Employee Benefits Account Manager

Schaumburg, IL 60173

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Employee Benefits Job Number: 7447

Job Description

Employee Benefits Account Manager needed for a growing agency in Schaumburg. This is a limited-hybrid role, typically 3-4 days in office/month! In office may increase at times due to client meetings and enrollment season.
You must live within commuting distance to Schaumburg and work a 9AM – 5:30PM (CST) schedule. In this client-facing role, you will focus on understanding the insured’s unique needs and leveraging services for them. This role will work directly with the client key stakeholders for servicing and renewals. You will use your personal skills to cultivate long-lasting relationships. Client profiles for this position span a diverse set of industries and will range in size from 50-300 employee lives covered on benefits, including some level and self-funded accounts. This individual is responsible for customer satisfaction, problem resolution and account retention.

  • HOURS:  Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:30PM (CST)
  • DURATION:  Direct Hire
  • WORKSITE: Limited Hybrid – Must be willing to come in office 3-4x a month for meetings, and live within reasonable commuting distance to Schaumburg, IL.
  • PAY:  $72,000 - $92,000 per year, depending on experience.
  • BENEFITS:  This client offers a full comprehensive benefits package to include
•    Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/AD&D/LTD eligibility – employee with average work 30 or more hours per week. On the 1st of the month after 1 full month of employment, you will be eligible for our insurance program.
•    4 medical options. (1) PPO/HSA with Anthem Blue Cross and HSA with sterling HSA. $2,100 single/$4,200 family deductible. Employer annual contribution to HSA is $1,000 single/$2,000 family (pro-rated); (2) Medical PPO with $500 deductible $30/$60 office visit; (3) Medical PPO with $250 deductible $15/$30 office visit (4) Medical PPO /HSA with $6,700 deductible.
•    Dental; Principal POS plan $2,000 max
•    Vision: Principal VSP plan.
•    Life/AD&D, Flat $20,000, Additional Life/AD&D options
•    LTD: 60% up to $6000 monthly benefit / STD 60% ($1500), 25 weeks
•    AFLAC: Cancer, Accident, Critical illness, Hospital, etc. (July open enrollment)
•    401k contribution eligibility after 60 days of employment, with employer matching after 12 months of employment. Matching is 100% to 3% and 50% to 5%.
•    Employee contribution is 18% if employee only, 35% of dependent premium for Medical, Dental and Vision as of current policy period starting 12/1/2023

To succeed in this role, you will possess the following skills, current knowledge, and experience:
  • Minimum of 3+ years of current employee benefits experience working in a retail agency as an Account Manager or Sr. Assistant. Due to the requirements of this role, we cannot consider any candidates with a PEO or TPA only background.
  • Expert understanding of compliance (ACA, ERISA, HIPAA), benchmarking, renewal & marketing (RFP), reporting & analytics, and able to perform these functions and explain to client with guidance from the team lead as needed
  • Experience presenting renewals in person or over Zoom/Teams to business owners and key stakeholders
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite
  • Benelinx, Ease, Zywave, and/or Mineral Software experience is a plus!
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and make accurate decisions and demonstrate good judgement.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational and time/project management skills.
  • Must have active Illinois Life/Accident and Health Insurance Agent Licenses
  • Must understand basic underwriting principles, the mechanics of level and self-funded plans and PBMs.
  • This position may require routine or periodic travel which may require the teammate to drive their own vehicle or a rental vehicle. If required, acceptable results of a Motor Vehicle Record
  • Must be available for offsite meetings with clients including travel to out-of-state locations as needed.
  • Visa sponsorship is not available. W2 only.

Meet Your Recruiter

Dallas Pietak
Account Manager

Dallas joined SDI Staffing in 2021. She brings with her nearly 10 years' Account Management experience in Personal and Commercial Lines. As an Account Manager at SDI Staffing, Dallas is able to use her Insurance experience in helping both employees and employers build long-lasting relationships. She is also an active member of the Association of Insurance Professionals (San Diego Chapter) and has obtained her Certified Staffing Professional designation (CSP).

  • Certified Staffing Professional (CSP)
  • Employment Committee Chair San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals (SDAIP)

When she’s not acting as a career match-maker, Dallas enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her Shih-Tzu.

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