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HR Benefits Administrator

Benefits Administrator

Summary:

The benefits administrator position is responsible for directing and planning the day-to-day operations of group benefits programs (group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, worker's compensation, life insurance, travel and accident plan, flexible spending plan, 401(k) plan and retirement plan). The benefits administrator also provides excellent customer service, improves existing programs, and administers the company’s benefit programs.

 

What you will do

  • Serve as primary contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators
  • Coordinate transfer of data to external contacts for services, premiums and plan administration
  • Evaluate and revise internal processes to reduce costs and increase efficiency
  • Document and maintain administrative procedures for assigned benefits processes
  • Ensure compliance with applicable government regulations
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of required reporting and fees
  • Coordinate daily benefits processing 
  • Handle enrollments, COBRA, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, disability, accident and death claims, rollovers, QDROs, QMCSOs, distributions, loans, hardships and compliance testing 
  • Oversee maintenance of employee benefits files, maintain group benefits database and update employee payroll records
  • Gather employee data and oversee the processing of monthly billings for all group plans
  • Allocate group health and dental claims monthly and reviews quarterly
  • Perform plan audits. Prepare, collect and organize data for actuarial assessments
  • Review both short- and long-range cost estimates/projections and relevant statistical analyses regarding modifications in benefits programs and implementation of new programs
  • Survey industry trends and complete benefits surveys and review information obtained from the results
  •  Analyze complex benefits information 
  • Forecast trends and assist with future benefits designs
  • Develop specific recommendations for review by management
  • Provide customer service support to internal and external customers
  • Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of the company's benefits package
  • Design and distribute materials for benefits orientations, open enrollment, and summary plan descriptions
  • Provide training and support to group benefits associates, home office associates and the field staff
  • Provide backup services for other HR functions

 

Who you are

  • Bachelor's degree and three to five years of related benefits or employee benefit administration experience.
  • Ability to evaluate employee relations issues and troubleshoot
  • Relationship Management experience 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment 
  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use Microsoft products, including PPT, experience with HRIS and benefits databases
  • Project and team management/leadership skills and experience. Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment with associates 
  • Capability of effective planning and priority setting. Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously
  • Strong analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of plan designs. Ability to understand, evaluate and make judgment on the proposals (RFPs)
  • Knowledge of benefits contract language
  • Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both adopted and pending, affecting employee benefits programs, including ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, Section 125, workers' compensation, Medicare, OBRA, and Social Security and DOL requirements
  • Excellent communication and organization skills

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Beyond is an equal opportunity employer to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Beyond complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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