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Benefits Analyst

Department: Reporting and Analytics
Location: Atlanta, GA

Position Objective 
The contribution that a Benefit Analyst makes to Northwestern Benefit is:

1.       Gather, manipulate, and summarize data for use in reports for clients.
2.       Conduct analysis and create reports for clients.
3.       Coordinate and manage production schedule for timely delivery of reports.   
II.     Tasks to Accomplish the Objective(s)
1.          Collect, analyze and interpret health care data for client reports.
a.    Typical reports include:  monthly claims, benchmarking, and post-renewal reports.
2.       Address the daily responsibilities, planned and unplanned, and manage duties in a way that forwards the business and strengthens business relationships. 
a.    Maintain organize and clean work space.
b.    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
c.    Proactive planning and prioritization skills.

3.          Conduct quantitative studies using spreadsheets, databases and customized applications.
4.          Assisting with special projects as needed. 
5.          Participate in the development and improvement of client reports.
6.          Nothing in this job description restricts managementís right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time; This description reflects managementís assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; This job description is subject to change at any time. 
III.    Knowledge/Experience Required to Achieve the Objective(s) 
1.       An earned Bachelorís degree or its equivalent.
2.       GA accident, sickness and life license is a plus.
3.       A working knowledge of all employee welfare benefits and ancillary coverage such as life, disability and dental insurances is preferred.
4.       Knowledge of self-funded health insurance concepts is a plus.
5.       Group insurance underwriting background is a plus. 
6.       Superior analytical and mathematical skills required.
7.       Must have an advanced knowledge of Excel and Power Point.
8.       Must have great organizational and project management skills.
9.       Knowledge of Zywave products to include Plan Advisor and Brokerage Builder a plus.
V.     Skills/Abilities Required to Achieve the Objective(s) 
1.       Highly organized and driven to accomplish the goals set before him/her.
2.       Strong attention to detail.
3.       Thrives by building relationships with co-workers.
4.       Manages numerous simultaneous projects efficiently and effectively.
5.       Operates well in a fast-paced, energetic environment and welcomes change. 
6.       Creates or modifies processes/procedures to simplify tasks. 
7.       Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills on the phone and in person.
8.       Contributes to and flourishes in a team environment.
9.       Supports team members during peak schedule by offering to help where needed.
10.   Models and exemplifies the Northwestern Benefit 25 Tenets.  In all things, seeks to behave in a personal, consistent, and reliable manner. 
11.   Uses the Collaborative Way effectively to mediate concerns, offer encouragement and build good working relationships.
VI.    Physical Requirements/Miscellaneous Required to Achieve the Objective(s) 
1.       Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. 
2.       Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
3.       Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
4.       Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
5.       Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
6.       Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
7.       Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
8.       Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
9.       The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
VII.  Person Description 
Assessment Tool(s) used for hiring in this position: 
Harrison Personality Test

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