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The Plexus Groupe Intern - Employee Benefits (Paid - Summer 2021) in Deer Park, Illinois

The Plexus Groupe ? rewarded Best Places to Work in Insurance ?is looking for candidates who dream big. We have an opening for an Intern ? Employee Benefits Practice in our Deer Park, IL office.

We are seeking a candidate who is driven, introspective, quick, analytical, accurate, and friendly. If you enjoy challenging yourself and helping others, you will like working with us!


As an Employee Benefits Intern, you will gain valuable real-world work experience from an insurance brokerage and risk management consultancy, with a national presence and an international reach. You will learn about employee benefit trends for organizations ranging from 100-5,000 employees across all industries. You will work with seasoned Client Coordinators and Client Managers on managing client questions, proposals, marketing, rate negotiations, sales and service support, including claims resolution.

The internship begins June 7, 2021 and goes through August 6, 2021, but our hope is that the lessons you learn will carry forward as you later embark on your career in your chosen field.

One Plexus intern will have the opportunity to enter into the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers internship competition to win a $5,000 scholarship towards their college education. Job Responsibilities:

  • Handles incoming calls from assigned clients regarding benefit questions, claim issues, eligibility, billing, and other support issues.

  • Coordinates with medical and ancillary carriers to ensure the timely resolution of client issues.

  • Market coverages for existing business renewals and new business. Marketing information includes gathering census and experience information, plan designs, rates, and previous carrier information.

  • Reviews marketing options from carriers and provide plan options, based upon client needs, via a proposal spreadsheet.

  • Works with carriers to ensure the timely processing of case submissions.

  • Works with carriers to ensure ID cards are received by the client in a timely fashion.

  • Supports Client Manager with enrollment materials, information, and presentations for meetings with clients.

  • Exposure to working with data analytics

  • Supports other team members and takes calls when other team members are unavailable.

  • Attends client meetings when necessary.

Required Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor?s degree program is required. Majors in Insurance, Finance, or Business Administration is preferred.

  • Candidates should be entering their junior or senior year of college.

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

  • Be a self-starter.

  • Possesses analytical / problem-solving skills.

  • Learns quickly.

  • Enjoys teamwork and cultivating relationships.

  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Has work experience demonstrating strong technical and / or client service skills (analyst-type of internship preferred)

  • Has a passion for solving problems and sharing solutions to exceed the standards of the client.

  • Possesses excellent Microsoft Excel skills, with intermediate knowledge of other Microsoft Office programs.

The Plexus Groupe is driving the next chapter in the insurance industry with innovation, passion, and excellence. If you are looking to make an impact, and if you seek the freedom and flexibility of a progressive firm with the prowess, technology, and resources of an industry leader, we should talk.


With offices in Chicago, Dallas, Oklahoma City and Tampa, The Plexus Groupe is a premier insurance and risk management company. We offer our clients innovative insurance strategy and powerful professional resources to protect, preserve, and grow. The Plexus Groupe is an equal opportunity employer.