Group Benefits Specialist (4843)

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Group Benefits Specialist
Organization:  Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada
Province:  Ontario
Location:  Ottawa

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada is seeking a dynamic Group Benefits Specialist to join our Employee Benefits team in Ottawa.

Why Work for JLT Canada?

At JLT Canada, collaboration is at the core of our organization. We are a multinational company with the mindset of a specialist, entrepreneurial business.

We provide a supportive working environment that helps employees to build knowledge, capability and skill, leading to opportunities for long-term, fulfilling careers. Our focus on collaboration empowers our employees to connect and share their strengths nationally and globally, pooling all of our experiences and developing each other’s expertise.

Our teams focus firmly on the success of our clients and value long-term relationships. They have the creative freedom and tenacity to go beyond the routine to deliver better results. We encourage employees to share their perspective, challenge convention and ignite innovation. We promote fair and consistent treatment and ensure that employees are promoted and developed on the basis of their ambition and potential.

To ensure that JLT Canada employees develop into successful leaders of the future, we regularly invest in specific national and global development programs. We also offer learning opportunities, in both technical and behavioural capabilities, to create an environment that breeds the expertise required to maintain our high performance organization.

Together, we deliver results!

The Role:

As the Group Benefits Specialist, you are pivotal in providing outstanding Employee Benefit & Pension service to clients Companies, their HR professionals and Benefits Administrators.

You operate as a Subject Matter Expert for clients with regards to a full range of employee benefit insurance products, including Retirement Plans, Group Benefits, individual Life and Health insurance and ‘BenPal’ Administration.

Our successful candidate is looking to take their career to the next level and participate in development opportunities for a future leadership role on the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the sales & leadership team as a SME resource to tackle clients’ technical questions about their Employee Benefits & Pension Plans.
  • Conduct analyses and provide recommendations on program design, legislations and other support for our benefit insurance products.
  • Spearhead the Retirement Plan Management, including all governance processes.
  • Coordinate the annual group benefits insurance rate renewal process using our proprietary platform ‘BenPal’.
  • Assist with plan member communication and presentations, including new hire benefits orientation sessions when required.
  • Obtain quotes and implementation of Key Person, Individual and Group Conversion programs for our Individual Life and Health programs.
  • Coordinate and assist with application process, enrollment and/or flex re-enrollment of plan members.
  • Working closely with the team, assist and support the Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
  • Assist in identifying and implementing workflow improvements to ensure the most effective and efficient administrative processes are utilized.
  • Oversee annual renewals for our suite of Specialty Insurance Products including Worker Compensation, Business Travel and Accident Insurance, including quotes, policy implementation and policy invoices.

Skills Required:

  • 5 – 7 years experience working in Employee Benefits, Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Pension administration.
  • Solid working knowledge of group insurance and group retirement programs.
  • Post secondary education in Business Administration or a related field.
  • Life insurance license and Accident & Sickness licenses preferred (if not currently holding valid insurance licenses, willing to take courses and obtain appropriate licenses).
  • CEBS designation or coursework an asset.
  • Computer literate and strong on Microsoft Office suite especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple files simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, planning & organizing skills.
  • Analytical and highly detail oriented.

Additional details:

As you would expect from a company like Jardine Lloyd Thompson, we offer highly attractive reward packages. We are aware of how integral our employees are to our progress, so we ensure that everyone shares in that success. Typical benefits include:

  • Competitive Group Benefits Plan
  • Pension Plan with company matching
  • Generous vacation and holiday entitlements
  • Education support and financing
  • Fitness membership discounts & more!

About us:

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc. (JLT) is a member of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc, a leading international insurance and reinsurance broker. The Canadian operation is a specialist provider of risk management and insurance services. Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc is one of the top ten largest brokers in the world operating out of 100 offices in over 30 countries and employing over 11,000 professionals worldwide. JLT has offices in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Guildford, and Victoria.

If you are interested, please forward your resume to

JLT Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

While we thank all applicants, only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.

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