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Sr. Product Specialist, Wellness and Disease Management Programs
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association [NRECA]
in Arlington VA
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing
the strength of America’s electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:
Top Workplace by the Washington Post
100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld
50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian
CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance
50 Greatest places to Work - AARP
Best Place to Work Award Recipient -
Gold Well Workplace - Wellness Councils of America
State of NE Governor's Wellness Award - Grower Level
At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields, they are down-to-earth, hardworking
professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting and constantly evolving and requiring new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around
the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person’s overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance.
Specialist, Wellness and Disease Management Programs
The Sr. Product Specialist, Wellness and Disease Management Programs, is responsible for health promotion, wellness and chronic disease management services for the NRECA
Medical Plan offered to employees of electric cooperatives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Wellness Program - Provide the innovative management of the wellness program ensuring maximum value for cooperatives and
participants accessing the program. The goal is to control medical costs and improve employee productivity, absenteeism and longevity. Management of the wellness program entails seamlessly coordinating the efforts of several vendors including WebMD, FitBit
and various discount programs. This role will collaborate with NRECA’s wellness consultant to deliver relevant education to cooperatives in the program.
Disease Management/Lifestyle Coaching – Manage the lifestyle coaching
program that focuses on modifiable risks (e.g., tobacco use, weight management and stress management, etc.). Ensure NRECA’s vendor partner for chronic disease management is
Provide consultation and guidance to co-ops on medical
benefits which may include detailed reporting, assistance with wellness plan design
Meet with wellness and disease management vendor account managers to review outstanding issues and resolve administrative, financial, plan design or operations
issues related to the NRECA medical plan benefit, the co-ops or the membership
Regularly report performance, with respect to service levels, cost-effectiveness, quality outcomes and participant/co-op satisfaction
Define and hold the
vendor accountable for meaningful Performance Guarantees to demonstrate ROI for the Group Benefits Trust
Work with Member Engagement, Employee Benefits Communications and Digital Strategy team to communicate program changes and requirements to
member, internal customers and management
Assist in the resolution of wellness and disease management related issues and questions for internal NRECA staff and external cooperative members
Coordinate audits in collaboration with
NRECA’s Internal Audit department.
Ensure that the management of all programs remains HIPAA compliant
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business or related field.
Applicable Industry designation preferable (e.g., CEBS, CPC, PHR, R.N.).
3 years work experience in product/program development and management related to employee benefits, health care, wellness and disease management.
understanding of various employee benefit-related issues, especially current trends and product innovations as demonstrated by prior work experience.
Strong analytical skills-health care, data and/or financial analysis
Strong verbal and
written communication skills, preferred experience writing easy-to-understand benefit plan information (e.g, low-literacy, plain language)
Strong presentation and training skills
Strong research skills and abilities
service, client management, vendor management and project management experience