Account Manager - Employee Benefits - Portland, OR

Brown & Brown, Inc  |  Portland, Oregon (US)  |  Administration / Clerical, Customer Service, Sales

Job Summary:

Brown & Brown Northwest is seeking an Employee Benefits Account Manager for their Portland office.  Account Managers assist Account Executive/Consultants in providing the day to day servicing of the client. Developing relationships with our clients and understanding their business helps Account Managers ensure that clients’ business plan objectives are supported by their employee benefit plans. Work has a significant impact on company revenues and client perception of BBNW. Account Managers are responsible for servicing existing accounts as well as additional revenue generation through cross-selling and account rounding activities.

Essential Duties:

  • Prepare financial analysis of client’s plan costs.
  • Manage renewal and marketing activity.
  • Advise clients on employee communication strategies and conduct/oversee employee meetings.
  • Maintain current knowledge of legislation and technical updates in order to advise clients of regulatory changes and compliance issues.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and carriers through phone calls, personal meetings, seminars etc.
  • Keep current on marketplace changes and inform client as necessary.
  • Organize employee meetings; attend and conduct employee enrollment meetings, benefits and wellness fairs.

A successful candidate will thrive in this fast-paced position and must be energetic and highly-motivated.  This position requires strong organizational and inter-personal skills, along with the ability to work independently. High performers for these positions tend to be outgoing, intuitive, and possess generally good business instincts and critical thinking skills.

Job Requirements:

  • BA/BS Degree with three years of experience in the field of employee benefit administration or high school graduate with at least five (5) years of experience in the field of employee benefits administration. Other combinations of work and/or education will be considered
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of group health and welfare benefit plans including legislation, rules, laws and other regulations.
  • Experience working with complex benefit issues and serving as key contact for clients to resolve these issues.
  • High level of knowledge about the carriers and products we represent
  • Positive and collaborative contributor who supports team atmosphere
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly organized, ambitious and motivated self-starter who is able to work independently and effectively under pressure and time constraints
  • Positive and collaborative contributor who supports team atmosphere
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical issues and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously and meet deadlines, and comfort with flexibility to meet changing priorities.
  • Ability to occasionally travel (up to 20%) by land and/or air.
  • Current Life and Health Insurance Agents License for State of Oregon.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We take pride in the diversity of our team and seek diversity in our applicants.