Employee Health & Benefits Consultant
Mercer - Los Angeles, CA

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Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage you to explore the hundreds of job opportunities available through Mercer. Our core strengths place Mercer in a unique position to help our clients achieve the extraordinary - and extraordinary results require extraordinary people. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of

Marsh & McLennan Companies

(NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital.

The Health and Benefits (H&B) Consultant will support the lead consultant in managing client accounts and begin to project manage on their own by researching, analyzing, and evaluating medical, dental, life and disability benefits plans and programs for employers with more than 5,000 employees. This may involve developing client strategy, interfacing directly with clients and developing vendor relationships. To fulfill this role, the H&B Consultant will:

Provide financial, contract and/or administrative analysis, and manage portions of projects, including reviewing the work of lower level analysts

Data analysis (example includes but is not limited to review claims and utilization data and look for trends and patterns); may involve use of the underwriting model to develop self funded claims projections, rate setting and employee cost sharing

Review internal compliance and client disclosure requirements, external vendor contracts, summary plan documents (SPD's) and employee communications to ensure alignment with client expectations and legal requirements

Manage ad-hoc client requests including problem-solving on administrative and operations issues

Participate as a member of the consulting team in developing overall client strategy

Interpret benchmark data and present to client

Manage the quality and timeliness of client deliverables

Assist in the development of project budgets and billing reports

Participate in client calls and meetings as appropriate

Delegate to and review project work of more junior colleagues

Assist with the preparation and delivery of clear and concise client-friendly communications

Understand Health and Benefits products, services and tools including vendor/carrier markets, including developing relationships with vendors in order to understand and compare products and services being offered and recommend solutions to clients

Understand more advanced underwriting and financial skills, Health & Benefit products, services and technical tools, and intranet resources such as H&B MercerLink by participating in training courses, online learning, or through learning from more experienced colleagues

Delegate data entry to more junior colleagues and review for accuracy and reasonableness; provide data template (Excel) where necessary; conduct data entry in cases where no lower level analysts are available

Qualifications

BA/BS preferred

At least three years of industry related experience

Knowledge of MS Office Tools (Excel, PowerPoint)

Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a demanding work environment

Ability to partner and lead teams to deliver project objectives; ability to work independently and on a team

Required to obtain and maintain appropriate licenses as required by state regulations and Mercer policies

Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, pension and 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at:

www.mmc.com

. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at:

www.mmc.com/diversity

.

Job

Consulting

Primary Location

US-CA-Los Angeles

Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates

are equal opportunity employers

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