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Broker Manager - Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans

Primary Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Additional Locations: PA-Pittsburgh
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Description:
Accountable for driving and achieving company defined distribution channel sales goals and objectives. Responsible for the execution of market strategy impacting the recruitment, onboarding, engagement, production, and compliance adherence of assigned independent agent base in the Pittsburgh & Erie Regions .

Fundamental Components:
Responsible for meeting established health plan broker sales goal through management of assigned block of agents. Prospects for and recruits new agents through collaboration with National and Direct agency relationships or through agent marketing activities targeted direct to the agents. Assures appropriate market coverage through management of agent recruiting activities. Responsible for identifying and developing local preferred agents to support the attainment of health plan goals. Responsible for onboarding new agents by supporting their navigation of contracting, certification, and training requirement. Provides leadership for all broker training, recertification, and testing through face-to-face, individual, and group meetings and web-based resources. Administers broker testing and recertification. Proactively develops agent activation. Strategy should utilize the deployment of various tactics such as face-to-face, telephonic, and written communication methods and information management. Responsible for ongoing individual agent management. Responsibilities include the establishment of production goals and compliance thresholds, along with the communication and ongoing enforcement of these established expectations with each assigned agent. Key role is to prioritize broker relationships according to their ability to meet or exceed expectations. Makes recommendations to management on agents plan preferred designation and contract level status. Responsible for ensuring agent adherence to all CMS and Aetna guidelines. Monitors compliance with state, federal, and health plan regulatory requirements. Maintains all files associated with broker contracting, including broker agreements. Reports all implementations and corrections to health plan management. Coordinates response to broker-related complaints. Investigates documents and retrains brokers as necessary. Recommends termination of broker relationship with company as appropriate. Coordinates with the appropriate customer service and health plan resources to support broker activities. Verifies and validates broker commission payments. Ensures broker commission payments are submitted for payment. Resolves issues and inquiries related to commissions from health plan and brokers.

Background Experience:
Sales management experience preferred.
Minimum 5 years sales and/or broker sales experience required.
Ability to use standard corporate software packages and corporate applications.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.


Appropriate state licensure to sell insurance as required, subject to product sold.
Associate's degree or equivalent work experience
Bachelor's degree preferred.

Additional Job Information:
This Broker Manager position is focused on the Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans and the broker distribution that focuses on this segment. Focus is on the western PA Region - inclusive of the following counties (Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Crawford, Erie Fayette, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington and Westmoreland Counties).

Required Skills:
Sales - Cultivating Distribution Channels, Sales - Negotiating Collaboratively, Leadership - Anticipating and Innovating

Desired Skills:
General Business - Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen, General Business - Managing Sales Relationships, Leadership - Driving Change

Functional Skills:
Leadership - Act as company spokesperson to external constituents, Marketing - Strategy development, Products-Medical - Individual Medicare Advantage Plan, Sales & Service - Distribution channel management, Sales & Service - Individual sales

Technology Experience:
Desktop Tool - Microsoft Outlook, Desktop Tool - Microsoft PowerPoint, Desktop Tool - Microsoft Word, Desktop Tool - TE Microsoft Excel

Education:
Insurance - Life, Health & Accident License (PA)

Potential Telework Position:
Yes

Percent of Travel Required:
75 - 100%

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

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this 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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