provide offices with current plan
forms, portals, and websites for prior authorizations and appeal submissions. Clearly communicate and
educate customers on results of the investigation
Investigate and problem solve for patients experiencing escalated issues such as disadvantaged or complex
access, savings card/copay card challenges or non-preferred formulary issues. Where necessary, complete a
benefit investigation, contact the HCP and/or patient or potentially the filling pharmacy or payor.
Quickly learn and execute business process and system changes for all drugs and channel sources as
applicable. Maintain an understanding of current business procedures, deviations, and case processing for all
brands and channel sources for Insurance Specialist I role to support as needed.
Documents information in the appropriate system of recordand formats. Accurately communicate insurance
details to HCP and patients via phone, other electronic communication methods and fax, as per established
policies and procedures.
Identify potential Adverse Event situations for reporting to Pharmacovigilance ensuring AbbVie meets FDA
Support changing business priorities by being flexible in executing or overseeing completion of specific
tasks to support the patients, products, or services we provide for all current and new products.
Work cross-functionally to identify and share opportunities for process and productivity improvements.
Liaise between healthcare providers, insurance companies, AbbVie Patient Access Support field rep.s,
Ambassadors, filling pharmacies and patients to administer the Patient Support Service programs. Educate
healthcare providers, AbbVie Patient Access Support field representatives, filling pharmacies, and patients
on access processes specific to their patient's insurance plan.
Meet or exceed department standards relative to performance metrics. Maintain a work environment that
upholds privacy standards required by law and AbbVie policy.
Act as a resource for the Training department including providing support for training curriculum and new
hires. Provide side by side coaching and assistance for Insurance Specialist Level 1s. Successfully complete
role based training requirements, including passing certifications and competency assessments prior to
conclusion of training period.
Understand and comply with all required training, including adherence to federal, state, and local laws, SPII
policies and guidelines, and the policies and procedures of AbbVie Access Support and AbbVie. Perform
additional tasks, activities, and projects as deemed necessary by management.


Qualifications :

High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Degree preferred.
2-4 years of work experience in a healthcare or reimbursement setting; previous experience in a call center
environment, healthcare office, or specialty pharmacy preferred.
A thorough understanding and knowledge of commercial and government pharmacy and medical
insurance programs, billing, alternate funding resources, reimbursement processes, prior authorization and
appeal filings, and specialty pharmacy operations preferred
Experienced and knowledgeable in Medicare Part D, Medicaid and alternate funding resources,
private payers, pharmacy benefits, and medical benefits.
Demonstrated ability to lead and participate within a team, manage multiple priorities and meet associated
timelines while maintaining accuracy. Proven leadership skills.
Professional written and verbal communication skills are required.
Ability to maintain a positive service image at all times even when dealing with challenging issues and
unsatisfied customers.
Demonstrated strong, accurate technical skills. Must be detail oriented.
Proven organizational and problem-solving skills, elevating to management when appropriate.
Skilled with the use of the Microsoft Office suite, and the ability to use and effectively learn and navigate
other computer systems.

Key Stakeholders: Cross-functional Pharmacy

  • Ability to manage large work volumes without loss of focus or accuracy
  • Works well as a team player in a complex high energy environment

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At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.