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Willis Towers Watson

Associate, Health and Benefit

The Role

 

As an Associate, you will contribute to a wide variety of projects involving the design, financing and ongoing management of the full spectrum of health and benefit programs.   You will serve as the project manager on select projects, interface with vendors and contribute to key client communication internally and externally, support client deliverables, and ensure quality standards are met.  You will have the opportunity to grow your health and benefits business acumen as well as your financial, project management and client relationship skills by working on cutting edge projects alongside leaders in the industry.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Materially contribute to core health and benefits projects involving the design and management of group medical, dental, life, disability and time off benefits for mediums to large clients, 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        
  • Partner with Associates and Consultants to deliver superior project management on select clients
  • Perform financial analyses including developing pricing and employee contributions strategies, modelling plan design alternatives and calculating reserves
  • Conduct benchmarking studies and other research; provide value added analyses and summaries
  • Analyze and compare vendor products, services and contracts
  • Design, distribute and evaluate responses to surveys and RFPs
  • Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams
  • Contribute to the development of new intellectual capital

The Requirements:

  • 2-5 years of experience dealing with the financials of Canadian health and welfare plans, ideally gained in a benefit consulting/brokerage firm or health underwriting function of an insurance company
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and produce quality deliverables on time and within budget under minimal supervision
  • Flexibility and proven ability to identify and resolve issues
  • Strong client service orientation and ability to respond to all communications effectively and in a timely manner
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

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