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Employee Benefits Specialist

Company: Synergy Business Consulting, Inc.
Location: Hollywood
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Job Description:

  • Hybrid Schedule
  • Seven (7) years of proven progressive experience administering benefits for a large employer or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience and five (5) years of file interface management.
  • Experience with HRIS and Benefit Administration platforms.Strategic, influential, and hands-on work experience
    • Excel Skills a must
    • ACA Reporting experience, plan funding knowledge
    • Corporate support service model experience with 10k or more employees
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Experience/Knowable with plan migrations, system implementation, and acquisition
    • Project management & analytical thinking skills
    • Experience with wellness programs, communication and training

      • Analyze market trends and other data to investigate new programs and make recommendations on health and welfare strategic position for the company.
      • Project manage initiatives requiring strategic change management and communication planning in collaboration with the Benefits Manager.
      • Project manage annual compliance activities such as ACA reporting, 401(k) nondiscrimination testing, 401(k) audit and open enrollment in collaboration with the Benefits Manager.
      • Conduct HR and associate surveys, gather requirements, form focus groups and present findings and recommendations to leadership in an organized manner to drive new initiatives and process improvements.
      • Interact with beneficiaries to facilitate and file life/AD&D claims.
      • Oversee the exception request process from employees or HR; provide support and leadership to front line team members.
      • Handles QMCSO, QDRO, Medicare and Medicaid transactions, including communication with employees and government agencies or legal representatives.
      • Conducts regular data audits and payroll (pre and post payroll) audits to ensure proper eligibility maintenance and payroll collections and identifies gaps or challenges in file interface exchanges.
      • Provides administrative and troubleshooting support and follows through on projects initiated by the Benefits Manager.
      • Manages new client on-boarding activities and client contract update workflows.
      • Maintains contact in person, and by phone or email, with insurance companies, recordkeepers, employees, and beneficiaries to facilitate proper and complete utilization of benefits for all employees.
      • Other duties as required.
        Education & Experience
        • proven progressive experience administering benefits for a large employer or equivalent combination of education, training
        • Experience with HRIS and Benefit Administration platforms.
        • Strategic, influential, and hands-on work experience.
        • Bachelor's degree preferred.
          To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
          • Bilingual Spanish/English highly preferred.
          • Requires a thorough understanding of the following employee benefits: life, AD&D, disability, medical, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, accident, hospital, critical illness, prepaid legal, identity theft, 401(k), nonqualified retirement plans, group umbrella.
          • Requires a thorough understanding of payroll processes, the payroll cycle and file interfaces amongst vendors as well as system of record significance.
          • Requires a thorough understanding of ACA, COBRA, ERISA, HIPAA, IRS -125.
          • Must possess an understanding of pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements affecting employee benefit programs, including (but not limited to) ACA, COBRA, ERISA, HIPAA, IRS -125, 5500, and IRS/DOL requirements.
          • Detail-oriented with strong customer service skills.
          • Skilled in written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with all levels of employees.
          • Competency in multiple software programs and self-sufficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
          • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
          • Ability to perform and make decisions independent of supervision.
          • A strong team player with the ability to enforce the Company's policies and procedures.
          • Ability to lift 10-15 lbs.

Keywords: Synergy Business Consulting, Inc., Hollywood , Employee Benefits Specialist, Other , Hollywood, Florida

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