Analyst, Benefits Consulting (4849)

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Analyst, Benefits Consulting
Organization:  Dehoney Financial Group
Province:  British Columbia
Location:  Vancouver
 
 
Description:

Dehoney Financial Group (DFG) is an established Vancouver-based full service consulting firm offering group benefits and retirement consulting, third-party administration (TPA) services, corporate and personal life insurance as well as individual retirement and financial planning in BC and nationally.  As a client centric team, we understand that change is constant and a well-designed solution adapts to meet a client’s needs.

Our solutions strike the right balance of cost containment and flexibility, and are based on core values of trust, integrity and respect. For over 35 years, our firm has delivered employee group benefit and retirement solutions to some of Canada’s premier employers and their top executives, and individual customers. 

The Group Benefits Consulting team works alongside our clients’ human resources and executive teams to identify objectives in all aspects of benefit plan design and delivery.  We manage national, regional and multi-insurer benefit programs. 

About You

You enjoy supporting our consultants and client by providing advanced analytical and problem solving support to primarily mid to large clients.  You are organized and adept at tracking results against the team’s forecasts and recommendations.  Your strong client-focus and high quality client ready work contributes to successful project outcomes and high client satisfaction. 

You love analyzing numbers, are an excel whiz and yet see the big picture.  You are passionate about developing strong relationships and working in a collaborative environment. 

Candidates at various levels are encouraged to apply for this evolving role.  If you have experience with analytics but not in our industry, you could still be the right candidate and we would love to hear from you.  Looking for career growth?  Mastering this role could be a key step and part of the career path to an Account Manager/Client Relations Representative position should that be your career aspiration. 

About the Opportunity

The Analyst, Benefits Consulting supports our consulting team with primarily mid to large case clients.  This role partners with our Consultants for the complete employee benefits cycle, including plan design, benchmarking, market survey, carrier implementation, experience monitoring and renewal rating.  

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Perform advanced financial analyses, projections and illustrations
  • Analyze carrier renewals and market surveys and develop recommendations to support negotiations with respective providers/carriers
  • Perform ASO reconciliations along with rate setting recommendations
  • Conduct benchmarking studies and gap analysis
  • Draft client deliverables including reports, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Perform research and interpret information to support client solutions
  • Maintain deep knowledge of client documentation including contracts and underwriting arrangements
  • With a Benefits Consultant, may attend client meetings to gain an understanding of project requirements
  • Remain current with benefits landscape including insurer news, products, legislation and seminars/educational events
Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in a relevant field or commensurate experience
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar position (ideally includes experience with larger national accounts gained in benefits consulting firm or an underwriting department of a national insurer)
  • GBA Designation is an asset or willingness to obtain in the within the first 36 months of employment
  • Life license (LLQP) is an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to uphold confidentiality and manage sensitive situations with tact
  • Strong analytic and data management skills including the ability to find trends using logical and systematic thinking to interpret information
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships
  • Build strong relationships internally/externally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams
  • Self-motivated, strong customer service orientation and a positive attitude
  • Ability to prioritize and manage competing demands in a dynamic environment
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office; advanced Excel skills.  High level of computer literacy 

How to Apply

This position will remain open until the right hire is made, so please send your resume & cover letter with your “last name – Analyst, Benefits Consulting” in the subject line to careers@dehoney.com.  We thank all interested candidates; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  No employment agency calls please