Senior Employee Health & Benefits Consulting Analyst
Mercer - Irvine, 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 Senior Health and Benefits (H&B) Consulting Analyst will support consultants in managing client accounts by researching, analyzing, and evaluating medical, dental, life and disability benefits plans and programs for employers with more than 5,000 employees. The Senior H&B Analyst will exercise independent thinking and be able to complete projects with little guidance from consultants. To fulfill this role, the Senior H&B Consulting Analyst will:

Assist the consulting team in gathering, organizing entering and analyzing data into Excel spreadsheets to be used for various client projects.

Analyze the results and manage portions of projects, including reviewing the work of lower level analysts.

Gather benchmarking, utilization or rate data from the vendors via a Request for Proposal (RFP) and interpret the meaning of the data and summarize the responses from the RFP in Excel or PowerPoint format for presentation to the client

Gather and analyze data from the client and vendors to populate Excel spreadsheets used for developing cost projections and evaluation of vendor renewal workups. Results are used as part of client renewal and budget meetings

Gather data from client and vendors and check for reasonableness using independent judgment; analyze actual versus expected healthcare costs using an Excel template; results are typically sent to clients on a monthly or quarterly basis

Gather data from the client and current vendors needed for analyzing the impact of a client's consolidation of its healthcare plans; typically involves organizing and summarizing plan design details and costs in Excel for further analysis by the team

Check data for reasonableness and follow-up with vendors regarding missing or inaccurate data.

Understand vendor/carrier markets, more advanced underwriting and financial skills, Health & Benefit products, services and technical tools by participating in training courses, online learning, or through learning from more experienced colleagues

Understand and demonstrate project management and consulting skills such to include: managing the quality and timeliness of client deliverables, helping to develop budgets and billing reports, participating in client calls and meetings as appropriate, delegating to and reviewing project work of more junior colleagues and assisting with the preparation and delivery of clear and concise client-friendly communications.

Develop and present benchmarking reports by gathering and analyzing health benefits data from a national survey administered and published by Mercer, input it into a standardized template and compare a client's medical and dental plan information (such as the benefits they offer, rates, contributions) to other companies by industry or geography and present the final report to the client. The analyst will meet with a consultant up front to determine what revisions of the report to make.

Qualifications

BA/BS preferred

One to three years of industry experience required

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 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-Irvine

Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates

are equal opportunity employers

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