Willis Towers Watson

Health and Benefits Associate Director

Posted on Oct 19 Minneapolis, MN 386 views


You will have the opportunity to generate business by participating in new business activities and expanding existing client engagements. You will have the opportunity to position yourself to grow into a senior relationship management and/or leadership role by serving as the pivotal point of contact on all projects and working alongside industry experts on cutting edge solutions.

  • Lead the design/management of group medical, dental, wellbeing, disability and time off plans for clients. Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as lead project manager for clients; materially contributing to project plan creation and leading the team on delivery; ensuring progress against established objectives, budgets, timelines, deliverables and quality standards

  • Proactively advising clients and ensuring the delivery of superior client service

  • Facilitating specialist resources and subject matter experts in health management, absence and disability management, pharmacy, data analytics and compliance

  • Reviewing financial analyses including but not limited to developing pricing and employee contributions strategies, modelling plan design alternatives and calculating reserves

  • Supporting the generation of new business by participating in prospecting opportunities as part of a broader team

  • Building relationships internally and collaborating effectively on cross-functional teams

  • Leading the client team, assigning project roles/responsibilities, and ensuring accountability

  • Mentoring junior colleagues

  • Conducting review of client deliverable to ensure alignment to client objectives, leverage of optimal WTW services and solutions, and adherence to WTW professional excellence standards


  • 8+ years’ experience and demonstrated success in the design/management of increasingly complex health and welfare plans gained in a consulting or brokerage environment or 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
  • Ability to expand relationships with current clients
  • Polished and well developed oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility and proven ability to identify and resolve issues
  • Strong analytical, creative and integrative skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint
  • State Life and Health license required within 90 days of joining
  • CEBS designation, or health and welfare actuarial or underwriting training desired
  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred; high school diploma required

EOE, including disability/vets

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