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Southern Company Health & Welfare Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia

Health & Welfare Analyst


Health and Welfare Analyst

The Compensation & Benefits (C&B) Health and Welfare Analyst is responsible for supporting the C&B team with day-to-day operations – providing financial and data analytics, interfacing with the plan actuaries, project management and communications assistance.

The successful candidate will have the ability to utilize systems to collect, track and analyze plan financial measures. An expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, outstanding analytical skills, and demonstrated teamwork and communication competencies are essential.


  • This role will work to achieve the goals of the H&W financial team including financial management of the plan, health and welfare rate setting, preparing reports and communications materials, utilizing analytics for efficiency, and continuous improvement

  • Partner with outside actuaries and consulting resources to assist in the development of plan cost projections, COBRA, and cost sharing contributions for active and retiree populations

  • Proactively collect and analyze data for trends and issues - compare and report findings across vendors and functions including financial and key demographic implications

  • Effectively utilize project management skills to ensure that the team executes assigned projects in scope and on time - maintain/update work plans, communicating progress, etc.

  • Effectively communicate data, analytics and key findings to C&B management for strategic projects, update meetings and presentations

  • Vendor management of several H&W programs

  • Develop benefits presentations and communication materials related to plan financials

  • Partner with peer analysts to share best practices and identify opportunities for improvement

  • Perform special projects as required to continue improving the overall customer experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Sciences, Finance, Accounting, Industrial Engineering or another analytical field preferred

  • At least 3 years of experience in the financial management of employee benefit programs, with a focus on data analysis. Experience in health plan financial management and pricing or underwriting is preferred

  • Demonstrated experience utilizing advanced Microsoft Excel or Access to develop, run and troubleshoot data analytics in a professional environment. (Knowledge of data warehouse analytics a plus)

  • Ability to analyze complex data across multiple plans and identify trends and recommend simple, relevant solutions

  • Effective problem solver: skilled at relating and comparing data from different sources, identifying issues, securing relevant information, critically evaluating situations, and presenting sound factual reports

  • Excellent critical thinking skills

  • Confident and skilled to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Flexible and adaptable - able to learn new technologies and applications quickly

  • Demonstrates effective project management skills - able to multi-task seamlessly

  • Exhibits the highest level of customer service focused on speed, accuracy and ownership

  • Demonstrates effective communication skills - ensures key stakeholders are updated and informed

  • Experience developing strong, successful working relationships to drive efficiency and effectiveness

  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the Southern Company culture: Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America’s premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America’s energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune’s annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. #LI

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2008848

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