Senior Health & Benefits Consultant

Marsh & McLennan Companies

The Senior Health & Benefits Consultant will lead consulting engagements with 5,000+ life employers regarding their medical, dental, life and disability benefit plans and programs and negotiate with benefits carriers and vendors to secure health and welfare plan coverage for these employers. To fulfill this role, the Senior Health & Benefits Consultant will:

Lead complex client engagements, including managing overall service delivery, strategy, financial evaluations, plan design, renewal, business placement, benchmarking and other studies.
Develop sophisticated benefits design and renewal strategies and drives the development of tools and solutions to address complex client issues
Determine the full scope of services provided to the client and sets roles/responsibilities within the client team
Effectively communicate Mercer’s position on latest industry trends to clients
Be accountable for revenue/profitability for client accounts and projects.
Monitor success of projects in terms of scope, budget, timeliness and client satisfaction
Uses appropriate Mercer tools (e.g., HBB) in the development and execution of client strategy
Incorporate compliance and professional standards into all work processes, including transparency, AFG, peer review and maintaining required licensure
Generate sales by expanding revenues from existing clients and by leading prospecting efforts with new clients..
Set strategic direction and creates demand for new products/services in the marketplace
Lead and participate in new business opportunities with sales channel partners
Cross-sell other Mercer and Marsh & McLennan Companies products and services to clients.
Build market presence by leading and presenting at industry seminars and conferences
Lead successful regional or national marketing initiatives
Establish effective carrier/vendor relationships to serve clients in benefits procurement and administration (eligibility, claims, billing, plan implementation, contracts, plan changes and necessary amendments.;
Leverage Mercer’s size and reputation to negotiate highly competitive rates and coverage options from carriers and vendors
Leverage work to the most appropriate career level/grade
Delegate effectively to provide developmental opportunities to team members
Provide mentoring and coaching to direct reports and project team members


BA/BS degree
10 years experience in identifying, designing, recommending and implementing efficient, innovative business solutions to clients’ complex health care benefits challenges
Renowned expertise and industry reputation in the health & benefits field
Strong, innovative sales and marketing skills plus the ability to market organizational strengths successfully
Superior analytical and mathematical skills, strategic planning, communication, and listening skills
Excellent organizational and project management skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple and complex tasks in a demanding work environment
Strong critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills
Proven management skills in leading large, complex projects
Ability to manage, motivate, and mentor more junior level staff
Completion of continuing education to maintain credentials as required
State Health and Life Insurance Licenses required

At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. We’re in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees — whether we’re designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as catalysts for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people’s current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we’ve turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today. Visit for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Mercer.
Mercer LLC and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol: MMC).
Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients.

Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.

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