Benefits Specialist

Leidos Reston , VA 20190

Posted 5 months ago

Job Description:

Leidos has a career opportunity for a Benefits Specialist located in Reston, VA.


  • Manage new vendor service offerings, assist in determining impact on plan and update plan rules, administrative processes, and participant communications accordingly;

  • Act as project manager on required and desired plan changes;

  • Manage health and welfare day-to-day vendor relationships, coordinate team and delivery of vendor services;

  • Assist in researching and analyzing plan trends, benchmarking, and other data to ensure Leidos programs are competitive;

  • Develop recommendations for improvements in plan design and administration;

  • Review and update communication materials (web sites, SPDs, enrollment materials, etc.) where necessary or desirable to ensure accuracy and compliance;

  • Support plan compliance and plan financial administration;

  • Ensure proper records and plan controls are maintained;

  • Work effectively with and support Leidos Enterprise Shared Services staff to resolve program and employee questions and issues;

  • Assist in managing the annual benefit enrollment processes;

  • Assist in designing and executing ongoing benefits strategy;

  • Review and support plan non-discrimination testing;

  • Identify testing issues and recommend corrective actions, if necessary;

  • Assist Finance with IRS filings and Plan Audits as needed;

  • Work independently to establish necessary timeline and required notifications in accordance with ACA and ERISA requirements;

  • Review and finalize UAT with vendor teams to ensure accurate rollout of all plan changes; and

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position may include occasional travel (up to 5% of time).


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university required and 8+ years of related experience. Additional years' experience may be used in lieu of a degree.

  • 6+ years of benefits experience in plan design and administration, benefits communication and broker negotiation;

  • Demonstrated experience and success with managing complex benefits projects with multiple departments and a large number of participants;

  • Working knowledge of compliance with ERISA, IRS laws, and current regulations pertinent to health and welfare plans desired;

  • Excellent verbal (including presentation) and written communication skills; and

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


  • CEBS preferred.

  • Workday HCM desired.

Key Skills and Attributes for Success in this Role:

  • Strong project management and organizational skills;

  • Strong analytical skills;

  • Strong team player with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with peers and all levels of management;

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment and act as a change agent;

  • Must be a dependable, self-starter, detail- and results-oriented;

  • Adherence to highest levels of confidentiality, discretion and integrity; and

  • Position will be filled at a level consistent with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Leidos is a Fortune 500 information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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