Benefits Analyst

K12 Herndon , VA 20171

Posted 5 months ago

Benefits Analyst

K12 is a technology-based education company that offers proprietary curriculum and instructional support services to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. As the leader in K-12 online education for more than a decade, the company uses virtual public and private schooling methods to provide families with alternatives to traditional "brick and mortar" classrooms, giving children access to a high-quality education no matter where they are in the world.

We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest level of integrity. We have the same high expectations for our employees as we do for the students who are in our programs. These are just a few of the values that make K12 a great place to work.

The Benefits Analyst is responsible for escalated operation and compliance concerns of the company's group health and welfare and retirement programs. Expected activities include developing and managing various benefit programs, vendor management, process improvement, and enrollment and cost analysis. The incumbent works closely with HRIS, Payroll, Finance and HR Business Partner teams in the performance of their responsibilities.

AS A/An Benefits Analyst, YOU WILL..

  • Understands and administers government regulations and plan provisions accordingly to ensure compliance on all benefit plans;
  • In collaboration with other HR team members, defines and executes against an escalation path for resolution of advanced benefits questions or problems;
  • Ensures plans are compliant with local, state and federal regulations, including timely and accurate completion of all required government filings, and distribution of required participant plan disclosures. Responsibilities include 401(k) non-discrimination testing, 5500 audits and filings, ACA filings, dependent care FSA non-discrimination testing, etc;
  • Establishes and executes audits of all benefit plans to ensure compliance and support timely payments to vendors;
  • Assists with benefits open enrollment set up, testing, communication and maintenance;
  • Manages vendor relationships and assist with vendor selection and implementation projects;
  • Identifies opportunities for continual process improvement;
  • Manages all aspects of absence management, to including partnering with disability/FMLA vendor on STD, LTD, FMLA, K12 Non-FMLA and state mandated leave programs. Effectively collaborates with HR team and payroll to ensure timely and accurate processing and payment of leave benefits;
  • Administers K12's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) process, including collaboration with legal counsel and company leaders to implement reasonable accommodations;
  • Administers K12's retirement plan and state retirement plans, including processing electronic notifications from record keeper and trustee, Form 5500 audit and filings, annual non-discrimination testing preparation and execution, research and implementation of required state retirement plans, and reconciliation of administration errors to ensure compliance with plan and government regulations;
  • Acts as backup to Equity Plan Administration and can effectively process awards and vestings appropriately;
  • Understands tuition assistance benefits under Section 127 and fringe benefits under Section 132 and administers the benefits appropriately.


  • Do you communicate well?
  • Can you build customer confidence?
  • Are you able to tackle problems and take independent action?
  • Is your manner honest and straightforward?
  • Are you able to prioritize and meet deadlines?
  • Do you value others' opinions?



  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field AND

  • Three (3) of benefits administration/analysis experience OR

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Knowledge of benefit regulations, including health care reform (Affordable Care Act ACA), HIPAA, etc.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

  • Proven ability managing vendor relationships

  • Proven success managing the benefits enrollment and eligibility processes for an employee population of over 5,000 employees

  • Focus on customer satisfaction

  • Must be able to work some evenings/weekends as needed by management and client groups

Other Qualifications

  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio; Intermediate to advanced Excel user.

  • Experience with benefit module(s) of HRIS applications such as Ultimate Software, Workday, Oracle, etc.

  • Web proficiency

  • Ability to travel 5% of the time

  • Ability to pass required background check


  • About us

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K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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