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Acrisure LLC Benefit Analyst (Burnham & Flower Insurance Group) in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Since 1966, Burnham & Flower Insurance Group, an Acrisure partner, has specialized in Michigan public entities and understands your unique coverage needs. We are your single source for Group Benefits, Property & Liability, and Group/Individual Retirement Planning. In addition to comprehensive coverages, we provide risk management services, employee education, onsite reviews, online enrollment, 24/7 access to each employee?s benefits information, and much more. With exciting things ahead in 2020, we are looking for a Benefit Analyst to join our team!

Position Summary:

The Benefit Analyst provides proposals and premium comparisons to our benefits plan clients. The position requires a high level of organization, strong analytical skills and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates renewals

  • Coordinates RFP?s submitted by clients and prospects

  • Prepares premium rate spreadsheets for MI and OH

  • Learns insurance carrier online quoting portals

  • Compares benefits and rates

  • Reviews proposals for accuracy

  • Calculates COBRA premiums (Premium equivalent)

  • Calculates expected claim liability for self-funded dental and vision plans

  • Calculates HRA liability

Performs other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school graduate or equivalency required

  • At least two years' experience in customer service related group benefits field required

  • Michigan Life & Health license or ability to obtain within the first 6 months of employment required

  • Ability to work with Excel at the highest level, including formatting and design required

  • Ability to use Excel to perform complex mathematical functions required

  • Knowledge of HIPPA privacy laws preferred

Other Qualifications:

  • Works in well-lit, pleasant, smoke-free office.

  • The noise level in the work environment is quiet.

  • Requires infrequent travel for the purpose of attending conferences, seminars, continuing education sessions or company meetings.

  • Requires the ability and willingness to be available during Agency hours of operation and to work extra hours when requested by management.

  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time.

  • Regularly requires the use hands and arms for keyboarding, writing, etc. and involves periodic repetitive movement.

  • Able to stoop, bend and move intermittently in order to do filing and move equipment and supplies necessary for job function.

  • Requires frequent attention to detail/concentration on figures, paperwork, data, etc.

  • Occasional pressures related to meeting deadlines and fulfilling scheduling requirements.

  • Occasional distracting influences such as people, phone calls, noise and so forth.

  • Simultaneous handling of multiple tasks on a frequent basis.

  • Frequent intermittent or cyclical work pressures.

  • Extremely high organizational skills with the ability to multitask

  • Strict attention to detail

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is done remotely and "in office" is not required for this position.