The Employee Benefits Manager is primarily responsible for developing the strategy, administration, and communication of all employee benefit plans for the company, including, healthcare, life/disability, 401(k), stock purchase, discount programs, and charitable giving plans, and reports directly to the Vice President of Human Resources. To be successful, you will survey industry trends to determine the companys competitive position for employee benefits and will provide superior customer service to employees for prompt and effective resolution of inquiries. You will be a key contributor to helping maintain employee retention by recommending and implementing innovative and competitive benefit programs.
Prepare and analyze reports of participation and costs associated with each current benefit plan for management.
Develop and maintain direct relationships with all benefit plan vendors on administrative issues, including, but not limited to file transmissions, websites, communications, enrollment, and billing.
Provide superior customer service as the primary point of contact for employees with benefit plan issues/questions and promote companys culture by building trusted rapport with employees.
Participate in annual open enrollment planning by providing analysis of employee requirements and market trends, and providing recommendations for alternative benefit plans/options.
Oversee leave of absence and disability programs and assure that all affected employees are properly informed and that HR recordkeeping is accurately maintained.
Compile and process vendor billing for each plan, and prepare and file 5500 forms.
Draft regular communications on benefit programs for employees, and prepare and deliver employee presentations relating to the plans (which may require travel to field offices).
Maintain the HR page of the companys intranet site with current information on benefit programs.
Keep abreast of federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting our plans to ensure they remain relevant, accurate, and legally compliant, and provide expertise as it relates to best practices and industry trends.
Manage all compliance matters, including preparation of appropriate reporting, survey responses, and applications, where required.
Manage staff of three employees assisting in benefits administration.
Maintain technical knowledge by establishing personal and professional networks, participating in professional societies, and attending relevant conferences, where applicable.
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience.
Proven work experience with, and demonstrated knowledge of, employee benefit programs (5+ years minimum).
Hands-on experience with Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS); Ultimate Software a plus and Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong time management and decision-making skills.
Excellent oral and verbal communication skills with the proven ability to communicate with all levels of management throughout the organization.
Will abide by departmental policies and procedures, including authority levels, to comply with C&Fs risk management controls.
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