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Willis Towers Watson

Actuarial Director - Health and Benefits

As an Actuarial Director, you will lead large, highly visible client engagements involving the design and management of the full array of health and benefits programs. You will drive the strategy and grow relationships with current clients, as well as participate in prospecting opportunities with new clients. You will also serve as the senior financial expert on select, complex projects.  You will serve as a key voice to the marketplace of one of the world’s leading HR consulting firms and have the ability to contribute to the evolution of health care delivery in North America

The Role


  • Serve as the strategic partner and trusted advisor to large, complex clients in the design and management of their health and benefits programs, including:
    • Benefit plan analysis, design, cost savings and funding strategies
    • Vendor procurement, negotiation and optimization
    • Incorporation of specialized health management, absence and disability management, pharmacy, data analytics and compliance strategies
  • Materially grow Health and Benefits revenue through:
    • Anticipating client needs and cross selling new solutions to current clients
    • Serving as the Health and Benefits expert in new client pursuits by crafting solutions to meet prospects needs and helping to close them as clients
  • Serve as the senior financial expert on select, complex projects.
  • Oversee Consultants/Project Managers in the design and delivery of project plans; finalize and present deliverables to clients
  • Contribute to marketing of Willis Towers Watson by speaking at conferences, writing articles and otherwise promoting the company
  • Spearhead the development of new Health and Benefits tools and approaches; collaborate with executive leadership at vendors and clients in creation of the next generation of solutions 
  • Demonstrate extensive leadership ability by directly managing and/or mentoring other consultants

The Requirements:

  • 10+ years’ experience and success in the design/management of large group health and benefits plans gained in a consulting or brokerage environment
  • Proven ability to generate revenue
  • Track record of success in managing and growing large client relationships 
  • Proven experience in successfully leading global team and projects
  • An executive presence with polished and well developed written and oral communication skills
  • Superior ability to influence and collaborate with senior management and work across all levels of an organization
  • Interest and aptitude in keeping abreast of latest developments in health and welfare plan strategy and contributing to the development of new tools and approaches
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Availability to travel regularly
  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • State Life and Health license required within 90 days of joining
  • Actuarial designation required 

Compensation and Benefits
Compensation and benefits information for this position is being included in accordance with requirements of the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Please note that the salary range listed relate specifically to roles located in Colorado and that salary ranges for similar positions located in other Willis Towers Watson locations may vary. In addition, salaries may vary for different individuals in the same role based on several factors, including but not limited to individual competencies, education/professional certifications, experience and performance in the role.   
The salary compensation range being offered for this role is $160,000 to $175,000. This role is also eligible for an annual short-term incentive bonus. 
Company Benefits  
Willis Towers Watson provides a competitive benefit package which includes the following (eligibility requirements apply):
Health and Welfare Benefits: Medical (including prescription coverage), Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Commuter Account, Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Group Accident, Group Critical Illness, Life Insurance, AD&D, Group Legal, Identify Theft Protection, Wellbeing Program and Work/Life Resources (including Employee Assistance Program)
Leave Benefits: Paid holidays, annual Paid Time Off (includes paid state /local paid leave where required), Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, Other leaves (e.g., Bereavement, FMLA, ADA, Jury Duty, Military Leave, and Parental and Adoption leave)
Retirement Benefits: Contributory pension plan and Savings Plan (401k).  Certain senior level roles may also be eligible for non-qualified Deferred Compensation and Deferred Savings Plans.   
EOE, including disability/vets

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