Christensen Group Insurance Open Role


Benefit Consultant/Senior Benefit Consultant

Posted on
Feb 22, 2024

As a Senior Benefit Consultant you are responsible to oversee strategy, financial analysis, benefit design, plan renewals, benchmarking, and overall service delivery for Employee Benefits clients. You will also effectively communicate Christensen Group’s value proposition and latest industry trends to active clients and join the sales teams in prospective client sales pitches.

Full Time
Eden Prairie
Employee Benefits

Job details

  • Develop sophisticated benefit design and renewal strategies and drive the development of solutions to address complex client issues
  • Present strategies and financials to clients for pre-renewal and renewal meetings
  • Work closely with account management/or client service teams on pre-renewal  strategy, RFP distribution, open enrollment strategy and post renewal analysis
  • Handle the rate negotiations with carrier partners
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and innovation based on knowledge of the market,  carriers and products, including understanding of important technical/financial issues
  • Maintain a full understanding of the insurance markets, funding alternatives, networks and benefit plan options
  • Communicate and educate clients on their claim data reporting
  • Clearly establish and communicate timelines with the client service team(s) and keeps them apprised of changes and renewal updates
  • Oversee the on-boarding of new clients by working collaboratively with client service team(s) to establish the implementation plan, team and timeline
  • Ensure client service team(s) exceeds client expectations, in partnership with Employee Benefits Service Leader
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with clients and carriers
  • Remain fully knowledgeable on compliance issues governed by legislation and regulations impacting employer sponsored health and welfare plans such as ACA, HIPAA, ERISA, Tax Code SEC 125, PPACA and state sponsored health insurance exchanges

Job requirements

  • 4-year degree preferred
  • 5 years’ experience in an insurance agency, preferred
  • Valid Minnesota Life and Health License
  • Knowledge of group medical, dental, disability, life, voluntary products, COBRA, ERISA, Flex and Health Savings Account plans
  • Understand fully insured and self-insured products
  • Ability to influence and effectively interact with members of the C-suite
  • Must have a practical knowledge of quoting process and tools
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • 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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (strong math and Excel background)
  • Working knowledge of a client management system

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.