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Health & Benefits Consultant

  • Job Number 527496
  • Type Permanent
  • Location Philadelphia, PA
  • Pay $70,000 - $100,000
  • Referral Bonus 250

Health & Benefits Consultant

Job Description:

Our client in Philadelphia, PA is seeking an experienced, hard-working and analytical Health & Benefits Consultant to step right in and hit the ground running! The Health & Benefits Consultant will most notably interact with clients and develop relationships while also being involved in the development of strategies to meet clients’ overall needs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate or lead the consulting team in developing an overall strategy to address client needs
  • Manage the scope, quality, timeliness and budget of multiple client deliverables
  • Develop budgets and billing reports
  • Facilitate and participate in or lead client calls and meetings
  • Delegate to and review project work of more junior colleagues which includes review of financial, contract and administrative analysis
  • Provide direction to analysts and other team members in the preparation and delivery of clear and concise client presentations
  • Provide high-level financial, contract and/or administrative analysis and review of the work of junior staff
  • Provide guidance and training to junior staff on this analysis
  • Perform data analysis (example includes but is not limited to review claims and utilization data and look for trends and patterns), which may involve use of the Mercer’s internal financial tools to develop self-funded claims projections, set rates and model employee cost-sharing scenarios
  • Review internal compliance and client disclosure requirements, external vendor contracts, summary plan documents (SPD’s) and employee communications to ensure alignment with client expectations and legal requirements
  • Manage ad-hoc client requests including problem-solving on administrative and operations issues
  • Develop relationships with vendors in order to understand and compare products and services being offered and recommend solutions to clients
  • Understand advanced underwriting and financial techniques and intranet resources such as MercerLink by participating in training courses, online learning, or through learning from more experienced colleagues
  • Develop and maintain personal and working relationships with key client stakeholders to transition into the role of a trusted advisor and facilitate the sharing of advice and information relevant to the client, developing new and expanded business and gain client referrals

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least seven years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a demanding work environment
  • Required to obtain and maintain appropriate licenses as required by state regulations and Mercer policies