Contract Analyst II

The Standard Portland, OR

About the Job

Overview:

If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard (www.standard.com). Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.

 

These positions draft legally defensible EB contract documents for group life and disability products, alternate funding agreements, master and service agreements, and voluntary coverages - across all States, including all complexity levels of customers. The difference in the levels is based on increasing complexity of the work and required skills.

Responsibilities:

This position analyzes and drafts moderately complex and non-complex contract documents; interprets and analyzes  plan documents and submission materials to match provisional intent; discusses policy provisions to enhance customer satisfaction; brings contract expertise to the varying processes to enhance the customer experience; mitigates financial risk by drafting legally defensible contracts.

Qualifications:

Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience. The ideal candidate will have experience as a Contract Analyst in life and disability insurance.

 

Knowledge & Skills:  Requires full knowledge of coverage features, standard contractual provisions, and concepts. Is able to work collaboratively with other contract analysts, field personnel, and other Home Office employees. Is able to effectively discuss general policy provisions with customers, by expressing ideas clearly both verbally and in writing. Possesses strong analytical, problem solving, customer service and time management skills. Is able to provide mentoring, and training for colleagues with less experience.

 

Job Complexity & Judgment:  Requires ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret submission materials (including documents, dialogue, and database information) to draft moderately complex and non-complex, legally defensible contract documents (including prior plan reviews and contract comparisons). Possesses contractual proficiency to convey appropriate language options to meet customer expectations, correctly interpret customer inquiries, and approve specialized enrollment materials for other functional areas. Understands the up and downstream implications to other disciplines, processes, and customers.

  

Independence & Supv required:  Plans and schedules own work and requires limited direction.  Complex work may require engagement and input from multiple roles companywide for desired work product. 

 

Interaction & Influence:  Contacts are companywide to provide or obtain information.  May consult with management.  Networks with internal and external key contacts.  Effective mentor and team player.

 

Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.

 

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Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871.  This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process.  General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.