My name is Eric Jones. I'm a recruiter with a staffing firm called Eclaro. Our client in White Plains, NY is looking for Benefits Administrator (Public Sector).
This is a 12 months contract with possible extension.
We are looking for Benefits Administrator (Public Sector)
This role will support Benefits department. The team is looking for a dynamic individual that will manage, interpret, and communicate health and welfare benefits plans and policies. This individual will also function as a liaison between benefits providers. The individual will also be tasked with resolving employee and retiree benefits issues.
Functions and Responsibilities
Function as plan administrator for assigned benefits programs; ensure benefits vendors and third party administrators (TPAs) are administering programs properly; take action on routine claims issues.
Develop and propose improvements to policies and procedures to improve the effectiveness of benefit programs.
Conduct monthly billing audit.
Coordinate annual discrimination testing with benefits consultant.
Participate in the planning and development of the overall benefits programs for salaried and union employees.
Participate in the preparation and evaluation of bids for benefits plan providers.
Assist in the preparation of the annual budget; track assigned benefits program spending.
Communicate benefits information and changes by updating benefits handbook and benefits policies as needed, and assist in the publication of periodic benefits newsletter.
Administer employee assistance program: provide support to WPO and site HR staff; coordinate training sessions and on-going promotion of the program; compose and distribute semi-annual program utilization report to senior management.
Work with internal resources in the Human Resources, Law, Accounting, Payroll and IT departments to ensure delivery of quality services to employees and plan compliance.
Conduct employee education meetings as needed to communicate details about assigned benefits programs.
Assist with vendor management and develop strong working relationships with key vendors and consultants.
Continue education and training to keep abreast of applicable legal requirements and related tax regulations to ensure benefits program compliance.
Conduct new employee orientation on a rotating basis.
Complete special projects and other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and experience administering and designing benefits programs.
Technical knowledge of applicable federal and state laws pertaining to benefits, including HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA, ERISA, PPACA, etc.
Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
Good research skills in a variety of medium to remain up to date on benefits trends and laws.
Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
Possess strong organizational and time management skills.
Strong computer skills, proficient in using Microsoft Office Software, including Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, and Power Point.
Strong negotiation skills.
Knowledge of SAP Personnel Module preferred.
Ability to work with all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to observe confidentiality.
Ability to work within a team environment.
Knowledge of HRIS systems, SAP Personnel Module preferred.
Education and Certifications
Associates Degree in Human Resources Management or related field
Seven (7) years of directly applicable benefits experience including administration, claims resolution, vendor management and design
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send me your updated resume in word format or call ASAP so that we can discuss it in more detail.
I look forward to speaking with you!
Thanks & Regards,
because the Right People are The Answer
Eclaro 450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1102, New York, New York 10123 eclaroIT.com
Benefits Administrator (Public Sector)