Willis Towers Watson

Senior Associate - Health and Benefits

Posted on Jul 10 23 views Boston, MA


As a Health and Benefits Consultant, you will be at the forefront of managing projects for large, complex clients and leverage your experience as a benefits expert to make recommendations on plan design and management on the full array of health and benefits programs. You will participate in new business activities and the creation of new intellectual capital. You will position yourself to grow into a senior relationship management and/or leadership role by serving as the pivotal point on all projects and working alongside industry experts on cutting edge solutions.

  • Play a lead role in the design/management of group medical, dental, disability and time off plans for large, complex clients, including:
    • Benefit plan analysis, design, cost savings and funding strategies
    • Vendor procurement, negotiation and optimization
    • Incorporation of specialized health management, absence and disability management, pharmacy, data analytics and compliance strategies
  • Serve as lead project manager and day to day contact for clients; materially contribute to project plan creation and lead the team on delivery; ensure progress against established objectives, budgets, timelines, deliverables and quality standards
  • Support the generation of new business by participating in prospecting opportunities with new clients as part of a broader team
  • Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams
  • Review analytical work, mentor and develop Analysts and Senior Analysts 
  • Contribute to the development of new intellectual capital

The Requirements

  • 7 + years’ experience and success in the design/management of large group health and welfare plans gained in a consulting or brokerage environment; alternatively, similar experience in a consultative role gained at a carrier or vendor
  • Strong financial skills; prior experience in health and welfare product pricing, underwriting or valuation work preferred
  • Proven experience creating project plans and successfully leading teams in execution of the project against plan guidelines  
  •  Demonstrated success in managing client issues and relationships
  • Desire and ability to expand relationships with current clients
  • Polished and well developed oral and written communication skills
  • Self-starter attitude and ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Flexibility and proven ability to identify and resolve issues
  • Strong analytical, creative and integrative skills
  • Experience in training/mentoring junior staff 
  •  Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint 
  •  Availability to travel on an as needed basis
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with significant quantitative coursework 
  •  State Life and Health license required within 90 days of joining
  • CEBS designation, or health and welfare actuarial or underwriting training desired

 

EOE, including disability/vets