Christensen Group Insurance Open Role


Client Services Advocate- Small Group

Posted on
Apr 30, 2024

As a Client Services Advocate you are responsible for managing the coordination of services to employee benefit clients. This role will require a positive team attitude and support for employee benefit consultants in all service areas. The focus for this role is to market new and renewal business and contribute to agency revenue goals.

Full Time
Eden Prairie
Employee Benefits

Job details


We believe in creating a safe and open learning environment for all employees. This means employees are encouraged to be curious, seek insurance designations to deepen insurance knowledge and be challenged with new growth opportunities.

A role at Christensen Group Employee Benefits team gives you the chance to be a part of client’s key strategies to engage their team. Employee benefit plans are an important part of our client’s recruiting and retention of employees. Building benefit plans to stay competitive attractive will continue to evolve with the labor market, and this role will be dynamics to match our clients’ needs.

Our Employee Benefits team handles clients from a group size of2 up to 2000+ members. Being a strategic partner to our clients’ leadership team on their benefit plan requires knowledge of fully insured and self-insured medical plans, understanding of ACA compliance, dental, vision and other ancillary benefits to build an attractive benefit offering to employees.

Individuals who are new to insurance start in our Small Group Client Services Advocate role by learning what types of benefit offerings and strategies for employers with large group and ancillary benefits. Individuals within the Small Group Client Services Advocate role can grow into a Large Group role focused on more complex benefit packages or can find way to expand their expertise through being a best practice expert within the Benefits team.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

- Demonstrate general knowledge of agency carriers, carrier/brokerage marketing and underwriting to coordinate with insurance companies to address client issues and solve client problems

- Demonstrate professionalism daily – appearance, approach, leadership etc.

- Support agency directives in effectively managing agency/carrier relationships

- Assist with renewal and open enrollment meetings 'Manage customer needs through servicing daily needs

- Manage customer needs through servicing daily needs

- Assist with billing, claim and eligibility issues

- Support clients to implement changes in their benefit plans and onboard of new members

- Provide other support whether apparent, required or needed

Job requirements

- 4-year degree (preferred)or equivalent experience

- Knowledge of group medical, dental, disability, life, voluntary products, COBRA, ERISA, FSA, HSA, and HRA plans

- Understand fully insured and self-insured products

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (strong math and Excel background)

- Possess thorough, organized, and detailed oriented approach to work, including effective problem-solving skills with minimal supervision

- Ability to apply effective time management and self-management skills

- Excellent communication skills – verbal and written

- Willingness to work effectively in a team environment

- Willingness and initiative to seek out and meet department needs

- Ability to maintain confidential information

- Ability to learn and understand a variety of issues, including client and staff needs related to human resources and benefits business

- Obtain resident Life and Health License within 45 days of hire

Who is Christensen Group?

Founded in 1952 and 100% employee-owned, Christensen Group is the largest locally owned, independent insurance and employee benefits agency in Minnesota. At Christensen Group, we treat our employees like people. We care about our clients; we care about the carrier partners and we care about one another; professionally and personally. We’re committed to understanding the businesses we serve and finding solutions that enable those businesses to grow. As an employee, that means you are constantly learning and developing through on-the-job experiences to best serve your clients.

Learn more about us

Employee owned

An important part of our compensation package is the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). This is one of the best retirement plans around — and is provided to all employees. Be sure to ask us all about ESOPs and we would be happy to explain the ins and outs.

On-site amenities

Most people spend the majority of their adult lives at their workplace — and we know that burning some energy is important during the day. Our new office gives you access to a fitness center, a personal trainer, a golf simulator, a raquetball court, walking treadmill desks and an event center.

Comprehensive benefits

We offer a competitive total rewards package. The benefit programs offered reflect our commitment to keeping our staff healthy and secure. We understand that your situation is unique, so our benefits package can be molded and shaped by you to fit your needs.