Manager, Benefits Job Description

Manager, Benefits Job Description

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Manager, benefits provides compliance assistance with respect to the various bodies of law governing compensation and benefit plans, including ERISA, IRC, ACA, and HIPAA.

Manager, Benefits Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ensures compliance of Benefits programs, utilizing knowledge of Benefits legislation (COBRA, FMLA, HIPAA, PPACA, ADA, other) and through keeping current on rules and regulations impacting Benefits programs
Ensure company compliance with all state and federal guidelines and supervise preparation of reports and applications required by law to be filed with federal and state agencies
COBRA administration for all terminated employees, divorced spouses, – maintain 3rd party administration, ensure proper notification and compliance
Implementing benefit plans that are competitive in the marketplace
Partner with Finance department and external consultant to develop plan budgets (approx
Manage U.S. financial programs and respective vendors for the 401(k) plan, non-qualified Deferred Compensation Plan, and a terminated defined benefit pension plan
Handle benefits administration and analytics fully
Help employees resolve benefit issues, enter new hires, send enrollment kits out, audit benefit bills, pay benefit bills, work with benefits broker
Would like ADP workforce now background and need someone who's good with benefits compliance and new laws
Must be analytical and enjoy reports and details

Manager, Benefits Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Manager, Benefits

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

Education for Manager, Benefits

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Manager, Benefits

Desired skills for manager, benefits include:

COBRA
ERISA
FMLA
HIPAA
Product offerings
Federal
Section 125
Excel
ACA
ADA

Desired experience for manager, benefits includes:

Strong implementation background
Have the determination to drive projects forward
Effective relationship building skills and organizational savvy
Maintain relationships with outside vendors, insurance companies and outsourced benefits consulting firms to ensure that all plans are administered in compliance with government regulations
Attend VEBA committee meetings and provide feedback to proposed changes
Act as liaison with insurance companies to resolve high-scale claim issues for employees having difficulties

Manager, Benefits Examples

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Manager, Benefits Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of manager, 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 manager, benefits
  • Responsible for benefits compliance with provisions of governmental regulations including ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, ACA Reporting, 5500 filings, Summary Plan Documents, Non-Discrimination Testing
  • Manage US leave of absence programs including FMLA, ADA, Worker’s Compensation and state required leaves
  • Ensure company compliance with federal and state laws, including updated summary plan documents (SPDs), annual plan notice distribution, non-discrimination testing, periodic audits of benefits plans & deductions to ensure plans remain compliant, and ensure reporting requirements are met timely
  • Overseeing orientation
  • Handling the on-boarding process
  • Dealing with 401 audits
  • Plan, develop and/or participate in area and industry surveys
  • Prepare and execute, with legal consultation, benefit documents such as original and amended plan texts, benefit agreements and insurance policies
  • Collaborate with Compliance division on ensuring adherence of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • Establishing policies and procedures relating to all employee benefit programs and assures legal compliance for all plans
Qualifications for manager, benefits
  • Developing analyses of statistical and census data for insurance carriers, vendors and senior management
  • Acting as a key liaison to benefit vendors
  • Counseling employees regarding retirement planning options, non-routine benefits coverage questions and exceptional needs
  • Managing annual open enrollment process, report and evaluate
  • Manage the administration and delivery of all benefit offerings
  • Participate in the annual re-evaluation of employee benefit plans
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Manager, Benefits Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a manager, benefits. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for manager, benefits
  • Research issues and provide recommendations on design and administration
  • Identify compliance risks and develop solutions
  • Partner with vendors, finance, tax and counsel on required reporting
  • Assist with development of participant communications
  • Develop and ensure distribution of required notices, reporting, SPDs
  • Manage vendors and test systems enhancements/changes with vendors and internally in SAP
  • Support auditor requests as needed
  • Understand and stay current with US and global retirement plan regulatory requirements and trends
  • Manage annual open enrollment process including plan implementation/changes and the development of communication materials for employees & their families
  • Collaborate with UK Group tax team Payroll to ensure tax and NIC compliance (RTI) in relation to benefit reporting through P11ds and PSA
Qualifications for manager, benefits
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in human resources or related functions benefits administration, analysis, training and development, information systems
  • Analyze and determine the most cost effective and competitive solutions to Total Reward initiatives and measure solutions (budget, usage, effectiveness, ) for program improvements
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance – process all enrollments/ terminations, and responsible for monthly bill payment and accounting reconciliations
  • International experience with multiple countries including Asia, Europe and, ideally, Latin America
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum of 6 years benefit experience in a multistate company
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Manager, Benefits Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of manager, 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 manager, benefits
  • Assist in analyzing existing benefit plans, trends, and prevailing competitive practices to ensure strategic alignment with business objectives
  • Lead activities pertaining to open enrollment and mid-year changes to benefit plans including preparing announcement material, booklets, and other media for communicating new plans/changes to employees
  • Assist with the annual design process to ensure plans are competitive and cost effective
  • Ensures the accuracy of the system setup, interface requirements, testing and ongoing auditing to ensure accurate data transmission
  • Take the lead in accurate and timely data input
  • Enroll new hires onto the facility's health insurance plan
  • Collaborate with HR leadership to take a proactive role in ensuring that our suite of programs meet the needs of our employees
  • Operate as a “change agent” to streamline Benefit processes and procedures
  • Make recommendations for and install approved, new, or modified plans and employee benefit policies and administers existing plans
  • Develop cost control procedures to assure maximum coverage at the least possible cost to the hospital and employee
Qualifications for manager, benefits
  • Exceptional customer service attributes, working as knowledge leader, while also contributing to the overall total rewards team to create an awesome employee experience
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills where root cause analysis is necessary and the ability to challenge “status quo” is required to develop an innovative and practical solution
  • Proven ability to support change, through project management and delivering accurate, high quality outcomes
  • High proficiency in HR system knowledge to understand benefit set ups, reporting and needed interfaces, working in conjunction with the HRIS team
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office applications, including PowerPoint
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years’ experience in employee benefits
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Manager, Benefits Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a manager, benefits. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for manager, benefits
  • Manage US benefit programs (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, flexible spending plans, ) including compliance activities, reporting and analysis, and related projects
  • Manage annual US open enrollment
  • Responsible for administering company retirement plans (traditional 401(k) and Roth) including eligibility and employee education
  • Manage all aspects of vendor relationships
  • Ensure compliance with applicable regulations
  • Support the delivery of projects and reporting which will include research, analysis and the development of recommendations
  • Ensures company compliance with provisions of Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • Must stay informed of legislative changes where applicable and proactively manage the plans to be compliant
  • Ownership of benefit program administration, including partnering with internal/external business partners
  • Recommends employee benefit programs by examining, evaluating, and optimizing employee understanding, acceptance, and interests, costs, regulatory requirements, and competitive advantage
Qualifications for manager, benefits
  • Interacts closely with Payroll, Benefits, Compensation, Internal Audit, Legal and Finance departments Benefit Representatives at various plant locations
  • Resolve escalated benefits-related issues
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience designing and administering benefit programs in a complex global environment
  • A Bachelor’s degree and 4-6 years of experience in Benefits Administration
  • BS in HR, business or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced, high-growth company with experience in global health and welfare benefits a plus
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Manager, Benefits Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of manager, 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 manager, benefits
  • Serve as the key member of the 401K fiduciary committee
  • Arranges for wellness program events at all company locations
  • Manages benefit plan audits including the compilation and filing of 5500s for health, and disability plans
  • Development of new benefit programs
  • Oversee Open Enrollment process
  • Develop wellness program and events
  • Provides input and updates information to employee benefit communications including Summary Plan Descriptions, Plan Documents, forms, , for the Company’s Health & Welfare plans
  • Ensures clear communication to all benefit eligible associates
  • Ensuring policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance
  • Overseeing Health & Welfare annual open enrollment and managing retirement plans year-end processes
Qualifications for manager, benefits
  • CEBs or other benefits/compliance certification preferred
  • An Undergraduate degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related discipline is preferred as is an advanced degree
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in Human Resources focusing in Benefits health & welfare and retirement plans is required with the qualification of an Undergraduate degree
  • Experience with the Ultimate UltiPro system and automating benefits systems and processes is highly preferred
  • The ability to multitask and be comfortable working in a culturally diverse environment is also required
  • Must have mature judgment, the ability to counsel and at the same time have the confidence to push back as appropriate

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