We are currently recruiting for a Health Consultant. This position will be located in the Glendale office. The Consultant will join an established health benefits consulting practice and lead efforts to grow and serve clients’ health benefits needs in the West region. Incumbent will be a key contributor playing a significant role and being involved in challenging consulting activities including planning, managing and executing client strategies and initiatives. In addition, the Consultant will manage a team of people on a project basis and direct work flow, ranging from analysts to consultants, actuarial and non-actuarial in nature.
The Consultant consults directly to clients on group health benefit plans and managed care alternatives focusing on plan design, pricing, financial, administration and compliance issues. Specific responsibilities include, performing as the lead contact for select clients on group health benefits consulting assignments and in a secondary/support role on select major client relationships as necessary; handling (or supervising) all routine and complex projects in practice area to include but not limited to: plan design, evaluating/introducing managed care options, writing specifications, analyzing bids and coordinating vendor contract bidding situations, and insurance carrier reasonableness testing; assuming project management accountability for own work and for assignments requiring the supervision of staff on a project basis.
The Consultant effectively plans, budgets, controls and quality assures the timely delivery of high quality work product; effectively builds rapport and collaborative working relationships with colleagues, consultants and client staff; regularly passes on knowledge and skills to colleagues and junior staff members; participates in internal staff training initiatives as required; identifies opportunities to expand work with existing clients and participates in business development/marketing initiatives as needed; actively participates in identifying and attracting junior and consultant level talent to the practice and firm.
Technical: has demonstrated ability to collect information, analyze and identify problems and develop solutions in routine and complex situations; is regarded by colleagues and clients as a knowledgeable and effective advisor; takes deliberate steps to enlarge own knowledge in practice area; sought by colleagues for perspective on solving difficult consulting problems; is judged as able to provide quality assurance reviews on reports and material developed by others.
Communication: prepares clear, concise reports and proposals that require little editing; can write and deliver effective reports and presentations on routine and complex subjects; able to provide non-technical explanations of technical matters.
Relationship Management: works well with colleagues both in practice area and in other practice disciplines; able to evaluate the skills and attitudes of client personnel; recognizes tactically difficult situations and seeks appropriate help; able to perform as lead or primary consulting contact on select clients.
Project Management: consistently manages own time effectively; requires little supervision; able to scope and plan resource requirements and manage project performance within budget, quality and timing guidelines; supervises more junior staff as required with ability to perform as team leader.
Leadership: regularly works at passing on knowledge and consulting skills to others; recognized as a good mentor and motivator of junior staff; actively participates in identifying and attracting new talent to the organization.
Business Development: able to identify opportunities for extension on own projects; has potential/interest for developing leads and participating in business development and marketing initiatives.
The qualified candidate must have; minimum of 7 years of group health benefits experience within a consulting, insurance company or health & welfare fund management environment; group benefits knowledge and/or expertise to include all or a combination of medical, dental, life insurance, disability and other related plans (knowledge must be sufficient to affect/influence thought development and assist in making decisions on health plan issues); Public Sector experience or familiarity with Public Sector plans required; demonstrated project management and/or team leadership skills to include project planning, budgeting, controlling, quality assuring, delivering, billing and collecting; demonstrated analytical and financial skills with ability to review/check numeric data for accuracy/completeness and effectively present complex financial information to clients; proficiency in use of software/spreadsheet tools; superb communication (oral/written) skills with ability to present and explain complex subject matter; excellent interpersonal/relationship building skills; cooperative/collaborative work ethic in dealing with colleagues, consultants and clients; ability and interest to participate in mentoring and staff development activities; interest (if not proven ability) to participate in business development and marketing initiatives.
At Segal we are committed to a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, as demonstrated through our recruitment, retention and employee development programs. We maintain an environment that respects and builds on the assets and talents of each person, valuing their differences including, but not limited to, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, generations, cultures, military status, well-being and flexibility. Maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment at Segal is critical to our success, as it allows us to attract and retain the best talent and to enable that talent to be successful in achieving his/her professional and personal goals. For Segal a diverse and inclusive workplace is a win/win, as it provides us the ability to leverage our top talent allowing us to provide innovative solutions to our clients.
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