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Senior Benefits Specialist (14 month - contract)

Location: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Department: Benefits

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Job Summary: 

This position will be responsible for providing service and analytics excellence to our small to mid-size national group benefit clients including:

  • Assessment, negotiation, report writing and presentation preparation related to group renewals;
  • Review, prepare & peer review analysis of regular reporting, benefit summaries, process amendments and employee presentations/communications;
  • Peer review contract, booklet and collective agreement differences and identify risk exposure;
  • Assessment, negotiation and report/presentation preparation for marketing and peer review of quote comparisons;
  • Coordinate carrier finalist presentations;
  • Accountable for the smooth transition of benefits to new carriers ensuring any client risk and exposure is mitigated (i.e. plan mapping, member coverage, communication);
  • Analysis of carrier change financial/rate implications to client's budget;
  • Analysis of carrier financial reports & peer review of estimated financials;
  • Price and analyze costings including assessment and analysis of alternative funding arrangements;
  • Perform commission reconciliations and analysis;
  • Resolve  and address escalated client issues and inquires;
  • Assist on specific projects, initiatives and research;
  • Provides and coordinates support for Consultant as requested and in accordance with procedures and service agreements;
  • Schedule appointments, monitor email, voicemail, prepare letters, spreadsheets, maintain filing and perform other administrative duties as required.
  • Travel to and conduct employee education sessions when required.


  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in the Group Benefits industry which includes Client Service and Analytical;
  • University Degree/College Diploma;
  • GBA, CEBS designation preferred or working towards;
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, and CRM.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Strong prioritization skills and flexibility to work in a fast paced environment;
  • Strong attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy;
  •  Analytical and numerical skills;
  •  Able to work independently and self-motivated;
  •  Maintenance of valid driver’s licence. 
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