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Senior Benefit Plan Document Writer

Primary Location: Amherst, NY
Additional Locations: FL-Tampa, IL-Chicago, MI-Lansing, MN-Plymouth, NY-Amherst
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Description:
Primary intermediary providing plan sponsors with benefit plan consulting services. Ensures all plan contracts and certificates are completed accurately and in a timely fashion.

Fundamental Components:
Prepares, reviews and/or edits employer certificates, contracts and employee booklets according to pre-determined standards; ensures benefits are mapped accordingly and drafts all legislatively mandated booklets and contracts requested by plan sponsors.Following a thorough evaluation of client’s summary plan descriptions and other related documents, effectively communicates any required revisions and or changes to avoid unintended liability in support of the plan.Interprets and utilizes available resources in responding to both standard and non-standard benefit drafting requests; if necessary, negotiates language modifications to comply with regulatory requirements.Identifies situations where special contractual language might be needed and partners with legal and other impacted areas to explore requirements and feasibility for change. Coordinates and collaborates with financial risk management area regarding financial agreements and proposed guarantees.Has responsibility for securing all required signatures and determining which documents are necessary for plan benefit plan execution; adheres to all confidentiality and HIPAA guidelines in securing benefit plan information.Works with internal and external constituents to proactively resolve case specific benefit/legislative issues, and/or other customer inquiries or benefit related matters.Completes legislative comparisons and assists with state filing processes.Maintains complete and accurate documentation of all case communications (i.e., oral and written correspondence) – both internal and external. Maintains registrar designation.Provides technical expertise and mentoring for junior staff members; might serve as the subject matter liaison with other support areas for the function; identifies key policies and procedures influencing benefit consulting and alerts peers/junior staff of potential impact .(*)

Background Experience:
Experience supporting custom products and/or services.Experience producing electronic documents.Demonstrated aptitude to develop people and processes.Demonstrated ability to train others by sharing knowledge, and regarded as approachable.

Additional Job Information:
Ability and perseverance to research across the organization to locate information and solve problems.Excellent verbal and written communications skills necessary to explain complex information to a wide variety of constituents.Collaboration skills necessary to negotiate deliverable timelines.Commitment to timely completion of tasks or work.Knowledge of employee benefits.Open to new ideas, but well grounded in reality.Analytical skills with a focus on process improvement.Attention to detail and accuracy.

Functional Skills:
Administration / Operation - Document production & distribution, Customer Service - Customer Service - Plan Sponsor - Account installation, Customer Service - Customer Service - Plan Sponsor - Benefit provision review, Customer Service - Customer service - production environment, Sales & Service - Self insured/stop loss products

Technology Experience:
Desktop Tool - Microsoft Outlook, Desktop Tool - Microsoft SharePoint, Desktop Tool - Microsoft Word

Education:
Legal - Paralegal Certificate

Potential Telework Position:
Yes

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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