Office Assistant & Assistant Disability Insurance Processor

Opes One Advisors

Opes One Advisors

Office Assistant & Assistant Disability Insurance Processor

Austin, TX
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Purpose and Success Factors:

    This role serves a dual purpose as the Administrative Office Assistant & Assistant Disability Case Processor. This person is responsible for contributing to the successful business operations of the Austin branch. The Administrative Office Assistant supports company operations by maintaining office systems and providing administrative support to staff, leadership, and clients. The incumbent is directly responsible for timely and efficient administration of new business disability applications received from sales associates. Must be able to consult and coordinate with the Disability Income Supervisor, sales managers, sales associates and key Guardian associates on matters pertaining to new business from time of receipt through final disposition. The role will report directly to the Disability Income Supervisor and provide support to his/her personal practice.

    Critical factors of success for the incumbent include:

    • A trusted associate of the agency team.
    • Demonstrated expertise in all areas of insurance application processing in a small business environment.
    • Fosters collaborative relationships between individuals and functional areas within the organization.
    • At an advanced level, masters the nuances of field underwriting and partners with sales associates to improve the quality of the application submission.

    Major Responsibilities:

    Office Administration

    • Maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures; controlling correspondence, maintaining filing systems, forms, applications, marketing materials.
    • Maintains and monitors office equipment; printers, copy machines, postage machine, telephone systems as needed.
    • Ensures all marketing materials and forms are up-to-date.
    • Provides phone support for incoming calls.
    • Maintains and order office supplies as needed.
    • Achieves financial objectives by scheduling expenditures; i.e. supplies, postage, food/drink services.
    • Coordinates special events; holiday luncheons, special event celebrations

    Manage incoming applications

    • Follow effective and efficient routines to identify when new business comes in from sales associates and continue field underwriting process
    • Evaluate applications for completeness and reconcile with sales associates as needed
    • Input into Guardian proprietary systems for underwriting
    • Promptly reconcile problems and outstanding items to prevent delays in the submission process

    Manage pending business

    • Follow progress of all applications through home office underwriting process
    • Order underwriting requirements and update status in agency records accordingly
    • Correspond with sales associates to follow up on outstanding requirements. Provide timely and regular status reporting to them
    • Correspond with Home Office case managers and underwriters to reconcile all matters that could hinder efficient policy issue

    Manage issued business

    • Follow effective and efficient routine to identify newly issued business and understand delivery requirements
    • React promptly to prepare policy for delivery and route to sales associate via appropriate delivery method
    • Establish and maintain methods for following up with sales associates to assure prompt policy delivery
    • Establish and maintain effective follow up to assure the delivery requirements are received by Home Office and policy is recorded as paid
    • Maintain effective follow up with current policy holders, not limited to policy conservation

    Reporting & Assistant Duties

    • Be proficient in use of Home Office new business reporting tools and be prepared to provide up-to-date status to agency leadership and sales associates
    • Provide support to the Disability Income Supervisors personal practice (i.e. MarketEdge, tracking cases)

    The above includes most significant duties performed. However, other occasional work assignments not mentioned are assumed to be included. Management may in its sole discretion assign and/or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.

  • Qualifications


    • Field insurance underwriting experience preferred but not required
    • College Degree preferred

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Ability to multi-task and apply time management best practices in fast-paced agency environment
    • Tact, good judgment, and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
    • Self-starter who takes initiative and champions ideas and innovations
    • Must be able to keep sensitive information confidential
    • General computer skills – Microsoft Business Suite
    • Must be detail oriented and well organized

    Additional Skills

    • Analytical thinking
    • Focusing on detail
    • Self-assurance
    • Collaborates with others
    • Demonstrates business knowledge
    • Demonstrates initiative
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
    • Competitive paid time off
    • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
    • 401K plan
  • Industry
    Financial Services
  • About Us
    At Opes One Advisors, we help people grow wealth, preserve wealth, then turn that wealth into income to distribute and enjoy over a lifetime. Serving the Texas and Oklahoma area since 1947, we pride ourselves on a quality experience and professional care. In working with us, not only do you have access to great financial minds and revolutionary technology, but we house a team of professionals who share a commitment to doing the right thing for our clients. Opes One is built on relationships that span a lifetime; knowing that people matter, we hold ourselves to the highest of standards.