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, flexible spending plan, etc.). This position provides excellent customer service and works closely with our insurance broker.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Research employee benefits plans and vendors to identify those that present the best value.
  • Design, recommend and implement new benefits programs. Examine possible plan designs and benefits cost changes.
  • Negotiate with vendors and administrators for best plans, options, and rates.
  • Analyze current benefits, evaluating the use, services, coverage, effectiveness, cost, plan experience and competitive trends in benefits programs, and identify the company’s stance.
  • 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. 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.

Monitor administrative costs of benefits programs and recommend cost containment strategies, including alternative methods for administration and funding.

  • Prepare budgetary recommendations and assist in the monitoring, verifying, and reconciling of budgeted funds.
  • Serve as primary contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators.
  • Coordinate transfer of data to external contacts for services, premiums, and plan administration.
  • 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 and the preparation of vouchers for payment of administrative fees for all group plans.
  • Allocate group health and dental claims monthly and review quarterly.
  • Perform plan audits. Prepare, collect, and organize data for actuarial assessments. Review data in conjunction with auditors.
  • 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 sales team.

Requirements

  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use Microsoft products, experience with HRIS and benefits databases.
  • Strong analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of plan designs.
  • 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 the ACA, ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, Section 125, workers’ compensation, and Medicare.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field required. Three to five years of related benefits or employee benefits administration experience.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional designations preferred.

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