Kelly Services Temp Customer Service Rep - Minneapolis, MN in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Temporary Benefits Customer Service Representative needed in Minneapolis, MN

Length of Contract: 4 months

Position Overview: Provide customer service support for client pension and/or health and welfare plans using web-based systems for tracking, information gathering and troubleshooting issues.


  • Provide a high level of customer service support when handling customers questions/complaints in respect to defined benefit pension and/or health and welfare plans

  • Quickly build rapport and respond to customers in a compassionate manner by identifying and exceeding expectations (responding in a respectful, accurate, timely manner, consistently meeting commitments)

  • Demonstrate flexibility to customize customer service approach to meet all types of member communication styles and personalities

  • Handle confidential information with sensitivity and discretion in accordance with HIPAA and Data Privacy laws and company data security requirements

  • Proficiently translate health and welfare and pension terms, complex plan information and processes into simple explanations and instructions that customers can understand and act upon.

  • Read and understand client’s plan documents, amendments or online knowledgebase tools, etc. Collect relevant information, determine immediate requests/questions and also anticipate the future needs of the member

  • Maintain diplomacy and tact while dealing with upset or escalated callers

  • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and compliance with company and client procedures and guidelines providing appropriate and accurate information

  • Maintain and document complete and accurate call and case notes

  • Respond professionally to customer inquiries/complaints received via phone, email or other communication channels

  • Demonstrate ability to maintain a high level of customer service in a changeable work environment

  • Participate in team meetings and training

  • Possess a cooperative and positive attitude towards customers, internal contacts and team members

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively using the English language in a customer service setting, including verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to quickly assess current state issues and formulate a response/resolution using analytical and problem solving skills

  • High level attention to detail

  • Strong computer skills with the ability to navigate multiple software applications

  • Working knowledge of health and welfare and/or defined benefit pension plans a plus

  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in a customer service setting, at least 2-3 years is preferred

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs (specifically Outlook, Excel and Word)

  • Ability to type 30-40 WPM

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to work in a multi-tasked environment and prioritize and organize work

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions

  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule (30 – 40 hours/week with some overtime requested; variety of schedule start and end times)

  • Must have excellent attendance and be punctual to work

  • Fluent in Spanish a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

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