HR Benefits Specialist

Masonicare Wallingford , CT 06492

Posted 3 weeks ago


Wallingford, CT 06492Posting Date:


HR Benefits Specialist

Masonicare - Wallingford, CT

Full Time

Day Shift

Responsible for the coordination of Employee Benefits and Wellness Programs.

Essential Responsibilities:

1.Answer and respond to all benefits questions and employee inquiries. Provide general solutions by providing proper materials and explanations.

Complete investigation and resolution of problems/issues. Escalate issues when needed.

2.Administers all employee benefits to include enrollments, changes, QLE's and cancellations for dental, medical, vision, life/ADD, STD, LTD, as well as additional voluntary benefits. Run reports when needed.

3.Prepares and distribute all benefit communications, materials enrollment packages, and send out annual compliance mailings. Assist in development of benefit brochures/fact sheets.

Assist in defining a strategic outlook to current and future benefit offerings. Suggest changes that align with our mission statement, and other regulatory requirements.

4.Promote and deliver health and wellness programs/initiatives to improve employees' health and well-being. Monitor the effectiveness of programs and classroom learning sessions from participants throughout all Masonicare locations.

Manage Wellness Budget and annual Wellness Program Calendar. Work collaboratively with the Manager Employee Health to set up new wellness programs and manage ongoing programs.

5.Assist Retirement and Leaves Administrator in FMLA/LOA mailings, notices and invoices. Send out claim update emails to appropriate managers.

6.Maintain and update all internal and online insurance carriers database benefits systems. Process all changes, additions and terminations.

Compute and verify all insurance deductions. Run and distribute benefit reports as required.

7.Act as the organization's liaison with insurance carrier representatives. Responsible for reconciling and allocating insurance carriers invoices.

8.Processes all employee tuition applications. Source new educational partnerships and implement educational discounts.

Find and implement new company discounts. Educate and inform employees of educational partnerships, and company discounts.

9.Manage the Benefits Intranet page by keeping all information up to date and accurate.

  1. Prepares and distributes Separation Checklists and manages all aspects of COBRA administration.

  2. Manages audits and ensures the accuracy of employees PTO accruals. When applicable process PTO donations.

  3. Carries out various administrative responsibilities throughout open enrollment process to include preparation of materials and processing enrollment changes. Troubleshoot issues with enrollment. Work with HRIS to set up self-service portal to accommodate Open Enrollment.

  4. Completes all Benefit Verifications letters upon request.

  5. Performs other duties as required.

Education: A bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field required or preferred or equivalent amount of experience in the employee benefits field.

Experience: 2-3 years' experience in benefits administration, health promotion, and wellness preferred. Knowledge of Benefit Administration. Strong computer skills, to include Microsoft Office applications.

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