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Health & Wellbeing Consultant


Unum is a company of people serving people.  As one of the world’s leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum helps protect more than 25 million working people and their families in the event of illness or injury.  Colonial Life is a member of the Unum family of businesses and is a market leader in benefit solutions, specializing in personal insurance products offered to employees in the workplace.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has significant U.S. operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts and Glendale, California with over 35 field offices nationwide.  Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide.

General Summary

This position is accountable for the operational design of global health and wellbeing programs. It is also accountable for implementing, managing and delivering programs that support the global wellbeing and health management strategy. Included in this is effective stay at work and return programs to minimize health and productivity impacts due to impairment of functions and limitations. This position is a change agent position which will help to manage and reduce disability and health related financial, operational and lost time expenses.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review, and make recommendations for the design of programs, policies and practices that support and move forward the global well-being strategy, including disability management (e.g., employee stay at work options to be physically present and productive utilizing our portfolio of health improvements).
  • Develop, implement and manage well-being programs that meet the life style risk profiles of Unum employees. Lifestyle risk profiles range from healthy  to managing chronic conditions
  • Establish and maintain the linkages between all of the health related partners and programs that support global well-being and health and ensure the they align with goals and objectives of Well being Strategy
  • Function as a liaison between appropriate entities including the legal department for information exchanges Workers compensation vendor and Unum
  • Design and maintain program evaluation procedures to determine quality and impact of well-being programs including stay at work and return to work. This includes consulting with RTW Teams, and Benefit Ops Services, Risk Mgmt, Safety and Managers and Employees to facilitate timely return by employees to full productivity.
  • Regularly analyze data, conduct research and monitor government regulations, market changes, competitor’s offerings and the effect on the programs offered by Unum. Make recommendations to stay aligned with both market dynamics and regulatory requirements
  • Develop, implement and maintain a continuous educational/communication strategy to create awareness and opportunities for employees to manage their wellbeing. This is done in partnership with HR Communication team and Corporate Communications as well as leveraging the resources of partners.
  • Monitor and measure the effectiveness of programs to determine change needed in design, education or continuation of programs based on employee feedback and alignment with business and financial objectives.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, in Health Management or Health Policy preferred
  • Minimum 5 years experience in designing and managing health programs in a corporate setting or professional work experience in a discipline related to disability management interventions
  • Demonstrated ability to impact change
  • Excellent written and verbal skill including persuasion and negotiation skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a basic understanding of health care program design and the linkage between health and wellbeing programs
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong credibility and effective working relationships with internal and external constituencies
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills including an ability to produce credible reports and documents including activities and outcomes to identify trends
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to be both strategic and tactical
  • Comfortable in relatively ambiguous work situations and structures
  • Meets the standards for this position as defined in the Talent Management framework.

Unum and its family of businesses offer world-class training and development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on employee ideas.

Unum and its family of businesses is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Date Posted
January 12, 2016
Job Type
Portland, ME
Onsite Health & Wellness Services
Wellness Consultant

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