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Director- Employee Benefits Compliance

Company: Willis Towers Watson
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Role
In this Director role you will be responsible for developing new business, leading and delivering strategic client engagements and serving as strategic advisor to clients concerning their compliance issues. You will be working both directly with clients and in coordination with our broader Health and Benefits practice, as well as our Technical Services Group and Retirement practice. You will also be asked to contribute your thought leadership to the overall development of the practice.

Performance Objectives

Identify opportunities to cross-sell new products and services by working with Market Leaders, Sales and Client Relationship Management teams to identify, develop and close strategic sales opportunities


Partner with colleagues to support multiple client projects involving health and welfare benefit plan design and strategy and federal, state and local compliance issuesDevelop client deliverables in coordination with consultants and senior consultantsFinalize and present quality deliverables to clientsEstablish a trusted advisor role with clients and provide consistent, superior relationship managementResearch various compliance and tax issues, draft responses and memoranda and assist client meetings and presentations - -Participate on compliance audits and benefits administration/process improvement reviewsPartner with relevant practice groups on work related to Absence and Disability Leave Management - - - -Assist with the preparation of presentations and reports on changing laws and the impact on employers and their benefit plansPartner with colleagues to manage multiple client projects involving health and welfare benefit plan design and strategy and federal, state and local compliance issuesDevelop plans for execution of large engagements


Serve as a subject matter expert on health and welfare laws and regulationsPerform technical review of work productsContribute to the development of new tools and approaches related to compliance consulting


Demonstrate extensive leadership ability by mentoring other consultantsBuild relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teamsOversee analysts and consultants in the delivery of compliance projects

Note that visa employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity.
The Requirements

Juris Doctorate strongly suggested and minimum of 10 years relevant experience within employee benefitsProven experience and success in employee health and welfare benefit consulting with a focus on compliance. -Prior experience in a professional services firm, insurance company or legal environment preferredDeep knowledge of IRC, ERISA, HIPAA and other relevant laws and regulations affecting employee benefit plans -A broad understanding of human capital strategy and the ability to contribute to cross-practice client engagementsExperience in managing multiple people and projects and producing quality deliverables on time and within budgetProven ability to recognize and diagnose issues, work in teams, and leverage the resources of other related practices to address client challengesMaterial client-facing experience with public speaking experience a plus

Willis Towers Watson may be subject to mandatory employment-related COVID-19 vaccination requirements. - Therefore, to the extent any such mandates apply, you may be required to certify and provide documentation of full vaccination against COVID-19 if you are hired in the U.S. If you accept an offer from WTW and are subject to a mandate but are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated because of medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, you may request a medical or religious accommodation. - If you require an accommodation, the Company will evaluate your request and work with you to identify reasonable alternatives to vaccination, if available.

Job: -Consulting -Primary Location: -United States-California-Irvine -Other Locations: -United States-California-San Diego, United States-California-San Francisco -Schedule: -Full-time

Keywords: Willis Towers Watson, Irvine , Director- Employee Benefits Compliance, Executive , Irvine, California

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