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Client Compliance Consultant The candidate provides producers, account managers and clients with timely and accurate analyses of current legislative initiatives and regulations. Provides clients with well-researched recommendations leading clients to take appropriate actions to conform to changes in the legislative or regulatory environment. Develops annual compliance goals for the external compliance departments. Provides direction and oversight for external compliance team relating to new projects as well as day-today activities. Interprets source materials and provides guidance and advice to corporate staff as well as branch office staff. Assists producers and account managers in developing appropriate action steps to assure legal and regulatory compliance. Conducts internal employee training on selected legislative and regulatory topics. Provides prototype information summaries, compliance checklists, model letters and other consulting tools needed to support consultants and account managers. Support compliance help desk as necessary to answer questions regarding compliance issues. Provides assistance in drafting, editing and producing any newsletters and technical bulletins. Oversees organization, updates and maintenance of all survey materials and makes them accessible to all employees. Evaluates potential new survey material and makes recommendations for changes to existing survey subscriptions Supports consultants to help clients understand changes to benefit laws, the implications to their benefit plans, and how to take the necessary steps to be in compliance. Conducts compliance review for new clients; creates a compliance plan of action that outlines gaps and identifies suggestions for becoming more compliant. Provides samples of documents when available, and works with internal teams to perform necessary follow up. Works with internal teams to address and resolve complex compliance issues for clients, including resolution of Form 5500 filing errors, compliance with ACA reporting requirements, and mergers and acquisitions support. Facilitates client requests and document management in the event of an audit of client's health and welfare plans. Works collaboratively with internal teams to develop tools and resources to facilitate compliance with health and welfare plan legal obligations. Subject matter expert for compliance projects, for both external and internal purposes. Identifies potential different service offerings to clients and works to develop potential solutions for the new services. Develops and maintains networking relationships with subject matter experts in employee benefits law. Responsible for understanding regulatory processes, tracking legislation relevant to employee benefit plans, and attending educational conferences and events. Creates and delivers presentations through GBS and partnering organizations to educate the market on the legal aspects of benefits plans. Assists consultants in developing compliance presentations. Works with internal team to create compliance resources, including Compliance Alerts, white papers, FAQs, and other resources for internal and external education. Maintains all compliance educational pieces to ensure accuracy. Educates and provides support to internal team members and clients to identify and understand benefits compliance issues. Assists Compliance Director in developing practical solutions for clients to comply with federal and state regulations impacting health and welfare plans. Supports Sales and Consulting team in prospect sales calls as needed. Stays abreast of federal and state laws applying to health and welfare plans, such as ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, ACA, the Internal Revenue Code, and state benefit mandates. Some travel required.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Bachelor's Degree. Must have 10+ years related professional experience. Desired: Juris Doctor Degree. Currently licensed to practice law. 3 or more years experience in employee benefits law or healthcare. Health and Welfare consultants must have a knowledge of ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, cafeteria plans, nondiscrimination rules, HIPAA and other federal, legal and regulatory issues. Should have ability to interpret and translate complex employee benefits laws and legal documents for non-attorneys. Must have excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
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