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Employee Benefits Counsel

Location:

DE - Wilmington, PA - Blue Bell, PA - Pittsburgh

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Why USI?

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.

Unrivaled Resources and Support

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:

·        Insurance Business America’s Top Insurance Workplaces, three years in a row (2018-2020).

·        Business Insurance’s 2020 list of Best Places to Work in Insurance.

·        Forbes Best Large Employers in America (2018-2019).

Ranked as one of Forbes Best Large Employers in America (2018-2019).

General Description:

Working under the regional EB Counsel, the Compliance Specialist is responsible for communicating ongoing and changing laws affecting health and welfare plans, including ACA, ERISA, the Code, HIPAA, and COBRA. The compliance professional will help respond to day-to-day client and consultant inquiries, along with preparing compliance presentations and responding to RFP's.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Establish effective working relationships with internal staff, clients and carriers
  • Will function as part of a national team of compliance experts to meet the overall objectives for the health and welfare compliance team
  • Research, read, evaluate and edit articles, alerts and other materials for publication or distribution to internal and external clients
  • Gather materials, perform research, and assist client service team in the formulation of strategies to solve client problems related to ERISA, ACA, the Code, HIPAA and COBRA issues affecting health and welfare plans
  • Develop and maintain compliance education tools for health and welfare compliance
  • Create and deliver presentations to internal staff and to external clients and prospects
  • Monitor and identify legal developments such as relevant statutes, regulations, case law and legal articles affecting employee benefit plans
  • Maintain and update compliance library resources, including cross checking and validating that information is up-to date
  • Respond to RFP requests
 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • College degree required and J.D. preferred.
  • Must be a self-starter, and demonstrate cooperation and collaboration in team settings.
  • Ability to work with a diverse set of individuals and personalities.
  • Keeps informed regarding industry information, new product information and technology to continuously improve knowledge and performance.
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple competing/conflicting client and internal deadlines with minimal support or supervision by regional EB Counsel.
  • Able to quickly assess and learn organizational roles, responsibilities and process flows.
  • Maintain a cordial and effective relationship with internal clients, team members and vendors
  • Prior experience in employee benefits law or experience in compliance consulting on these issues is desired.
  • Must be proficient with computers and quickly competent with new technology tools. Specifically, must have full competence with MS Office Suite products and Adobe products.
    • Experience with ERISA required, and preferred thorough understanding of of the various federal laws that impact health and welfare plans including ACA, COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA and Internal Revenue Code
    • Strong research and writing skills and experience with interpreting statutes and regulations.
    • Remains informed regarding industry information and new product information.
    • Must have strong interpersonal and verbal skills.
    • Must have strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Some travel required 20-30%.

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.


Job ID:

22568

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