Healthcare Labor Strategy Senior Analyst@ Kroger

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Job Description:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop company health care financial reports used to analyze the results of CBA’s and associated benefits costs for union associate groups and their impact to the overall labor strategy.
  • Create reporting and conduct analysis of Taft Hartley benefit plans’ enrollment, cost and utilization data.
  • Develop/maintain the Taft Hartley benefit database including management reports and vendor data supporting the system as an integral part of managing the labor strategy and future Fund management.
  • Develop baseline cost data, models and gap analysis used to prepare /conduct health care labor contract negotiations.
  • Provide support to the negotiations team during negotiation process on all related to health care/ general benefits costing.
  • Develop educational materials for the company labor negotiators, Taft Hartley plan trustees and HR Leaders on benefit trends from industry and completed/ratified labor contracts.
  • Act as a resource to the company trustees of Taft Hartley plans and assists them in managing Fund assets.
  • Assist the General Office/Division communication group in communicating benefit plans and labor strategy to associates throughout labor negotiation process.
  • Assist Trustees in calculating employee rates for effected Funds annually.
  • Analyze plan utilization data, investigate trends and project plan costs of the Taft Hartley plans.
  • Work with Corporate Benefits Health Care (CBHC) team and the HRSSC to manage UPHW data, analyze and recommend Fund Payments.
  • Work with CBHC team in the analysis of the data used for the Taft Hartley Personal Benefit Statements.
  • Develop annual health care benefits costs data to determine financial trends and projected budget. Provide and review information with Corporate Benefits and Accounting.
  • Work with Manager, Corporate Finance to create annual accrual rates for non-consolidated, collectively bargained groups in the company plan.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation


  • Desired Previous Job Experience
  • 5 yrs. of experience in health and welfare benefit plan management and administration
  • Bachelor’s Degree Business Administration /Finance
  • 5 yrs. healthcare underwriting experience
  • 5 yrs. Taft-Hartley collective bargaining exp.
  • 5 yrs. in health care plan industry

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • 3 yrs. exp. interpreting/applying healthcare data, design platforms and ACA compliancy
  • Excellent mathematical skills related to health care underwriting concepts
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow through skills
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to deliver formal presentations
  • Proven ability to influence/persuade others
  • Strong ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Expert computer skills specifically with Excel and Access
  • Ability to travel independently (<15%)

Experience Level: Mid-Senior
Work From: Onsite

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