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Employer: Willis Towers Watson

Expires: 08/02/2021

The Role As a Health and Benefits Analyst, you will contribute to a wide variety of complex projects involving the design, financing and ongoing management of the full spectrum of health and benefit programs. This is a foundational role that provides excellent opportunities to grow your health and benefits business acumen and client management skills by working on cutting edge projects alongside leaders in the industry.Responsibilities:  Contribute to core health and benefits projects involving the design and management of group medical, dental, life, disability and time off benefits for large, complex clients. Sample projects include:Benefit plan analysis, design, cost savings and funding strategiesVendor procurement, negotiation and optimizationIncorporation of specialized health management, absence and disability management, pharmacy, data analytics and compliance strategiesPerform financial analyses including developing pricing and employee contributions strategies, modelling plan design alternatives and calculating reservesConduct benchmarking studies and other research; provide value added analyses and summariesAnalyze and compare vendor products, services and contractsDesign, distribute and evaluate responses to surveys and RFPsBuild strong relationships with clients by effectively responding to their questions and needsBuild relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teamsContribute to the development of new tools and approachesThe Requirements1-2 years’ experience dealing with the financials of health and welfare plans, ideally gained in a benefit consulting/brokerage firm or health underwriting / actuarial function of an insurance company; alternatively, some exposure to, and interest in, health and benefits plansWell organized and detail oriented Flexibility and proven ability to identify and resolve issuesStrong client service orientation and ability to respond to all communications effectively and in a timely mannerStrong written and verbal communication skillsSelf-starter attitude and ability to work individually and as part of a teamStrong analytical, creative and integrative skillsExcellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel and PowerPointBachelor’s degree required, preferably with significant quantitative courseworkState Life and Health license required within 90 days of joiningPursuit of CEBS designation, or health and welfare actuarial / underwriting training desiredEOE, including disability/vets