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Employee Benefits Account Manager


ME - South Portland

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USI is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world. Something special is happening here with our more than 8,000 associates across the U.S. and abroad – and we invite you to learn more.

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The USI ONE Advantage® allows USI to deliver unique solutions to our clients. This value proposition provides unmatched growth and opportunity for our associates and, at its core, represents a significant investment in our people.

Unique Employee Programs and Deep Community Engagement

We turn care into action with our award-winning wellness program, college scholarships for associates' children, and financial help in times of need. Our annual community service initiative engages associates in hands-on regional service projects helping hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Industry-Leading Associate Rewards and Recognition

In addition to competitive pay, incentives, and benefits, USI recognizes associates through our Summit Awards program, rewarding excellence in those who build our brand each day.

Committed to a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment  
USI values diversity and is dedicated to ensuring a fair, diverse, and inclusive work environment for all. Our diversity and inclusion program, "I'm With U," advances these initiatives to champion our team members and the communities we serve.

Nationally Recognized as a Top Insurance Workplace

USI has been recognized as one of:

  • The Top Insurance Employers by Insurance Business America four years in a row (2018-2021).
  • Business Insurance's 2021 list of Best Places to Work in Insurance for the second year in a row. 
  • Forbes Best Large Employers in America (2018-2019). 
  • Ranked as one of Forbes Best Large Employers in America (2018-2019).

General Description: Manages Employee Benefits insurance accounts and services as their day-to-day contact.

Major Responsibilities:

·        Manage a book of business comprised of fully insured clients but may include some self-insured clients. 

·        Provide proactive, personalized support to assigned clients.  Act as the primary contact between clients and insurance carriers.

·        As needed, preparation of materials needed for client meetings.  Educate, advise and aid clients on all Compliance topics. Including, but not limited to ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, 5500s and Health Care Reform.

·        Set up new group insurance contracts for existing clients or new clients.

·        Manage the renewal process including the preparation of appropriate contractual changes.

·        Implement and manage programs recommended by technical resources (e.g. wellness, communications, strategies, pharmacy)

·        May be responsible for the marketing and placement of new benefit products.
     o    Prepare client application for review
     o   Determine most appropriate carriers
     o   Analyze and compare carrier quotes and coverage offerings
     o   Make recommendations to clients
·        Develop alternative strategies, plan modeling and cost reduction opportunities.

·        Champion client cross-selling initiatives and develop customer accounts.

·        Conduct on-site meetings to communicate or administer benefit plans.

·        Coordinates, manages and attends client meetings both virtually and in person

·        Develop employee communications for renewal changes, enrollment procedures, benefit changes and/or clarifications.

·        Resolution support and oversight for client issues such as contract clarifications and billing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·        2-4 years experience in employee benefits industry or related marketplace. College degree preferred.
·        Prior customer service experience is preferred.
·        Must hold or be willing to earn life and disability insurance license.
·        Comfortable with internet-based programs and Microsoft Office products.
·        Ability to set priorities and manage deadlines.
·        Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment with minimal instruction.
·        Keep informed about industry information, technology and trends.
·        Ability to carry out complex tasks with many concrete and abstract variables. 

USI is committed to providing a full-suite of competitive benefits for our growing population and its diverse needs. We offer a wide range of health, welfare and financial benefits including medical, wellness, dental and vision, 401(k), flexible spending and health savings accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance and other unique employer-sponsored and voluntary programs. USI also offers a generous paid time off policy, paid family leave benefit as well as paid holiday time.

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