What does an Insurance Analyst do?

Insurance analysts evaluate different insurance policies to determine the associated risks involved for both the insurance company and the policyholder. They make changes to policies, gather data on lapsed coverage, cancel policies, and verify records’ accuracy. They use computer software to evaluate insurance policies to determine risks for both a policyholder and an insurance company and meet with clients to recommend a policy that suits their needs.

Insurance analysts also review policyholder applications to ensure they are filled out completely and accurately. They assist with and complete steps related to policy renewals, changes, and cancellations and verify policyholder records thoroughly. They review claims to ensure their legitimacy by verifying the policy’s details, conducting investigations, gathering relevant underwriting data, and providing management recommendations. Insurance analysts need a bachelor’s degree in business administration or related fields and relevant insurance coursework.

What responsibilities are common for Insurance Analyst jobs?
  • Enroll, refer and/or assist patients in obtaining ACA Marketplace Insurance.
  • Assist patients in resolving any case issues with the Marketplace and insurance companies if they arise.
  • Follow up on all assigned self-pay accounts (7 day, 14 day or 30 day follow-up depending on type of account -including delinquent accounts).
  • Stay current on all new policies and procedures.
  • Perform all duties related to the timely and accurate billing and collection of private insurance receivables as assigned.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of commercial insurance and managed care plans, including basic coverage models, billing requirements, subscriber and provider responsibilities, and coordination of benefits (COB) rules.
What are the typical qualifications for Insurance Analyst jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in actuarial science, business, or mathematics.
  • Demonstrates excellent leadership and collaboration abilities, along with solid time management and problem solving skills.
  • Extensive experience creating and managing spreadsheets
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical abilities.
  • Advanced understanding of HIPAA regulations.
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Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does an Insurance Analyst make?

$61,014 /yr
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Insurance Analyst Career Path

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“They claim to be about career progression and diversity but progress is based on how well you fit into the clique”

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“For sales the compensation is good but it may be more difficult to reach top level compensation as your career progresses compared to other agencies.”

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“You can be the best salesman in the world and it still doesn’t matter.”

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Dec 11, 2021

“Months of working here and never got a reply from HR on any of the emails I sent to them.”

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“I work remote and don't get to see my awesome co workers in person.”

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