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

Employee Benefits Consultant

Position Type: Full-Time 

Location: Open

Position will primarily serve clients in Central & Southern Ohio. Ideally, applicants will reside in either the Columbus, Cleveland, or Cincinnati metropolitan areas.

Feeling a little bored or unfulfilled in your current role? Looking for a more engaging place to work? We are looking for an ambitious and energetic professional to help us grow our practice and serve clients headquartered in Central and Southern Ohio. We are looking for someone who is competent both performing analytical work and presenting to clients and prospects.

Our goal is to continue providing valuable advice and excellent client service while growing our business in this area. Unsatisfied with the status quo of the current healthcare and insurance marketplaces, we cater to plan sponsors who are committed to excellence in plan management and operations.

As advisors to employers, Chelko consultants work with clients, teammates, and benefits service providers (insurance companies, PBMs, TPAs, etc.) on the design, funding, management, compliance, and communication of these programs.

Our consultants work closely in a team environment responding to client needs, ensuring data accuracy, analyzing data, summarizing findings, making value-adding recommendations, and creating and presenting client reports. A strong analytical background and ability to work on multiple projects at the same time are highly desired.

We are committed to developing knowledge and expertise in our professionals and working together to give back to our industry and community. We are not motivated to just make more money ― we are passionate about making a difference!


Key Responsibilities

  • Drive strategy and execution using Chelko’s Continuous Plan Management process
  • Monitor plan performance on a monthly basis using our proprietary online Performance Scorecard and provide insight on cost trends and drivers, and to provide recommendations on plan design, strategy, and cost containment.
  • Develop and present Annual Review and Planning Reports to our retainer clients.
  • Analyze and compare proposals received on behalf of our clients from medical benefit administrators, pharmacy benefit managers, dental benefit administrators, life/disability carriers, stop loss insurers, and others.
  • Draft reports and present the results of our vendor, proposal, and data analyses, to help employers select and implement best-in-class plan management strategies and service arrangements.
  • Work with other team members and each client to implement and manage benefits service providers and hold them accountable to their commitments.
  • Work with our actuaries and other team members to analyze enrollment and claim experience, and develop plan cost projections, plan design alternatives, and employee contribution strategies.
  • Renegotiate service vendor renewals.
  • Work with other team members to build long-term, value-adding relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Assist in the preparation of service proposals and statements of work.


Selection Criteria

  • Strong character and passion for excellence and team success.
  • Strong analytical abilities and math aptitude.
  • Self-motivated and great at problem solving.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage your time well 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 business development.


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree is required (preferably Business, Economics, Finance or Math major)
  • At least 3-5 years of H&W Benefits experience
  • 1-2 years benefits consulting experience preferred



  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive incentive compensation program
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Work flexibility


Please submit resume to:

Tom Hitchcock

Chelko Consulting Group

Benefits Analyst

Position Type: Full-Time 

Location: Westlake, OH

Do you possess solid work management skills and analytical/financial aptitude? We are looking for someone who also has project and vendor management skills. The individual will work with key third-party service providers to finalize confidentiality and HIPAA agreements, secure needed data files and convert/process these files correctly, input and analyze data in preparation for our client reports, secure timely and accurate progress reports from vendors, and address other occasional service/communication issues.

This person will also serve as a support resource for our team of more than fifteen consultants and service professionals. The new team member will work closely with consultants and our in-house pharmacists to ensure data accuracy, respond to client needs, and create client deliverables. A solid analytical and technical background, and the ability to work on multiple projects at a time are highly desired.

Selection Criteria
– Solid analytical abilities to vet and work with data and ensure report results are reasonable and accurate
– Strong written and oral communication skills, including the soft skills to achieve high-performance from third-party service providers while maintaining positive working relationships
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team
– Ability to manage one’s own time to meet project deadlines
– Self-motivated individual that enjoys providing excellent service to internal and external customers
– Solid Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Education and Experience Requirements
– Relevant two- or four-year college degree is preferred, but not required
– 2-3 years of professional experience also preferred, but not required

– Competitive salary
– Incentive compensation
– Competitive benefits package

Please submit resume to:
Tom Hitchcock
Chelko Consulting Group