Head of Global Health and Wellbeing Programs

Confidential Company  •  New York, NY

11 - 15 years experience  •  Insurance

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/01/17 by Yvonne Dixon
New York, NY
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/01/17 by Yvonne Dixon

This role will drive the strategic development, planning, and execution of our Global Wellbeing Programs. 


Research market data , communicate and help implement creative solutions at global, regional and local levels.   Programs should target health-related cost drivers and trends in a cost-effective way, effectively fitting within local coverage terms and operational capabilities.   Solutions should be aligned with sales, revenue and profitability goals, but also enhance the organization’s competitive well-being position in the marketplace. 

Functional Responsibilities

  1. Research programs and initiatives that Multinational Companies and Global Insurers are implementing to address health issues among their respective populations, focusing on not just structure and objectives, but also costs and outcomes.

  2. Research global best-practice terms and conditions, including policy language, related to Preventive Health and Wellness Programs within the context of group medical insurance, as they may differ in various market conditions.

  3. Regularly study local claims data and MAXIS-produced dashboard reports to identify and monitor diagnostic cost drivers across our markets.

  4. Make recommendations to VP of Global Healthcare and Global Medical Director on potential health and wellness programs that could be implemented locally or regionally to mitigate cost drivers.Recommendations should be classified across 4 levels of potential “engineering”:

  5. Education & Awareness

  6. Prevention & Screening

  7. Intervention Programs

  8. Behavioral Change Programs

  9. Source / create and ultimately produce “generic” Education & Awareness content that could be made available to local carriers for easy distribution.This should include the design and production of regularly produced Health Newsletters that can be made available to local MetLife markets.

  10. Source / create and ultimately produce “generic” Prevention & Screening content that could be made available to local carriers for easy distribution.This should include the design and production of “How-To” kits for initiatives that include Health Fairs, Flu / Mammogram campaigns, etc.

  11. Work with Global and local stakeholders to identify, design or contract out for Intervention Programs that address targeted illnesses or conditions.  

  12. Provide strategic support and evaluation of health and wellbeing tools, including vendor review and implementation support of targeted Intervention Programs and Behavior Change Programs in local markets.

  13. Coordinate the contract management and relationship of any global / regional corporate arrangements with web or app-based tools to address health issues.

  14. Promote our position and reputation externally as a leader in global Health & Wellness through external speaking engagements, supporting global, thoughtful and coordinated activities, including the following:

  15. Speaking at conferences and workshops related to health and wellness programs

  16. Providing occasional advice and counseling to key clients on their own global wellness strategies

  17. Assist local and global sales teams in generating / maintaining group medical business with:

  18. Wellness responses to questions for RFPs or beauty pageant / finalist presentations

  19. Insight on / recommendations to specific client Wellness questions and issues

  20. Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Lead and motivate internal / external project teams related to wellness programs and provide guidance to lower level staff.

Key Competencies / Desired Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of functions, systems, and processes related to private medical insurance

  • Advanced knowledge of effective health and wellness programs

  • 10+ years of related work experience, preferably global

  • Master level degree in a related field (e.g. Public Health) preferred

  • Foreign language skills recommended

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