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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 11/10/2016

Willis North America Inc. Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW ) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 39,000 employees in more than 120 territories. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Unlock your potential at Willis Towers Watson.

Human Capital and Benefits
High-performing institutions cultivate and grow talent, carefully balancing costs and rewards. From employee benefits to executive compensation, we take a rounded perspective, based on leading-edge thinking, data, analytics and software, unearthing new ways to motivate people, foster wellbeing and implement solutions that work.

Join a fast-paced growing practice in a critical team role. This position provides day-to-day consulting, service and support to Willis Towers Watson clients, prospects and carriers. Interfaces and works closely with Sr. Client Managers, Client Associates, Willis Towers Watson Executives, and Producers to ensure effective and efficient delivery of client services, while controlling a meaningful book of business.

*Responsible for completion of the daily support for clients including employee benefits brokerage, consulting, and general account management
*Critically evaluate solution ideas by considering data, precedents and input from stakeholders; assess complex information
*Prepare reports for stewardship, pre-renewal strategies, renewals presentations, placement activity along with analysis
*Keeping clients up to date on the latest legislation (i.e. ERISA, HIPAA, FMLA, ADA, COBRA, ACA, Sections 125, etc.).
*Construct, analyzes and negotiate requests for Proposals (RFP s) or work with marketing departments to prepare RFP s as necessary
*Provide technical assistance in financial and data analytics
*Prioritizes work processes and maintains 100% compliance with required client data in EPIC
*Manage projects to ensure clients needs and deadlines are met
*Builds strong relationships with interactions with carriers and TPA s
*Prepare and review presentation of annual client deliverables and reports
*Client retention is expected and new client revenue or rounding of accounts is encourage
*Maintain client information in Agency Management System (EPIC) in accordance with WEM and Willis Towers Watson accounting standards
*Demonstrate and support Willis Towers Watson Values and Compliance Standards
*Capitalize on internal Subject Matter Experts and external compliance, 5500 reporting, legislative adherence, and Willis internal compliance protocols


* 7-10 years of Employee Benefit Consulting experience preferably in the brokerage or carrier environments or in Employee Benefits Management for an organization.

* Demonstrated technical knowledge of self-funding, stop-loss, renewal underwriting, claims analysis, and contract review.

* Detailed expertise of employer-sponsored health and welfare plans

* Knowledge of legislative and compliance of ERISA, HIPAA, FMLA, ADA, COBRA, ACA, Sections 125 & 105, 5500s, etc.

* Ability to provide expert, in depth advice to client resulting in overall client satisfaction

* Must possess strong written and oral communication skills.

* Should be well-versed with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher.

* Possess well-honed communication, presentation, problem-solving and logical-thinking skill

* Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, client-focused, team environment

* Bachelor s degree or equivalent career experience required

* State insurance license required within 60 days of hire.

* Ability to travel up to 20%

Competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including life, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, 401k and an employee stock purchase plan as well as many other options to full time employees.

Willis Towers Watson is publicly traded on the NASDAQ (WLTW). Additional information on Willis may be found on its web site:

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson.

Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. Our continued success depends greatly on our ability to fully and effectively employ qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, military status, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights or equal opportunity legislation.
We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices.
We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.


Willis is an Equal Opportunity Employer who supports Diversity Minority / Female/ Disability / Veteran.