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Financial Analyst - Health & Welfare Plans

University of California Office of the President

in Oakland CA

University of California Office of the President
Requisition Number: 20170550
Appointment Type: Staff - Career
Personnel Program: MSP
Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Percentage of Time: 100
Organizational Area: Human Resources - Benefits Programs & Strategy
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: Salary Commensurate with experience

Position Summary:

Responsible for financial and/or actuarial analysis associated with health & welfare employee benefit programs. Uses advanced analytical skills to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors impacting health & welfare benefits, including risk adjustment, contribution modeling, alternative funding arrangements, etc.. Applies and exercises independent judgment and decision-making in presenting options to consider, as well as in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to be considered by senior management and other stakeholders. Contacts are both internal and external to the department at all levels. Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of department.

Special Conditions of Employment:

Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this critical position.


Duty 1: Gathers benefits budgetary data, reconciliation and planning information during plan year; Analyzes and summarizes recommendations for benefit strategy development/performance, operating forecasts, accruals, etc.

Independently, or in conjunction with consultants and actuaries, performs complex financial or resource research and studies for internal department and external constituents.

Directs, initiates, designs and provides analytical studies, summary reports and background materials for benefit plans that have a significant impact on the plan participants and University budget.

Provide guidance on benefits portfolio financial allocation to Benefits Program Accounting.

Function:Development of Benefits Programs
Percent: 80

Duty 2: Ensures vendor contracts accurately reflect correct premium rates, risk-sharing arrangements, potential financial risk.

Ensures contract development includes review of potential risk, consequences of policies and legislation, and adherence to all applicable laws, rules, regulations, guidelines and policies.

Function:Vendor Contract Management
Percent: 15

Duty 3: Applies advanced professional concepts to perform complex technical analysis and develop modifications to plan design.

Function:Technical Analysis
Percent: 5

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Has advanced knowledge of health & welfare benefit program policy, design and systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and report on benefits portfolio financials and data that is complex in nature.
  • Exceptional ability to present complex finance related information in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally.
  • Must be skilled in use of Microsoft Office and common desktop/web applications.
  • Negotiation, persuasion and political acumen skills.
  • Advanced problem avoidance, recognition and resolution skills.
  • Strong knowledge of benefits accounting principles, premium risk adjustment concepts and EGWP.
  • Required
  • Knowledge of the University environment including its infrastructure, goals, objectives, achievements, rules, regulations and policies.
  • Strong knowledge of health care delivery and related economics as well as basic working knowledge of clinical issues and practices.
  • Strong working knowledge of IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Analytics) data warehouse application, including data-mining and report development.
  • Knowledge of benefits underwriting and actuarial methodologies.

About us

The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and three Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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