Associate Group Settlement Analyst

Job ID: J117542
Company: Highmark Inc
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW: 

This position is responsible for timely, efficient and accurate processing of assigned group financial settlements and/or Department of Labor (DOL) required ERISA 5500 reporting data; managing various stages of assigned work, ensuring that workload proceeds through the respective phases of the process in a timely manner; performing global analysis, including trending and settlement comparisons that may span over several annual settlement periods; and interpreting and explaining the results of the analysis.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Communicate effectively.  This position displays effective communication skills while performing the following functions:

  • Demonstrate effective written and/or verbal communication skills during the course of performing routine tasks
  • Articulate settlement of 5500 results that require involvement or input from the  Supervisor, Group Settlements and/or Senior Settlement Analyst
  • Communicate with sales personnel or the external customer regarding more complex or unique scenarios

2. Manage workload within the required timeframes

  • Meet individual goals on a monthly basis and participate in meeting departmental goals
  • Respond within the allocated time frames for each settlement or ERISA cycle and be able to respond to adhoc requests timely
  • Perform tasks independently and exercise good judgment in escalating issues to appropriate levels of management

3. Prepare and analyze financial data and/or results.

  • Follow all policies and procedures to ensure compliance on all completed work Utilize electronic and/or manual tools available to aide in job functions
  • Recommend changes to create efficiencies in job functions
  • Use analysis to identify complex variances and be able to explain those variances

4. Respond to requests from internal and external customers.

  • Meet the internal or external customers expectation by producing timely results and providing appropriate customer service follow-up
  • Escalate time sensitive or high profile issues to Supervisor, Group Settlements

5. Perform quality reviews

  • Compare actual results against expected results from source documents
  • Validate that explanation are commensurate with the outcome of the settlement results
  • Ensure that all review comments have been resolved prior to final submission.

6. Other duties as assigned or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Licenses/Certifications, and Experience

Minimum

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 0-1 years of relevant subject matter experience in the area of specialization
  • Experience in the fields of finance, accounting or economics

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in financial analysis
  • Prior experience manipulating data in Excel and running queries
  • Prior experience with ERISA schedules
  • General knowledge encompassing the overall settlement process
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong relationship building skills.
  • Client focused with strong business acumen.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work under pressure independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to think strategically and act proactively to create strong trust and confidence with business units.
  •  Strong innovative problem-solving capabilities.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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