Milliman Health & Group Benefits Consultant in Houston, Texas
The Health & Group Benefits Consultant is an integral part of the overall client management and client relationship function in the Southern Employee Benefits region. Focus will be on developing and growing the Health & Group Benefits practice by effectively building, growing and maintaining client relationships.
Milliman’s management has a history of rewarding performance and views this position as a vital piece of its ongoing strategy to solidify and grow long-term client relationships. This position offers the opportunity to operate as a business manager along with high visibility and unlimited career potential.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION
Provide health & group benefits consulting and manage client projects and relationships for select health & group benefits clients.
Provide senior level consulting support to clients, including plan design, benefit strategy, vendor management and merger/acquisition support.
Manage the marketing and vendor search process for all lines of coverage to include (but not limited to) medical (TPA, ASO and insured), PBM, dental, life/AD&D, disability, vision and reinsurance coverage.
Develop and maintain a solid understanding of a wide range of product/service providers in the HGB market and the specific products and services offered.
Follow established Milliman protocol for tracking activity, project results and compliance with peer review standards.
Establish and maintain strong working relationships with appropriate consultants within the Milliman group of practices.
Establish and maintain strong working relationships with appropriate carrier / vendor partners.
Participate in developing and making marketing presentations to new prospects.
Provide consulting support to our newly developed private exchange consulting and advisor practice.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Five to ten years of health & welfare experience in a consulting/brokerage or carrier/service provider environment
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
Professional credentials such as CEBS or from the Society of Actuaries are preferred, but not required
Demonstrated success in managing and providing Health & Welfare consulting services
Current and relevant knowledge of legislation, market trends and issues affecting the health & welfare market
Thorough understanding of the marketing / vendor search process and the ability to manage the total process
Thorough understanding of medical, dental, life/AD&D, disability, vision, etc. coverage
Thorough understanding of the self-insurance and reinsurance coverage concepts
Understanding of various benefits administration technology alternatives
Strong communication skills (written and verbal) with an ability to present and manage presentations covering complex topics
Strong knowledge of HGB legal and regulatory framework, including COBRA regulation and 5500 filings
Effective time management skills to prioritize and organize multiple complex projects and balance long term goals with short term project requirements
Strong skills as a problem solver, including taking initiatives to complete necessary research and document the process used to reach conclusions
Willing to work overtime
Able to work with time-sensitive material and meet multiple deadlines
Able to work independently while also contributing to team environment
Must demonstrate Milliman’s core values which include:
Integrity - Must be honest, fair, active listener, open communicator and accountable
Teamwork - Work cooperatively and treat clients and coworkers with respect and dignity while valuing individual differences, encouraging new ideas and sharing information
Commitment to excellence - Demonstrate commitment to being creative, innovative, flexible and adaptable, focusing on quality solutions, continually improving and being a winner.
High energy with effective poise and presence, self-motivated and relentlessly striving towards goals
Ability to work with a sense of urgency with strong customer service approach
A competitive base salary, plus a performance-based incentives bonus tied to the overall business performance. The firm offers an outstanding and comprehensive benefits package.
Milliman employs more than 3,300 people working in employee benefits, healthcare, life insurance/financial services, and property and casualty insurance. For more than 60 years, the firm has quietly earned a reputation for exceptional services, innovation and quality. Today Milliman is one of the nation’s most highly regarded providers of retirement plan services to the full spectrum of business, financial, government and union organizations.
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