Current Opportunities - Des Moines
We are currently seeking a human resources professional to fill the role of Benefits and Compensation Consultant in our West Des Moines office. The purpose of this job is to design, administer and manage the rewards and benefits strategies in alignment with the organization’s overall business operations to attract, retain and motivate employees. To support these efforts, the major responsibilities of this role will be to: • Analyze, design and administer employee benefit programs, such as medical, dental, life and disability insurance plans and 401(k), profit sharing and stock ownership programs to ensure programs are current, competitive and in compliance with legal requirements. • Assist in development, implementation and administration of various benefits policies based on the needs of the company and in line with legal requirements. • Manage the design and development of tools to assist employees in benefits selection, and to guide managers through compensation decisions. • Collaborate with business partners to develop and implement corporate wellness programs and activities. • Develop, implement and administer market competitive compensation programs in alignment with strategic goals and objectives which include merit, variable and incentive compensation plans. • Develop, interpret and communicate compensation policies and practices based on the needs of the business, to include annual salary planning and administration, incentive and sales compensation. • Implement and maintain the job evaluation process and salary grading structure within the company to include preparing job descriptions and defining job levels and families. • Remain informed of all relevant government rules and regulations and fulfill all reporting requirements, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). • Participate or be informed about salary and benefits surveys and other benchmark studies, provide analysis on salary and benefits trends and recommend solutions. • Implement, maintain and improve the human resource information system. • Analyze employee-related data to identify and determine causes employment related situations and collaborate with HR partners to develop recommendations for improvement in talent initiatives. • Collaborate with HR partners to deliver business required programs. Requirements: Ideal candidates will possess: • 5+ years in the human resource/benefits and compensation field preferred, with experience in the insurance industry a plus. • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, or related experience, preferred • Experience with an HRIS system • Human resource management, benefits and compensation programs, practices, strategies and legal requirements. • Strong consultative and collaboration skills, emphasizing leadership, diversity and productive relationships throughout the organization. • Exceptional written and oral communication and presentation skills. • Application of technology to business settings. • Attending to multiple challenging issues and tasks simultaneously. • Ability to work with detail, follow directions and maintain a high level of accuracy. • Strong organizational and analytical skills. • Good decision-making and problem solving skills. This position will work within our Human Resources Department and will report directly to the AVP – Human Resources. This position will reside in our West Des Moines, IA office with travel required to our other locations. To apply in confidence, please complete the Internal Application Form and send to Lisa Parrish in Human Resources: http://intranet.hma/res/Human%20Resources/Forms/Career%20Opportunities.aspx.
We are seeking a highly dependable and motivated professional to take on the role of Employee Benefits Senior Account Manager in our West Des Moines office. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a variety of clients and add value by acting as a consultant to Human Resources professionals. We work with hundreds of clients throughout the nation ensuring they receive exceptional service on a daily basis. If you have Employee Benefits experience, excellent customer service and communication skills and are looking for an opportunity to grow with an Employer of Choice in Des Moines, we want to talk to you! BASIC FUNCTION: The purpose of this position is to evaluate the needs and risks of existing clients and assist them in creating an insurance program specific to those needs. In addition, provide technical expertise, and develop/strengthen client relationships, as well as, to provide effective customer service in a professional and timely manner. Furthermore, assists Account Executives in sales and marketing of group employee benefit insurance programs, and suggests additional coverages and limits, based on their assessment, which reduce the client’s exposure in accordance with established Agency and Sales Team goals and objectives. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Sales Duties: • Assists the Account Executive in the sales process, to include, but not limited to; collecting information from the client/prospect, marketing the account, evaluating client needs, recommending insurance options, reviewing and negotiating quotes. • Develops presentation materials for all lines and products sold in the employee benefit area. • Assists the Account Executive or conducts client presentations. • Initiates opportunities to round accounts, to include presenting information to client with or without assistance from the Account Executive. Requires that the SAM review insurance in place and assess future needs of the client. Client Duties: • Communicates daily with insurance companies to ensure proper administration of accounts to include contract concerns, underwriting issues, claim situation, etc. • Services clients by telephone or occasionally traveling to customer site, on issues such as, but not limited to, answering questions on benefits, eligibility, claims, delivering administration kits and policies/endorsements, assisting with employee meetings etc. • Proactively addresses administrative issues between carrier(s) and client, communication “best practices” to clients, to include developing processes to ensure timely and accurate administration on accounts. • Advocate for the client, resolving claim issues, contract concerns, etc. as situations arise with the insurance carrier in a professional and timely manner. New Business/Renewal Duties: • Coordinates the implementation schedule on new and renewal business to include, but not limited to; scheduling and conducting employee meetings, preparing packets, ensuring administrative paperwork is complete. • Assists with the preparation of submissions on new or renewal business, ensuring applications to carriers are complete and provide accurate account information. • As requested, provides Account Executive summary information on clients program utilizing technology such as, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc. • Prepares periodic or routine correspondence to client based on the products and service provided within the client program. • Marketing –responsible for coordinating of marketing groups, negotiating with carriers, preparing and presenting options to clients and advising best options. QUALIFICATIONS: • Minimum 5 years experience in life/health insurance, employee benefits, human resources or provider organization. • Active Iowa Life/Health Insurance Agent License; or ability to obtain upon hire. • Ability to travel occasionally to client locations. • Strong analytical, multi-tasking and communication skills. • Strong computer skills with working knowledge of Word and PowerPoint; intermediate to advanced Excel skills required. • Available to work full-time, core business hours Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM. Holmes Murphy offers a competitive benefits and salary package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are currently seeking an IT Tech Support I to join our IT team in West Des Moines. This highly visible individual will provide Tier I computer support to Holmes Murphy employees. A superior customer service attitude is required. Major Responsibilities: • Receive initial tech support telephone calls or email messages. • Troubleshoot and manage relatively simple hardware, software, or network problems. • When possible, complete Help Desk ticket with solution. • Create, escalate and route all support desk tickets to IT Personnel • Provide exceptional customer service via face-to-face, telephone, and electronic communication • Document customer solutions • Document IT department processes • Other duties as assigned Qualifications: • 2-year college degree or equivalent experience • Must have a strong customer focus, results oriented • Intermediate knowledge of terminology used in association with computer hardware • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office , Windows operating systems • Capable of exercising discretion and independent judgment • Ability to work with detail, follow directions and maintain a high level of accuracy • Basic troubleshooting techniques with software and hardware • Ability to communicate effectively with employees throughout the agency • Ability to remain calm and professional during peak periods of inquiries • Ability to maintain a professional appearance • Capable of prioritizing as well as clearly and logically organizing information received from users • Ability to install or remove computer equipment which may require lifting of up to 40 pounds
Innovative Captive Strategies, a Holmes Murphy company in West Des Moines, is seeking a highly dependable and motivated professional to take on the role of Program Manager to coordinate and implement multiple workflow processes for ongoing operations of client captive insurance companies. This position requires excellent internal and external customer service skills and an attention to detail and timelines. Major Responsibilities: • Oversight, coordination, and implementation of multiple processes including: annual captive renewal, premium audits, endorsement requests, monthly reporting requirements and invoice approvals. • Coordinate internal and external material preparation for semi-annual captive board meetings. • Effectively integrate into agent and client relationships when new clients join a captive. • Become familiar with captive insurance company equity statements. • Become familiar with risk management programs. • Maintain client administrative management system. • Continually develops relationships with all professional partners including agency personnel, underwriters, third party administrators, actuaries, and domicile captive managers. Team Duties: • Develops and maintains positive work relationships with team members to include; participating in team meetings, providing back up when necessary, communicating information, and effectively problem solving as situations arise. • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with support staff outside the sales team to ensure customer needs are met. Qualifications: • Minimum five years experience providing customer service in an insurance company or agency environment. • High School diploma required, college degree preferred. • Active Property Casualty insurance license or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire. • Understanding of insurance agency and insurance company operations and workflows. • Ability to read and have a basic understanding of client financial statements. • Knowledge of and ability to read, understand and analyze property/casualty coverage forms and apply that knowledge in the performance of the job duties. • Working knowledge of Microsoft software packages such as, WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS and POWERPOINT. Ability to effectively use the internet/intranet. • Experience with agency management systems. • Ability to perform simple to complex mathematical calculations. • Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks/duties simultaneously. • Ability to work effectively both independently as well as in a team environment to attain personal, team and company goals. • Excellent communication skills and the ability to apply these skills in either verbal or written form when interacting with various clients, company personnel, and team members. • Ability and willingness to present at and participate in internal and external educational opportunities to enhance knowledge of current insurance topics or relevant system improvements. • Ability to keep current on industry trends and develop relationships with contacts within the industry. • Ability to work daily and extended hours as necessary.
Holmes Murphy’s West Des Moines office is seeking an experienced, organized and highly motivated insurance professional to service commercial property casualty accounts in our Risk Management department as a Client Service Associate. Responsibilities: Work in a team environment assisting the Client Service Executive with the needs and risks of clients by helping create and manage an insurance program specific to their risk, to include: checking insurance policies, making recommendations/changes to the coverages as needed to ensure account accuracy, tracking expiration dates, managing assigned duties of the renewal process and meeting deadlines as relates to the renewal. The CSA is responsible for document accuracy and document management. Requirements: Minimum three year's Property & Casualty work experience in an insurance agency or company. An active Commercial P&C insurance license is preferred, or ability to acquire a license within 3 months. Ability to use computer with proficient knowledge in associated Microsoft software programs (Word/Excel) and other agency management systems. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. We offer a competitive benefit and salary package. Qualified applicants may apply at: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=563637
Holmes Murphy & Associates is seeking a highly motivated insurance professional to act as a Claims Account Executive, helping manage the claim process for our major segment, Property Casualty. Responsibilities: Demonstrate exceptional customer service and operate as an effective partner, to include: • Create, follow, and maintain a service schedule for claim related processes, • Assist the client in analyzing and properly determining coverage, • Educate the client about the claim process, • Establish and enhance carrier claim relationships, • Ensure proper communication between client and carrier and serve as the client advocate, • Analyze loss trends, • Participate in prospect meetings, give input to RFP and make presentations, • Maintain active contacts within the industry to keep informed of industry best practices. Qualifications: College degree preferred. Property casualty insurance experience required. AIC/CPCU or other insurance related education and property casualty claims preferred, including multi-lines or workers’ compensation. Active insurance license or ability to quickly obtain one is required. We offer a competitive benefit and salary package.
Holmes Murphy & Associates is a privately held insurance brokerage firm offering business insurance solutions for property casualty, employee benefits, risk management, captive solutions and loss control. The dedicated career professionals at Holmes Murphy are passionate about delivering the highest-quality service while meeting the needs of our clients. We consistently seek the best talent in the industry to join our team and perpetuate this tradition of service. We are seeking a highly dependable and motivated professional to take on the role of Loss Control Consultant in the Commercial Property & Casualty Risk Management Division, in our West Des Moines office. We may be flexible with location. If you are a safety and risk control specialist, we want to talk to you! BASIC FUNCTION: To provide high quality technical advice to clients to assist them in developing an effective loss control and risk management program in an effort to prevent accidents and injuries and reduce costs in accordance with the established procedures of Holmes, Murphy & Associates, Inc. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide support for the Property Casualty/Risk Management Division by delivering technical advice to clients to assist them in developing an effective loss control, risk management and/or safety program to prevent accidents/injuries and reduce costs in accordance with established procedures. Provide safety program organization and management advice and support in identifying and correcting possible unsafe areas or practices by performing on-site inspections. Prepare reports for client management indicating findings of audits of objectives and responsibilities. Perform research and follow-up for clients on safety related issues and questions. Perform on-site safety (mock OSHA) surveys for clients, including property and casualty. Set safety goals, provide resources and evaluate long-term performance. Provide on-site safety training seminars for client management and employees. Review client safety handbooks and materials, provide comments as necessary. Produce written loss control procedures and processes for clients. Provide safety training materials to client management for distribution to employees. Maintain current information on safety standards and procedures. Maintain active contacts within the industry to keep informed of practices at other insurance agencies. Complete Accident Trend Analysis as required. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum two to five years experience loss control, risk or safety representative. Ability to work with detail, follow directions and maintain a high level of accuracy. Ability to learn and utilize advance technology associated with job functions. Capable of exercising discretion in confidential matters and use independent judgment. Ability to type and use a personal computer utilizing various software packages, including but not limited, to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Ability to communicate well with persons at all levels of authority in writing, verbally, or in person. Ability to perform multiple duties simultaneously during peak periods. Willingness to pursue industry-related education and maintain active contacts in the industry. CSP, ARM or other designations desirable. Travel required.
We are seeking a highly dependable and motivated sales professional to take on the role of Account Executive on the construction specialization team. If you are highly motivated, have knowledge of the construction industry and commercial lines property casualty insurance products, are eager to take your sales career to the next level, and are looking for an opportunity to grow with an Employer of Choice, we want to talk to you! We have offices in several locations including Des Moines, Omaha, Cedar Rapids, Sioux Falls, Kansas City, Saint Louis and Dallas and would be willing to be flexible with location for the right candidate. BASIC FUNCTION: Set and achieve goals to grow revenues profitably through adding to a book of business with new clients and maintaining a consultative role with current clients within the construction book of business. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop and implement sales strategies, which result in achieving (or exceeding) new sales volume and profitability objectives. • Actively generate new sales leads through community activities, association meetings and qualified sales calls. Obtain expiration dates and other personal or company historical information to pre-qualify prospects. • Integrate all departments with accounts for the purpose of assuring long-lasting customer relationships and exceeding customer expectations. • Provide accurate and complete information on potential accounts and renewal accounts to the assigned account manager for the purpose of developing a complete insurance program presentation. • Help market these accounts, present proposals to prospects and clients, close sale, deliver policies. • Handles complex processing and claim situations with client and/or company personnel. • Responsible for collection of all premiums, including audits made subsequent to policy issuance, on all new accounts produced. (If Agency billed) • Maintains production reports and attends sales meetings as required. • Promotes the agency and the insurance industry in the community. • Participates in company and agency sales goals. QUALIFICATIONS: • College degree, preferred. • Active Property/Casualty Insurance agent license, or able to obtain upon hire. • Minimum 4 years similar sales experience, preferably in property casualty insurance and knowledge of construction industry. • Highly motivated and eager to succeed. • Excellent communication skills and the ability to apply these skills in either verbal or written form when interacting with various clients, company personnel, and team members. • The ability to work with detail, follow directions and maintain a high level of accuracy. • The ability to learn standard underwriting procedures. • The ability to travel and meet with prospects and clients to provide presentations on proposals as well as to conduct client meetings, as necessary. • Ability to operate a computer and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. • Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks/duties simultaneously. Holmes Murphy offers a competitive benefits and salary package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Holmes Murphy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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