Benefits Manager

Benefits Manager
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Benefits Manager

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Req ID:140921 BASIC PURPOSE: Responsible for administration of employee benefits in all company operations. As needed, provides special guidance and assistance to all locations on various employee benefit plans. Surveys industry and/or community to determine companys competitive position in employee benefits. Develops, recommends, and installs approved, new, or modified plan and employee benefit policies, and supervises administration of existing plans. Develops cost control procedures to assure maximum coverage at the least possible cost and risk to company and employees.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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Administers employee benefits programs such as defined contribution plans; medical and dental plan; life insurance; temporary disability; all leave of absences; wellness; and paid time off.
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Regularly evaluates and negotiates vendors in search of opportunities for cost:savings.
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Compares existing company benefits with those of other employers by benchmarking. Analyzes results of surveys and develops specific recommendations for review by management and Senior Executives.
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Prepares and executes, with legal consultation, benefit documentation such as original and amended plan text, benefit agreements, and insurance policies. Instructs TPA, insurance carriers, and other administrative agencies outside the company to effect changes in benefit programs. Ensures prompt and accurate compliance.
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Assures company compliance with provision of Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Supervises preparation of reports and applications required by law to be filed with federal and state agencies, such as Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, insurance commissioners, and other regulatory agencies. Reviews and analyzes changes to state and federal laws pertaining to benefits and reports necessary changes to management.
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Leads and directs the work of the Benefits team.
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Primarily focused on administering established benefit policies and procedures but may have some impact and approval on departmental budgeting, strategic planning and procedural change.
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Prepares and executes benefit communication such as New Hire, Open Enrollment, Wellness, and education pieces. Works with Communication to develop Benefit Communication Plan to ensure prompt, accurate, and thoughtful communication.
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Handles benefits inquires and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution. Maintains contact in person, and by phone or mail, with hospital, physicians, insurance companies, employee, and beneficiaries to facilitate proper and complete utilization of benefits for all employees.
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Recommends cost containment ideas. Oversees audits. Reconciles benefits accounts by approving billing statements.
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Coordinates, prepares, and presents information at various Benefits Committee meetings.
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Other administrative duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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Education:
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HS Diploma or equivalent required
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Bachelors preferred
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Experience:
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5:7 years of progressive benefits experience, 4+ years supervisory experience. Must be familiar with benefits application of COBRA, FMLA, USERRA, HIPAA, etc. Experience with HRIS benefits systems. Position requires the flexibility to work longer than 40 hours per week when needed.

SKILLS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
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Must be computer proficient with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, past experience with HRIS systems helpful.
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Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to present and speak in front of groups, negotiating skills, good math skills, detail oriented, well organized, flexible, able to perform multiple tasks, and collaborate with other team members and departments.
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Must possess the ability to coordinate others workload and coach


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