Job Title: Benefits Specialist
Department: Human Resources
Reports To: Benefits Manager
Starting wage range: $17.50 to $20.00 per hour; depending on prior experience
Responsible for the administration of all benefit programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and the 401(k) plan.
This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required college education strongly preferred; 3 to 5 years recent work experience in Human Resources, benefits administration and HRIS (e.g. PeopleSoft, AS400, Infinium, ADP, Ceridian, etc.) required; and/or an equivalent combination of education, training, human resources, benefits-related and HRIS experience.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have excellent PC skills with a strong working knowledge of HRIS; working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications preferred.
Must have knowledge and understanding of provider's contract language; contract administration, insurance policies, certificates, plan documents and summary plan descriptions. Must be able to explain employee benefits, 401K Plan, bills, payments and claims. Must possess excellent multitasking abilities and be able to meet performance guidelines.
Must have knowledge of all regulatory requirements (HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA, ACA and ERISA). Must be able to work a flexible schedule when requested and be able to establish priorities in a quickly changing environment. Must be able to work harmoniously with co-workers.
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English. Bi-lingual (Spanish) strongly preferred.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to secondary smoke. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.