Benefits Job Description

Benefits Job Description

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Benefits provides proactive day-to-day administrative support for benefit processes, programs, and plans, such as medical and dental, life/AD&D and disability insurance, health savings accounts, 401(k), pension and COBRA.

Benefits Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective benefits job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included benefits job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintain knowledge of government regulations, , PPACA, HIPAA, COBRA, ERISA, IRS, DOL, Section 125, GINA
Administer the COBRA program
Adhere to all aspects of the firm’s HIPAA Policy, ensuring full compliance
Provide a breakdown of monthly debits to Finance for administration expenses, medical, prescription drug, dental, FSA and vision claims
Oversee benefits function, open enrollment, FMLA, LOA, 401k
Input information into the pension system (and other systems when applicable)
Process participant data updates and client payroll files
Input payment information into the client's pension system (and other systems when applicable)
Process all pended enrollments, life events, and employee changes submitted by employees via Employee Access such requests submitted via telephone
Administer the 401(k) plan

Benefits Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Benefits

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CEBS, PHR, SPHR, CBP, SHRM, HR, EBS, SCP, ADA, FMLA

Education for Benefits

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the benefits job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Human Resources, Education, Business, Business/Administration, Finance, Administration, Accounting, Communication, Management, Associates

Skills for Benefits

Desired skills for benefits include:

Life insurance
COBRA process
Cost of associated premiums
LTD enrollments and changes
Prescription plan

Desired experience for benefits includes:

Acts as liaison to the Cafeteria Plan and 401(k) third party administrators
5+ years experience with 401(k) and non-qualified deferred compensation plan administration
Proven ability to work with all levels of management and experience with unions
Experience in working with payroll and HRIS projects as they relate to benefits
2-4 years in functional or similar role
CEBS, CBP, PHR or SPHR designation preferred

Benefits Examples


Benefits Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of benefits. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for benefits
  • Perform all necessary calculations and compliance validations
  • Review and handle members' inquiries thoroughly and professionally
  • Review members' case files and perform necessary due diligence to ensure members' benefits are calculated accurately
  • Process transactions efficiently to support Department's real-time processing
  • Identify process exceptions and escalate incidents or trends timely and accordingly
  • Support User Acceptance Testing (UAT) on functional enhancements and data issues
  • Support ad hoc projects and initiatives within Benefits Administration, as needed
  • Administer 401(k) Savings program
  • Manage and audit timely payments of premiums and invoices
  • Assist in processes, systems, procedures, and materials to support all benefit program administration
Qualifications for benefits
  • Process benefit terminations in the HRIS/UltiPro system
  • Process changes in benefit status (adding/dropping dependents)
  • Technical knowledge of health and welfare and 401(k) plan administration and systems and the ability to understand complex systems, laws and plan rules
  • Knowledge of benefit programs and how it relates to Healthcare reform, plan documents and administrative procedures to ensure compliance with Federal & Department of Labor regulations and consistent application of DCL policies
  • Strong computer skills, including database management and a high degree of proficiency in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, and other graphic programs, and Internet navigation
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with peers, employees, managers, and clients, to maintain confidentiality in daily operations and to conduct daily duties in a professional manner

Benefits Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a benefits. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for benefits
  • Administers all leaves of absences for disability claims
  • Administers the daily tasks for the 401(k) Plan
  • Collaborate on plan design for new plans or changes to existing plans
  • Act as a liaison between the organization and the PBM vendor
  • Manage the PBM interfaces
  • Recommend solutions to any systems-related issues
  • Act as the primary contact to the PBM vendor on all issues
  • Assist with ongoing analysis and assessment of PBM vendor performance
  • Ensure operational compliance with PBM vendor to support MBU pharmacy sales
  • Coordinate the development of ongoing training programs
Qualifications for benefits
  • Send eligibility notices to employees and vendors
  • Process new hire benefits in HRIS/UltiPro system
  • Knowledge of plan documents and administrative procedures to ensure compliance with Federal & Department of Labor regulations and consistent application of DCL policies
  • General knowledge and experience with HRIS systems, SAP knowledge and Reporting is a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Mathematics
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, or Human Resources or equivalent in education and experience required

Benefits Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a benefits. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for benefits
  • Acting as a strategic business partner to client HR
  • Preparation of communication materials (posters, postcards)
  • Overseeing weekly eligibility updates between Oracle and client's payroll and carriers/vendors
  • Process Leave of Absence paperwork company-wide
  • Input bi-weekly payroll ensuring disability and time off are properly recorded for employees on leave
  • Support Managers and HR in administration of leaves and answering employee questions
  • Work with internal and external legal on navigating complexities and ensuring compliance changes are implemented
  • Ensure employees on workers compensation are appropriately included in the leave process
  • Work with local HR and Benefits Services Group on process improvement and ongoing training
  • Participate in cyclical benefit programs including Open Enrollment, Ramp-up and Benefit Fairs
Qualifications for benefits
  • Two plus years customer service experience in ADP Major Accounts Role or equivalent
  • In depth knowledge of ADP's HRB and PayeXpert (or PCPW) products and a proven proficiency of navigating the ADP organization to resolve client requests preferred
  • Demonstrated client conflict resolution skills
  • Proven analysis and problem solving capabilities
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, especially Word & Excel
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all personnel data and matters

Benefits Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a benefits. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for benefits
  • Assist in the day- to-day administration of employee benefits, including enrollments and terminations, compliance testing, processing monthly invoices for group plans, maintaining benefits databases and HRIS benefit records, coordinating with Finance to ensure accurate benefits and compensation data for payroll, maintaining employee benefit files and updating payroll records
  • Respond to employee concerns through serving as primary point of contact for general benefits inquiries
  • Maintain benefits information in Workday
  • Document and maintain administrative guides for assigned benefit processes
  • Assist in the design, review and update benefits communications on an ongoing basis
  • Partner with team to plan and execute annual benefits open enrollment
  • Partner with broker to prepare reports and applications required by law to be filed with federal and state agencies, such as, Department of Labor and other regulatory agencies
  • Provides Manulife with required information within 5 business days of request
  • Responsible for calculation/communication where recovery process required and reimbursement/recovery of benefit premiums if overpaid
  • Process profile changes and SunLife approvals while ensuring that cut-off deadlines are adhered to
Qualifications for benefits
  • 2 to 4 years minimum combined experience in employee benefits administration, human resources or equivalent work experience
  • Work independently and with others in a team environment
  • Technical knowledge of state, federal and provincial benefit laws and regulations
  • Strong Microsoft Office Product skills (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Good math skills (and experience in Excel and general report writing on a variety of platforms)
  • Ability to work with both employees, executives and outside vendors such as broker/consultants, plan administrators, outside counsel, outside auditor, outside investment advisor and others

Benefits Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a benefits. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for benefits
  • Respond to Service Now requests and investigations
  • Responsible for UAT on projects as required
  • Provide timely response to all benefit related queries
  • Serve as a focal point of contact for external providers/vendors
  • Accurately and in timely manner update the information on communication channels
  • Assurance compliance of the processes, policies and procedures and raising when there are gaps, risks or malfunctions
  • Identify process improvements and implementation of benefits plan or process changes
  • Coordinating transfer of data to external contacts for services, premiums and plan administration
  • Acting as the primary employee contact on retirement benefits
  • Gathering information and data for the preparation and/or filing of annual health and welfare, and retirement plan 5500s
Qualifications for benefits
  • Two plus years experience in employee benefits and/or HR administration
  • Good understanding of all financial and regulatory aspect of benefit plans
  • Familiarity with Kronos and Ultipro
  • Great customer service as you will be the first point of contact for staff with benefit questions
  • Benefits or HR experience preferred
  • General business knowledge of the insurance industry and pharmacy benefit programs

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