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Group Benefits Plan Analyst

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The Murphius Group Troy , MI 48007

Posted 4 months ago

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Group Benefits Plan Analyst Job Location: Troy, MI Salary: Negotiable Based Upon Experience An exciting career opportunity for a Group Benefit Analyst.
This position is responsible for obtaining and analyzing group benefit programs proposals for both clients and prospects.
The Plan Analyst markets group health and welfare coverage, provides plan research and analysis, and develops client reports.
Job Duties:
Responsible for obtaining competitive insurance proposals, reporting and carrier evaluation.
Drafts and submits requests for proposals (RFPs) for all assigned clients and prospects.
Negotiates with carriers on behalf of clients and prospects.
Assembles RFPs in an error free, easy to understand format for all assigned clients and prospects.
Builds and develops relationship with clients.
Answers clients questions verbally and in writing.
Primary focus on area-rated, fully-insured medical and ancillary benefits.
Attends carrier meetings to stay current on carrier products and industry trends.
Process new business and plan change paperwork with carriers.
Prepare benefit guide based on client plan selections.
Develops and maintains solid understanding of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other methods utilized by the company to effectively perform your duties.
Experience

Requirements:
Minimum 1-3 years experience in healthcare benefits industry working for a group, insurance carrier, or broker preferred.
Knowledge of group insurance (medical, dental, vision, life and disability products) preferred.
Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent communication and writing skills.
Ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Educational and Background

Requirements:
The individual must have at least a high school degree.
The individual must be capable of passing a background check demonstrating the absence of any criminal record regarding theft, violence, or any other characteristic involving honesty or integrity.
Individual must qualify to be bonded.
Except in unusual circumstances, individual must have a valid, unrestricted drivers license.
Physical

Requirements:
Employee must be capable of using a computer key board without assistance and must be articulate and easy to understand.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
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