Customer Solution Center Member Navigator II

Job Category:  Customer Service
Department:  Even MORE Outreach & Service

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  5761


Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

Job Summary

The Customer Solution Center Member Navigator II is responsible for resolving member Exempt Grievances within 24 hrs. Coordination of care for complex cases which may involve benefit coordination, continuity of care, access to care, quality of care issues, member eligibility, assignment, disenrollment's issues and interpreting requests for all product lines (Medi-Cal, L.A. Care Covered, CMC). It will be expected that the main focus is to provide member satisfaction. In addition, this position is responsible for handling disenrollment's in coordination with U.M. department and Plan Partners: Department of Health Services (DHS), CMS National Committee Quality Assurance (NCQA) as well as L.A. Care guidelines. The Navigator ensures the proper handling of member issues whether presented by members, the Ombudsman's, state contractors, member advocates, ECAC, L.A. Care Board Members or providers are resolved expeditiously. The Navigator handles and coordinates the identification, documentation, investigation and resolution of complex cases, in a timely and culturally-appropriate manner. Coordinates multi-departmental (Member Services, Product Network Operations, Claims, Utilization Management, Pharmacy, Medicare Enrollment/Disenrollment, Sales and Quality Management) processes to ensure identification of member's claims of gaps in coverage and resolution of cases for members' satisfaction and of referral cases to plan partners when applicable. The Navigator is also responsible for member walk-in's. 


Coordinate multi-departmental (Member Services, PNO , Claims, UM, Sales, Medicare enrollment and QM) processes to resolve members 'issues and complex cases to the members' satisfaction. This process may include referrals to plan partners to ensure compliance with regulatory and L. A. Care guidelines. Ensure to follow departmental guidelines/matrixes for all processes. Urgent Complex cases will be handled within 24hrs. All others within 48hrs. (30%)


Work as a navigator to our Medicare LOB: A. Ensure to meet deadline for completion of Welcome Calls; B. Ensure to follow through on all cases forwarded to other areas for assistance; C. Document all transportation services provided to each member. Ensure to confirm appointment and authorization; D. Coordinate/assist with all other departments regarding Medicare Services; E. Thorough Reinstatement of enrollment of members whose disenrollment are questionable; F. Identify and complete Organization and Coverage Determination for timeliness and resolution; G. Ensure proper Guidelines are followed for Medicare disenrollment request; H. Ensure to complete all BAE and/or LIS request. (25%)


Identify potential quality of care issues and referral to QM Department, through calls received from our Call Center and other internal customers. (10%)


Handle disenrollment's requests from and members, providers and plan partners: 1) Long Term Care ( Exhaustion of Benefits); 2) Move out of County; 3) Major Organ Transfers; 4) Incarceration; 5) Foster Care. (5%)

Education Required
Associate's Degree
In lieu of degree, equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.
Education Preferred
Bachelor's Degree

At least 0-2 years experience resolving health care eligibility, access, grievance and appeals issues, preferably in health services, legal services and /or public services or public benefits programs with claims and Medicare experience.


Health Plan background a plus along with strong advocacy background.


Strong customer service skills.


Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Strong analytical and conflict resolutions skills as well as persuasion skills. 


Proficient in MS Office applications, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access.


Medical terminology a plus.


Bilingual in one of L.A. Care Health Plan’s threshold languages is highly desirable. English, Spanish, Chinese, Armenian, Arabic, Farsi, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese.

Licenses/Certifications Required
Licenses/Certifications Preferred
Required Training
Additional Information


L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)