Here, you'll help attract, lead, support and reward our most valuable asset: our high caliber people. Here, you're expected and empowered to be your best, to grow and to develop your skills. Be prepared to move quickly, to engage proactively, and to think strategically. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) In alignment with total rewards and benefits well-being strategy, the Sr. Director of Benefits Design plays a lead role in the design and strategy of health and welfare benefit plans and programs. You will work with internal and external thought leaders to spearhead the design and communication of market-leading health and well-being benefit programs that improve quality, cost and health outcomes for our employees and their family members. This role will be responsible for leading the annual Health & Wellness benefits review and design recommendation work along with on-going monitoring and evaluation of industry trends and plan performance. Reporting to the Vice President of Health & Wellness, this role will be responsible for leading the development, evaluation, and advancement of UnitedHealth Group benefit programs including Medical, RX, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, and Voluntary Benefits.Job Responsibilities: Lead plan design for U.S. health and welfare programs using analytics to target and address cost containment and population health improvement opportunities.Develop well-thought out recommendation proposals that effectively articulate the business need for benefit design changes that result in advancement of the health and well-being strategy.Oversee M&A plan design decisions and act as a consultant to the business related to benefits strategy and cost implications during due diligence and/or integration.Work closely with internal business partners across UnitedHealthcare and Optum to ensure plans meet business needs while remaining innovative, competitive and aligned with services and capabilities we are bringing to our members.Collaborate closely with the compliance, administration and well-being benefits leaders and teams. Lead and manage large, complex, cross-functional projects to achieve key business objectives.Translate highly complex concepts in ways that can be understood by a variety of audiences.
Qualifications:10 or more years of health and total well-being experienceDeep knowledge of healthcare, total well-being and emerging trends in these domainsExtensive experience with consumer directed medical plans, HSAs, tiered benefits and ACOsFamiliarity with the healthcare and care delivery industriesDemonstrated experience of providing senior level recommendations with supporting business justification and cost analysis through the approval and implementation process meeting the objective of advancing a well-defined strategy forwardExperience with managing Request For Proposals (RFPs) and contracting Strong business analysis and innovative problem-solving skillsTrack record of maintaining effective working relationships and influencing others at all levels of the organizationDemonstrated experience as a people manager able to develop, grow, motivate, and mentor staff to perform at their bestKnowledge and experience in all areas of benefits compliance including PPACA, ADA, IRC Section 125, HIPAA, ERISA and COBRAExperience managing partner/vendor relationships to ensure high-quality service and cost effectivenessExcellent project management, interpersonal, verbal & written communication, problem solving and analytical skillsAbility to resolve issues and influence in a team-based environment as well as the ability to work independentlyDemonstrated experience balancing multiple priorities, performing detailed and accurate work, and meeting established deadlinesKnowledge of benefits accounting and financial business proficiencyTravel up to 25% as is neededEnjoys working in a high volume, fast-paced, dynamic environmentBachelor's degreePreferred Qualifications:Master's degreeExperience with configurable or flexible benefit Familiarity with the healthcare and care delivery industriesProficiency in data analysis using Excel, PeopleSoft and other systems skills UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow. Already Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams. Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Keywords: Benefits; Analytics; Design; Wellbeing; Human Resources; Leader; Minneapolis; Minnetonka; MN; Minnesota
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.