Merriam Insurance Careers

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that is committed to serving others? The Merriam Insurance Careers team is always open to new talent joining our ranks!

Merriam Insurance is looking for individuals who care about serving others well and are ready to continue their career in the stable, rewarding and fulfilling discipline of insurance.

Are you interested in a career that offers continued personal and professional growth and job satisfaction? We are a growing, 123-year-old family-owned insurance agency with immediate needs in different segments of our business.

Seeking Licensed, Experienced Health Benefits Department Manager

The Merriam Insurance Agency is a 123-year-old multi-lines, family-owned agency based in Schenectady, New York.  We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Health Benefits Department Manager to join our staff.

We represent many well-known names in the health benefits industry, offering Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Medicare and New York State of Health Exchange plans as well as FSA, HSA and HRA services. Our mission is to provide the best possible coverage at the best possible price to both Individual and Group clients.

The successful candidate will manage and lead a team of professionals who educate, counsel and service prospects and clients in their selection of medical and other health-related benefits plans.  You will maintain and grow an existing book of business, as well as prospect and attract new clients.  You must be knowledgeable in the areas of benefit planning, State and Federal regulations and changes in applicable laws.  Excellent written and oral communications skills, as well as organizational and presentation skills, are crucial.

A minimum of 10 years of health benefits experience, either carrier or agency, as well as a current New York State L/A/H license is required. Computer skills should include agency management software and Microsoft Office.  At least half of your experience should be in a management position.

In return, the Merriam Agency offers a competitive wage and benefit package including health, dental and vision coverage, LTD and Company-paid short term and group life policies. In addition, there is a 401K plan with Company match, generous PTO policy and Company-paid continuing education and tuition assistance. Our offices are within walking distance of downtown Schenectady, with ample, safe off-street parking and easy access to major highways.

For immediate consideration, please forward your cover letter and resume to

. No recruiters, please.