Essential Functions: Job PurposeThe Benefits Coordinator provides support to the benefits program management functions including benefit eligibility reviews, benefit enrollment support, premium calculations and processing, project management support, and benefit reporting.Essential Functions (Essential functions are the primary duties/major job responsibilities that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The essential functions are listed in order of importance.) Assists with administering various employee benefits programs: 403(b) 457(b) retirement plans, COBRA, flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, and other benefits offered at the University.Co-manages bi-weekly benefits' audits by verifying the calculation of the premium statements for group insurance policies and benefit related deductions.Reviews and responds to unemployment claims with appropriate response, monitoring monthly unemployment statements, and representing the University at potential hearings when necessary.Interacts with carrier representatives to resolve billing and coverage issues.Maintains, reviews, and analyzes university policies and collective bargaining agreements to align benefits programs and benefit delivery model.Conducts benefits orientations, meets with employees to discuss retirement programs, and supports benefits self-enrollment system. Supports benefits compliance requirements by building calendar of compliance obligations, distributing required employee notices, maintaining documentation.Assists department in completing benefits reporting requirements including benefit surveys, benefit eligibility grid, union reporting requirements. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation:Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related field or equivalent related experience.Experience:Two to four years of experience in benefits administration or related field. Experience supporting HRIS / Benefits administration systems. Experience providing presentation to both large and small groups. Experience supporting the data management and reporting needs of an organization. Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesStrong analytical skills with ability to build, read, analyze, and interpret complex reports and data. Critical thinking and problem solving skills. Detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy and reliable follow through. Ability to learn new technology. Excellent verbal and written communication. Ability to multi-task and organize/prioritize workload. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel.)
Internal Number: 76_206262
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