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Benefits Specialist/Sr. Benefits Specialist

The Harry A. Koch Co. Omaha, NE

Job Description

We understand that group health insurance, with its consistent inconsistencies, policy changes and laws, is a difficult world to navigate. But that’s what makes it fun, right? Koch is seeking a “benefits guru” to join our team as a Benefits Specialist/Sr. Benefits Specialist who will work with brokers and carriers to provide exceptional service to our clients.

What’s the work like?

You will:

  • efectively and independently manage customer service accountabilities on an Employee Benefits book of business

  • assist producer in development of service plan for assigned accounts; and coordinate and monitor the service plan as needed

  • responsible for file setup and quotes for groups s

  • assist producers in preparation of enrollment materials and presentations and attend client meetings and benefit fairs

  • complete servicing of accounts, including but not limited to utilizing standard proposals, spreadsheets and Power Point presentations, depending upon which product is quoted

  • promptly invoice all premium-bearing transactions

  • review policies upon receipt in accordance with agency procedures for timely customer service

  • review all applications and policies for accuracy and completeness and take an active role in completing all carrier requirements to implement policy

  • manage renewal process according to agency procedures; review quotes, prepare proposals

  • promptly respond to customers’ questions and/or requests for assistance

  • communicate all necessary information to producers, clients, carriers and any other agency team members servicing the account

  • maintain the electronic account file and fully incorporate the capabilities of the agency management system into daily workflow

  • perform quality reviews as requested by management, and comply with requirements of quality programs

  • maintain effective working relationships with clients to support business retention and accompany producer to client and carrier meetings as necessary

  • ensure confidentiality is maintained in the collection, maintenance, and dissemination of highly sensitive information, including Protected Health Information (PHI)


What do I need to know?

You have to have…

  • general knowledge of COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, Medicare, self-funded groups and 5500’s
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel), electronic mail system, and all other agency automation software
  • strong respect for confidentiality
  • ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with company employees and external contacts
  • a valid Driver’s License
  • a Nebraska Life, Sickness, Accident and Health Agent’s license
  • professional designation of RHU or equivalent or commitment to obtain
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • minimum of three (3) years in Employee Benefits experience


Okay, so what’s in it for me?

  • competitive salary

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, and Long Term Care insurance

  • 401k and match

  • Paid Time Off available to use on your first day

  • flexible work schedules including a 37.5 hour work week

  • telecommuting options
  • education and tuition reimbursement programs

  • fun working environment (company outings, bag-o competitions, plenty of food days, to name a few!)

Job Details

Date Posted October 31, 2018
Date Closes November 30, 2018
Address 14010 FNB Parkway Ste 300
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Benefits
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
Hours 37.50 hours per week
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 43-9041.02 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks
Zipcode 68154
Name The Harry A. Koch Co.
Address 14010 FNB Parkway Suite 300
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68154
FAX 402-861-7322

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Profit Sharing
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Flexible Hours
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities

This job requires the following skills

  • Customer Service
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Presentation Software
  • Public Speaking
  • Spreadsheets
  • Strong Time Management
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Word Processing
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Profit Sharing
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • And More ...