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Employee Benefits Consultant

Company: Community Bank System, Inc.
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:BPAS is a national provider of retirement plans, benefit plans, fund administration, and collective investment trusts. We support 4,200 retirement plans, $110 billion in trust assets, $1.3 trillion in fund administration, and more than 510,000 participants. With our breadth of services, depth of creative talent, and financial resources, we are well-positioned to help our clients solve all their benefit plan challenges without the need to engage multiple providers. One company. One call.Responsibilities:The candidate will work within our Healthcare Consulting Services practice on health and welfare benefit programs and associated human resource needs of mid to large-size clients.
Essential Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Health & Welfare plan designs, funding arrangements, pricing strategies, provider networks, and competitive market practices
    • Perform detailed financial analysis, including claim projections, trend analyses, competitive market benchmarking, and cost management strategies for employers
    • Evaluate and negotiate renewals for both insured and self-insured benefit plans
    • Resolve escalated vendor service delivery issues
    • Advise clients regarding state and federal statutory, regulatory, and other compliance related issues
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Maintain necessary level of knowledge to stay abreast of changing health and welfare benefits
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite and ability to utilize internally developed software and programs
    • Utilize standardized spreadsheet tools and develop customized models for special projects
    • Identify opportunities for new sales or cross-selling potentialQualifications:Requirements:
      • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business administration, human resources, healthcare administration, economics, or similarly related field
      • NYS Life and Health insurance license and/or professional HR certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM) preferred
      • Minimum 8 years experience with employee benefit and human resource consulting preferred
      • Knowledge of Health & Welfare plan design and competitive market practices
      • Strong analytical, technical, and problem solving skills
      • Excellent communication skills and client service mentality
      • Attention to detail, organization, and ability to prioritize in a rapidly changing environment
      • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and produce high-quality deliverables in a timely manner
      • Conscientious, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as collaboratively with a team
      • Project management experience and aptitude to train, mentor, and review work of analysts
        Other Job Information:Compensation: Commensurate with experience plus potential for annual merit increase. In addition to your competitive salary, you will be rewarded benefits including: 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, Medical, Vision & Dental insurance, 401K with generous match, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, Banking discounts and the list goes on!
        Physical Requirements:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk or sit. Use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands or arms, and speak and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to focus.
        An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Community Bank System, Inc., Syracuse , Employee Benefits Consultant, Professions , Syracuse, New York

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