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Marsh & McLennan Health & Benefits Consultant in New Orleans, Louisiana

It’s an exciting time. The healthcare market landscape is changing at an unprecedented pace. Customer and client expectations are constantly evolving. Companies are merging at historic rates. Digital health solutions are emerging faster than the market can keep up with. How do employers make sense of these developments and challenges? The answer: Mercer and our people, which consist of the best and brightest this ever changing industry offers. Are you ready to work for and grow with a market leader in a dynamic, diverse, and fast-paced environment? If so, Mercer has an opportunity available for you in a Health & Benefits (H&B) Consultant role. What can you expect? The Health & Benefits Consultant will work on consulting engagements with our Senior Consultants in supporting employers regarding their medical, dental, life and disability benefit plans and programs. You will also negotiate with benefits carriers and vendors to secure health and welfare plan coverage for these employers. What’s in it for you? We are the global leader in health and benefits, working with some of the biggest and most prestigious companies you know and love. We deliver innovative solutions that address the health and wellness needs of our clients and their employees. You’ll be part of a firm that is well-respected and work for an organization that has been named by as the #1 Human Resources consulting firm 16 consecutive years in a row! On day one you'll be eligible for medical, dental, and vision care benefits. This position also accrues 20 vacation days and 10 sick days annually. We also offer employee discounts and other special benefits that are too many to name! In this role you will be expected to: Work with colleagues on client engagements, including supporting the overall service delivery, strategy, financial evaluations, plan design, renewal, business placement, benchmarking and other studies. Leverage Mercer's size and reputation to negotiate highly competitive rates and coverage options from carriers and vendors Assist in the development of sophisticated benefits design and renewal strategies and utilize Mercer tools and solutions to address client issues Effectively communicate Mercer's position on latest industry trends to clients As needed, participate in new business opportunities with sales channel partners. What qualifications are necessary to have for the role? BA/BS degree At least 2-5 years’ experience in the insurance or healthcare consulting industry, specifically in employee health and welfare benefits Strong customer service skills, with the ability to develop great client relationships with multiple clients Within 90 days from your start date, obtain all required state Health and Life insurance licenses Ongoing, completion of continuing education to maintain credentials as required What makes you ideal for the role - Superior analytical and mathematical skills, planning, communication, and listening skills You are naturally curious and are comfortable asking “why?” You act with a sense of urgency - demonstrating a proactive disposition and a “self-starter” mentality Be comfortable juggling shifting priorities, clarifying ambiguity, and navigating uncertainty Excellent organizational and project management skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple and complex tasks in a demanding work environment Ability to draw upon market dynamics, trends, and knowledge of the customer to provide strategic advice Ability to work with other colleagues in a collegial, collaborative manner At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. We’re in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees — whether we’re designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as catalysts for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people’s current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we’ve turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today . Visit for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Mercer Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at: We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: Mercer LLC and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol: MMC). Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers. R085877-en R085877