Aetna Senior Benefits Consultant - 41123BR in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 41123BR


We are currently seeking a Senior Benefits Consultant for our Hartford, CT location. The successful candidate will execute and manage the timely and accurate delivery of employee and retiree health and welfare benefits, disability plans, wellness and incentive programs, financial benefits and related services for active employees, retirees and other customer groups.

Fundamental Components:

The Senior Benefits Consultant is responsible for the day-to-day administration of employee and retiree health and welfare plans (including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, COBRA, and other employee-paid benefits), retirement/financial plans including pension and 401(k), and other benefit plans as required. Through a shared services delivery model, the consultant is responsible for optimizing business results by:

Handles escalated benefit inquiries and interacts with employees at all business levels to respond to their needs

Understands and stays current on the demographics, habits and practices, needs and preferences of assigned consumer segments and uses this information in the design and delivery of benefits

Manages and provides effective vendor management and relationships with multiple internal and external service providers

Leads or participates in the development and implementation of marketing, communications, and training strategies and plans for assigned benefits and customer groups

Partners with Mergers and Acquisitions in the due-diligence, planning, integration, communication and onboarding of company acquisitions

Ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations and rules

Identifies and uses metrics needed to assess return on investment in benefits regarding workforce productivity, and/or in consulting with business areas if/how benefits can impact workforce productivity

Applies continuous improvement methodologies and tools that will help transform our business to deliver customer value, a better experience for our people, and competitive excellence

Manage special projects, as assigned, in support of department priorities and/or professional development

May manage staff and/or project teams.


7+ years experience in administration of employees benefits plans/services including related financials

Demonstrated expertise in consulting, influencing, and working collaboratively across the org.

Highly experienced using key performance indicators that drive benefits design decisions

Project management experience for large company-wide programs

Experienced w/vendor management


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Human Resources/Certified Employee Benefits Specialist is desired

Human Resources/Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) is desired


Functional - Human Resources/Benefits Delivery - Health/7-10 Years

Functional - Human Resources/Benefits Delivery - wealth/7-10 Years

Functional - Human Resources/Benefits Delivery - welfare/7-10 Years

Functional - General Management/Vendor management (non-IT)/7-10 Years

Functional - General Management/Process & quality improvement/7-10 Years


Technical - Desktop Tools/TE Microsoft Excel/7-10 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/7-10 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft SharePoint/7-10 Years/End User


General Business/Ensuring Project Discipline/ADVANCED

Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/MASTERY

Service/Improving constituent-focused Processes/MASTERY


General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/ADVANCED

Leadership/Driving a Culture of Compliance/FOUNDATION


Are you looking for a great opportunity to work in a challenging and fast paced work environment? HR Benefits Administration is an area that is very consumer focused which allows you to problem solve and be part of the solution. Were looking for leaders who can deliver exceptional experiences for our employees and provide strategic support to enable Aetna to achieve its mission of creating a Healthier World.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.


Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

Job Function: Human Resources