Benefits Administrator

Location: St. Louis, MO
Job Code: 420
# of openings: 1

Description

Contract Benefits Specialist

 

Position Summary

To provide temporary support (3-6 months) to Human Resources Department during an employee absence in key areas including benefits administration, employee relations and interpretation of company policies and programs.

 

Responsibilities

  • Administer all benefit plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k, COBRA, Flex, etc.)
  • Interact with employees and management regarding various HR benefit inquiries
  • Conduct new hire benefit orientations
  • Prepare personnel and benefit files for new hires
  • Enter all new enrollment and status changes into Medical, Dental, COBRA, 401k, Life and HRB systems
  • Process all terminations and other employee changes into various carrier websites and HRB system
  • Maintain current knowledge of FMLA administration, guidelines and laws.
  • Thorough understanding of requirements of COBRA, HIPPA, ERISA, and IRS rules on pertinent benefit programs
  • Process 401k loans
  • Manage Intranet site for announcements or changes
  • Develop, run and analyze various data and other ad-hoc reports for Director of Human Resources
  • Assist Director of HR and other department members with a variety of project-related activities in all key functional areas
  • Oversee the completion of projects including; planning, assigning, monitoring, reviewing progress and evaluating results

 


 

Professional Requirements

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in developing and managing employee health and benefits insurance programs
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with impeccable attention to detail
  • Is a good listener and shows an interest in what others have to say
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and work in a team environment with a strong customer service focus required
  • Possesses good organizational/time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • High comfort level with MS Office Suite
  • Familiar with ADP – HRB preferred
  • Demonstrates a high degree of commitment to the organization.  Is committed to professionalism in the workplace as demonstrated through appearance, timeliness, and communication skills

 

Personal Requirements

  • Possesses a high level of Integrity.  Acts ethically and is above reproach.  Builds trust through honesty and reliability.  Meets commitments and keeps promises
  • Demonstrates Self - Control.  Manages his/her impulsive feelings and distressing emotions well.  Stays composed in trying moments
  • Must be extremely Flexible.  Smoothly handles shifting priorities and rapid change.  Is flexible in how he/she sees events
  • Is always Optimistic.  Demonstrates a “positive mental attitude.”  Persists in seeking goals despite obstacles and setbacks
  • Fosters Communication.  Is effective in give-and-take.  Deals with difficult issues straightforwardly.  Listens well and welcomes the sharing of information.  Fosters open communication and stays receptive to bad news as well as good

 

Educational Requirements

BA or BS Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field preferred but not required.

 

Organizational Relationships

Reports to Director of Human Resource and interacts with Department Leaders and Executive team on a regular basis

 



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