October’s Top Insurance Job – Employee Benefits Account Manager in San Mateo, CA

A premier insurance brokerage in the San Mateo, California, area has an opening for an employee benefits account manager working in the healthcare insurance field. The agency is state of the art, with an experienced staff and a progressive culture. The brokerage offers an array of insurance products and markets, claims advocacy and the resources to offer consulting services and assistance to companies no matter what their size.

Qualifications for this job include experience working in an independent insurance agency with different size groups, as well as an understanding of various carriers’ underwriting guidelines and coverages. You will support client members, marketing teams and administrative staff, as well as provide excellent customer service. This is a direct hire position.

The duties of the job include maintaining client records, entering policy and employee data in a client management system, assisting clients with benefits plan support, handling renewals, and strategic planning for overall coverage at the best possible rates. The benefits account manager will also be responsible for engaging in annual client strategic benefit planning and request for proposal preparation, and working with the marketing department in the preparation of presentations, client communications and enrollment materials.

The account manager will also negotiate with carrier representatives and underwriting departments, support clients and vendors relating to group benefits and associated services, assist in general office administrative duties, and prepare customized reports to deliver to consultants. The person hired for the job will also be required to remain current on benefits-related issues, regulations, compliance, and online tools.

To be effective in this job, you should be familiar with all aspects of benefits insurance services, from the application process to the policy analysis. You should also have a strong knowledge of health insurance markets, forms and coverage, as well as COBRA and HIPAA. Strong organizational skills, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must for the job. The person hired should also have the ability to prioritize, handle multitask projects and foster rapport with customers, co-workers and companies. Excellent computer skills are also a requirement.

To qualify for the job, you must have a life and health insurance license, and at least two years of experience dealing with benefits and open enrollments.

Insurance Relief™ is among the best insurance staffing agencies in the business, having earned a Best of Staffing award from the satisfaction survey firm Inavero for high approval ratings from our candidates and client companies. If you are an insurance professional looking for a new opportunity, there is no place better that Insurance Relief to help you find a position that is right for you. Give Insurance Relief™ a call today.