Benefits Consultant, Active Healthcare

Verizon Peapack and Gladstone, NJ 2019-07-11

What you’ll be doing...

Would you like the challenge of keeping us at our best? You’ll help us take care of our greatest asset—our people—by helping them stay well. You’ll be using your program design and vendor management expertise to enhance our health benefits and employee experience.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for medical, dental, and vision plans. Act as the primary contact with the health plan vendors, working with them to research, draft responses and resolve complex benefit employee/retiree issues.
  • Assist with day to day healthcare vendor management. Support the plan design, health strategy, development, and delivery of health plan related projects. Work with benefit vendors to manage projects and ensure alignment across key milestones and program deliverables, including all privacy, legal, security and related requirements are met.
  • Monitor healthcare plan vendor reports and recommend plan design changes to address trends. Use data analytics to ensure understanding of impact and outcomes against program objectives. Identify opportunities to gain efficiencies, improve plan performance and encourage employee/retiree self-service.
  • Ensure vendor contractual compliance and financial management oversight.
  • Manage special projects such as: Benefit impacts resulting from acquisitions, divestitures, legislation, evaluation and selection process of new vendors during RFP process, and Annual Enrollment testing to ensure proper plan set up.
  • Review SPDs, SBCs, benefit communications, and other plan documents to ensure that all plan provisions are accurately reflected. Assist communication team with maintenance of applicable websites, both external and internal and post updated policies and SPDs accordingly.
  • Work with outsourced administrator and internal Verizon departments to maximize plan performance and the employee experience, as well as continually improve processes.

What we’re looking for...

you'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Four or more years of work experience in either a corporate employee benefits department or with a healthcare vendor

Even better if you have:

  • Experience managing vendors and medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Strong communication skills and ability to build relationships as well as work collaboratively across departments and vendors
  • Experience in evaluating data and trends into actionable insights that will support broader plan strategy
  • Demonstrates ability to independently manage complex escalations and juggle multiple projects/competing deadlines
  • Self-starter who comes to the table with out of the box ideas to improve processes
  • Familiarity with collective bargaining agreements, retiree health care benefits and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rules a plus
  • Strong PC skills including Excel, Power Point and Access

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences,including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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