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Manager - Long Term Disability Claims

Date Posted: Jun 21, 2019

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

Overall Responsibility for large operational group consisting of 4-6 Unit Leaders and 30 – 50 claim associates.  This leader is accountable for ensuring their staff provides exemplary customer service by processing group long term disability income insurance claims in a timely and accurate fashion.  Expert knowledge of STD, LTD, group disability, workers compensation, ERISA, social security, and state laws. Advanced customer focus and management. Extensive knowledge of multiple systems and technology resources.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Manages, plans, organizes, and controls team of claims professionals to ensure effective, efficient, profitable operation. 
  • Accountable for the creation of the infrastructure, workflow, and culture that fosters data accuracy and documentation, leverages information to provide future vision, responsible for financial accuracy. 
  • Manages team of claim specialists responsible for all inquiries, provides technical expertise to investigate and settle claims not resolvable by direct reports. 
  • Responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing assigned claim and clinical teams, through unit leaders and associates. 
  • Builds and manages effective partnerships with internal and external customers, fosters an environment that supports effective teamwork and cross-functional cooperation.



Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 10+ years disability industry experience
  • 5+ years leading/managing people
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to articulate clearly to diverse audiences with different styles
  • High level of Influence and motivational skills
  • Strategic, tactical and critical thinking skills



  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • 8+ years leading/managing people, specifically within the disability/absence management industry
  • 2+ years developing and leading projects
  • Technical Skills (High level of proficiency in excel, visio, powerpoint and knowledge of data modeling/analytics)

Salary Grade




10% or Less


Business Category

Global Technology & Operations_16846


Number of Openings




“At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 110120 

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago