Marsh & McLennan Health & Benefits Consultant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bring your passion and interest for healthcare to Mercer as the Health & Benefits Consultant. At Mercer you will have the opportunity to change how employers deliver healthcare to companies with multi-state, multi-million dollar budgets.

Come work with and learn from industry leading consultants. The team at Mercer will prepare you for a successful career and provide exceptional networking opportunities. The Health & Benefits Consultant is the cornerstone of Mercer, let’s make a difference together.

To fulfill this role, the H&B Consultant will:

Act as the lead consultant on some client accounts and/or support the lead consultant in managing client accounts Interact with clients and develops relationships, is involved in developing strategies to meet clients' needs, and takes on the role of a trusted advisor. Manage projects and lead teams in researching, analyzing, and evaluating benefit plans and programs. Demonstrate project management and consulting skills such as: participate or lead the consulting team in developing the overall strategy to address the client's 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 Act as a subject matter expert in Health & Benefit products, services, technical tools, and vendor/carrier markets. Understand advanced underwriting, financial techniques, and funding alternatives Develop and maintain personal and working relationships with key client stakeholders to transition into the role of a trusted advisor Provide financial, contract and/or administrative analysis, and manages portions of projects, including ad-hoc client requests of problem-solving on administrative and operations issues. Supports financial analysis and review: including underwriting, data analytics, and partnership with actuaries to support funding analysis. Contributes as a member of the consulting team in developing overall client strategy, interprets and presents benchmark data to client and ensures plan and program changes are properly implemented embody client’s strategy. Demonstrates project management skills and manages the quality and timeliness of deliverables and delegates to and reviews project work of more junior colleagues. Manages internal specialty resources ensuring client deliverables meet client’s goals and deadlines and delegates and reviews project work of more junior colleagues. Assists with the preparation, completion of peer review process and delivery of clear and concise client-friendly communications. Works directly with the client and manages the request for proposal (RFP) process with the health insurance carriers and internal analyst. Collects and reviews the analyst’s compilation of benefits information from a variety of sources (such as hard files, electronic files, the client and carriers), responses from the carriers and the data in a template (customization depends on client plan types, funding, rate structure, etc), and reviews the transparency documents. Ensures compliance with professional standards including use of templates, client calendar, peer review, and transparency. Peer reviews the information, analyzes and interprets the results, edits and finalizes the executive summary report, and send this report to the client. Establishes necessary carrier/vendor relationships with appropriate contacts to serve clients in handling all administration (eligibility, claims, billing, plan implementation, contracts, plan changes and necessary amendments). Qualifications To be considered for this career opportunity, we require the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

BA/BS preferred At least seven years of industry related experience Knowledge of MS Office Tools (Excel, PowerPoint) Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills Strong project management and client management skills Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a demanding work environment Ability to partner and lead teams to deliver project objectives; ability to work independently and on a team Required to obtain and maintain appropriate licenses as required by state regulations and Mercer policies

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 www.mercer.com for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Mercer. 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 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: http://www.mmc.com/. 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: www.mmc.com/diversity.

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