Willis Towers Watson

Health and Benefits Analyst

Posted on May 21 Philadelphia, PA 12 views

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.


  • 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, 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



  • Perform financial analyses including developing pricing and employee contributions strategies, modelling plan design alternatives and calculating reserves

  • Conduct benchmarking studies and other research; provide value added analyses and summaries

  • Analyze and compare vendor products, services and contracts

  • Design, distribute and evaluate responses to surveys and RFPs

  • Build strong relationships with clients by effectively responding to their questions and needs

  • Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams

  • Contribute to the development of new tools and approaches




Note that visa employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity.

The Requirements




  • 1-2 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 plans

  • Well organized and detail oriented

  • Flexibility and proven ability to identify and resolve issues

  • Strong client service orientation and ability to respond to all communications effectively and in a timely manner

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-starter attitude and ability to work individually and as part of a team

  • Strong analytical, creative and integrative skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with significant quantitative coursework

  • State Life and Health license required within 90 days of joining

  • Pursuit of CEBS designation, or health and welfare actuarial / underwriting training desired



EOE, including disability/vets

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