Allstate Benefits Operations Manager

Date Opened: Nov 12, 2021

Location: Remote, Remote, US

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary

 

The Enrollment team supports the implementation of our products involving third party technology solutions.  They support the presentation of products for Customers and process that data into policies and payroll deduction files. The team supports the closing of the sale as well as implementation of our products on enrollment platforms, the processing of electronic data and the service of perpetual data files throughout the year. 

 

The Operations team works in partnership with the Sales Leaders to market and deliver enrollment technology solutions to Employers and Brokers to influence the decision making process to award Allstate Benefits the business.  Primary focus is providing electronic enrollment solutions for large and mega cases (500+ employees).  They initiate activity based on a sales request and coordinate a diverse set of tasks with external business partners who include Employer, Broker, Enrollment Entity and Technology Vendor.                                                                                                                                                                                                    

This role supports delivery of electronic premium sales while ensuring operational effectiveness throughout the enrollment acquisition lifecycle into ongoing inforce administration. Manages client expectations by providing electronic sales solutions through the implementation of enrollment technology that enables Allstate Benefits voluntary products to be enrolled on external proprietary enrollment systems. 

 

Initiate activity based on a sales request and coordinate a diverse set of tasks with external business partners who include Employer, Broker, Enrollment Entity and Technology Vendor.  Also requires strong partnership with internal departments including New Business, Compliance, and Information Technology to facilitate the entire technical implementation process from product specifications, testing, data analysis, data processing and reporting. 

 

Works in partnership with the Sales Leaders to market and deliver enrollment technology solutions to Employers and Brokers to influence the decision making process to award Allstate Benefits the business.  Primary focus is providing electronic enrollment solutions for large and mega cases (500+ employees).                                                                                                                                                                                                             
 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • This individual will oversee a team and also assist leadership with establishment of process, procedures, service policy and direction within assigned territory.
  • Manages client expectations by leading a team responsible for developing electronic sales solutions through the implementation of Selerix enrollment technology that enables Allstate Benefits voluntary products to be enrolled on the BenSel proprietary enrollment system. 
  • Assist leadership with deployment of resources and business volumes based on case level complexity and competency of staff members.
  • Support training and mentoring program for department, peers and cross functional teams.
  • Identify and suggest process and technology opportunities which will improve the business model, service offering to customers and drive internal efficiencies. 
  • Communicate product specifications to platform vendor supporting the Employer and assume responsibility for issue resolution throughout the life cycle of the client
  • Oversee technical implementations of voluntary benefits programs with Employers and Vendors
  • Coordinate and perform system and data feed testing with Vendor, Employer Payroll and HR and complete data audits and pre-processing
  • Support key enrollment technology distribution partner relationships
  • Participate in strategy sessions designed to identify, develop and deploy employer level enrollment strategies that drive sales growth, persistency and operational effectiveness.
  • Assess gaps in current enrollment strategy and implement systematic solutions to drive growth and achieve operational effectiveness.
  • Collaborates closely with internal business areas, field sales distribution, implementation, finance, compliance, underwriting, new business, customer service and IT, to effectively recognize and solve case level enrollment strategy issues. 
  • Collaborates with these cross functional partners to drive sales revenue strategies, client retention and consumer persistency. 
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to field sales distribution, brokers and technology partners regarding enrollment strategies to support Allstate Benefits products
  • Support enrollment strategy planning initiatives with Field Sales Leaders and participate in finalist presentation meetings.
     

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience

 

  • Leadership experience of at least 2 years, in managing and growing teams
  • 4 to 5 years experience in case set up for enrollment of employee benefits
  • Advanced skills in data testing, auditing, analysis and reporting
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft SQL and Excel in order to manage data in the enrollment process
  • Project management skills – 4 to 5 years experience managing multiple projects 
  • Bachelors preferred in the Computer Science or business related fields
  • Creative problem solving and critical thinking skills with ability to think outside of the box to generate appropriate technical solutions to clients and distribution partners. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and hold peers accountable for delivering results.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required to communicate, negotiate and influence customers and internal business partners.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the voluntary benefit enrollment process

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

 

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

 

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/

 

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