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Marsh & McLennan Senior Health and Benefits Analyst in Vancouver, British Columbia

. Senior Health & Benefits (H&B) Analyst The Senior Health & Benefits Analyst will work with a broad range of clients and industries in a stimulating environment, participating as an integral member of client teams to provide accurate and timely data, financial analysis, and documentation related to life, disability, extended health, and dental programs. The individual will support the lead consultant in managing projects, conducting or directing research, and drawing meaningful conclusions from client and market data. This may involve developing client strategy, interfacing directly with clients and vendors, and mentoring more junior colleagues. Responsibilities: Analyze vendor renewals to negotiate fair and sustainable rates, expenses, and other charges Provide financial, contract and/or administrative analysis and manage portions of these projects by providing direction to and reviewing work of less experienced analysts Analyze cost drivers by reviewing client's cost/utilization data and looking for year-over-year trends or comparisons to external benchmarks using client data provided in vendor reports or raw data from external databases, and articulate results Analyze the results of plan design benchmarking to provide meaningful recommendations, including cost of the recommendations, to consultants and clients Perform analysis for larger, more complex clients including more in-depth analysis for complex situations that may require additional research or discussion with Mercer subject matter experts Participate in team brainstorming sessions to develop client recommendations Prepare client presentations, including recommendations that will be presented to benefit specialists and human resource leaders within client organizations Develop project management and consulting skills: manage the quality and timeliness of client deliverables, help to develop budgets and billing reports, participate in client calls and meetings as appropriate, and assist with the preparation of clear and concise client-friendly communications Develop advanced understanding of the following, through online training, group sessions, or one-on-one training with others in a more senior role: products, services, and technical tools offered by Mercer; vendor markets including multi-line and specialty providers; basic underwriting and risk management arrangements; budget-setting, rate-setting and evaluation; government sponsored benefits that impact or influence the employer sponsored benefit plans. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in commerce, business, economics, statistics, actuarial science, accounting, mathematics, or human resources preferred Strong critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills Strong command of Excel Excellent oral and written communication skills Superior organizational skills and strong attention to detail Ability to build productive and positive relationships with people Ability to give direction and provide constructive feedback Intellectual curiosity, seeking opportunities to develop new skills and solve problems Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work under tight deadlines and changing client needs Working towards certification (e.g., insurance license, CEBS, CHRP, etc.) Minimum of five years of relevant experience in employee benefits or group insurance 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. R049081-en R049081