Company Overview

At the Chelko Consulting Group, we serve our clients’ benefit plan management needs and empower them with the tools and resources to out-manage their competition. We assist medical, life and disability plan managers in becoming high performers and guide them in ways to improve employee health and productivity.

For over twenty years, we’ve filled a significant gap in the marketplace — the gap between enormous, market-setting consulting firms and insurance company producers/brokers. The market has responded by its demand for our unique combination of depth, expertise and affordability. We continue to grow and to serve this marketplace by delivering independent, fact-based, validated and practical results at a fraction of the cost of higher-priced firms.

Chelko Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).  No person will be discriminated against in any aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Career Opportunities

Benefits Consultant

Position Type: Full-Time 

Location: Westlake, Ohio

Chelko consultants work on employer-sponsored health and welfare benefit programs. As advisors to employers, consultants work with our clients, Chelko teammates and vendors of benefit services (insurance companies, PBMs, TPAs, etc.) on the design, funding, management, compliance, and communication of these programs.

Our consultants work closely in a team environment with other internal consultants to respond to client needs, ensure data accuracy, analyze data, summarize findings, make recommendations, and create and present client reports. A strong analytical background and the ability to work on multiple projects at a time are highly desired.

We are looking for an ambitious and energetic professional to help us serve clients headquartered predominantly in Ohio. We seek someone who is comfortable performing the analytical work and helping present to clients. Our goal is to provide valuable advice and excellent client service while continuing to grow our business area.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform the analysis of solicited RFP proposals from medical benefit administrators, pharmacy benefit managers, dental benefit administrators, life/disability carriers, stop loss insurers, and others.
  • Assist in the client presentation (when appropriate) and discussing the analysis of different vendors resulting in a selected vendor.
  • Lead the implementation team from Chelko with all new vendors.
  • Manage selected benefit vendors to hold them accountable to their commitments.
  • Perform financial analyses including plan cost projections, plan design alternatives, and employee contribution strategies.
  • Manage vendor renewals for the assigned clients.
  • Monitor plan performance on a monthly and annual basis to provide insight on cost drivers and to provide recommendations on plan design, strategy, and cost containment.
  • Work with other team members to build long-term, value-adding relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Assist in the preparation of RFP proposals and Statements of Work.

 

Selection Criteria

  • Strong analytical abilities and math aptitude.
  • Self-motivated individual who enjoys solving problems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage one’s own time to meet project deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to obtain Life, Accident, Health, and Annuities Insurance license, and to pursue continuing education, such as Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation.
  • Aptitude for eventual business development.

 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree is required (preferably Business, Economics, or Math major)
  • 2-3 years of Health & Welfare Benefits experience (desired)
  • Chelko is willing to train and mentor qualified candidates without relevant benefit experience.

 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Incentive compensation
  • Competitive benefits package

 

Please submit resume to:
Tom Hitchcock
Chelko Consulting Group
thitchcock@chelkogroup.com