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Employee Benefits Consultant (Senior, Non-Producing Position)

Company: Alera Group
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Davidson Benefits Planning, an Alera Group Company is seeking an Employee Benefits Consultant to join their team. The Benefits Consultant is the primary client contact and is charged with providing timely and accurate forward-thinking analysis and advice, strategic planning, and coordinating internal and external resources to exceed client expectations. The Benefits Consultant goal is to also develop and maintain an excellent relationship with DBP clients, while exhibiting the highest level of ethical standards and practices always.

Davidson Benefits Planning was formed in 1983 and offers a wide range of expertise to employers in the creation and maintenance of a full complement of employee benefit programs. We focus 100% of our efforts and resources on group employee benefits. From our offices in Tigard, Oregon, we specialize in strategic planning, cost management solutions, employee communication, compliance management and improving the value of your benefits program.Responsibilities The Benefits Consultant must have 7+ years of experience in the employee benefits field, along with:

  • Life and Health insurance license
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint
  • Willingness to become proficient with industry software, web-based technology and agency management systems
  • Thorough knowledge of medical, dental, life, disability, stoploss, voluntary products, wellness and alternative funding
  • Willingness to continually advance knowledge and understanding of the employee benefits industry
  • Knowledge of industry trends and the ability to interpret the effect of carrier/product modifications
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions (e.g. phone calls)
  • Capability of multi-tasking and maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience delegating and following up with work assignments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact, communicate and build solid relationships with various vendors
  • Ability to work in a team environment but exercise independent judgment
  • Strong decision-making skills and strategic planning
  • Ability to think creatively and negotiate resolution
  • Ability to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to work flexible working hours that at times require evening and weekend work
  • Highest ethical standards and practices
  • A positive and supportive attitude and friendly demeanor
  • A passion for independent and team successQualifications The essential duties and responsibilities of a Benefits Consultant include, but are not limited, to the following:
    • Responsible for managing client relationship
    • Responsibility for leading, directing and delegating internal and external resources (including DBP team) to anticipate and exceed client expectations
    • Ensure that all members of the assigned team are performing their appropriate functions so that the client is receiving the best service possible and that adherence to DBP standards and mission are maintained
    • Identify and attempt to resolve any potential client problems that may arise
    • Develop and coordinate accurate presentations for renewal business
    • Fully understand, peer review and present to clients' carrier claim, utilization and activity reports on a periodic basis
    • Work with the client to set short and long-term strategic goals and planning to meet these goals
    • Review carrier contracts and SPDs to ensure they accurately reflect the client's understanding of the agreement
    • Negotiate renewals with carriers
    • Coordinate evaluation of alternative funding arrangements for clients as appropriate
    • Coordinate marketing efforts and marketing report as needed
    • Anticipate the need, coordinate and lead educational meetings for client HR staff
    • Coordinate and lead quarterly client meetings including beginning of the year planning meetings
    • Assist with client communication needs
    • Peer annual benchmarking data
    • Keep current with industry regulations and compliance issues; communicate any impact and viable solutions to client
    • Provide regular interaction with vendors in responding to the needs of clients including feedback on renewal status, service issues, etc---
    • Conduct employee enrollment, wellness and educational meetings as necessary
    • Resolve or delegate as appropriate client issues, concerns, questions
    • Be available for any assistance client may require
    • Assist clients relative to compliance issues including HIPAA, COBRA, HR and ERISAEqual Opportunity Employment We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.If you're a California resident, please read the California Consumer Privacy Act prior to applying. #pandoIQ

Keywords: Alera Group, Hillsboro , Employee Benefits Consultant (Senior, Non-Producing Position), Professions , Hillsboro, Oregon

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