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Human Resources Benefits Specialist

The Grey Group
Windham, Connecticut, United States
December 01, 2016

Human Resources Benefits Specialist needed. Position Purpose:

The purposes of this position are to assist with the management and administration, programs and activities of the Human Resource Department in the functional areas of employee benefits. The Benefits Specialist is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in administering employee health benefits and is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.

Essential Job Functions:

Assist in the planning and administration of the Human Resource department’s employee benefits.

Coordinate employee orientation sessions and handle enrollment of employees for various employee benefits such as medical, dental and life insurance, retirement, flexible spending accounts, HSA and HRA accounts. Able to calculate health benefit deductions for multiple plans: PPO, Comprehensive PPO and HSA plans. Able to work on Anthem system to manage employee plans for different subgroups.

Manage and maintain records for all employee benefit programs, including (but not limited to) retirement, medical and life.

Administer and assist with paper work for employees who resign, retire or are terminated such as Cobra benefits, and Medicare supplements.

Maintain expenditure records for all budgetary items for the department and purchase/maintain supplies inventory for the office.

Develop, schedule and coordinate mandatory and required health benefit training programs.

Attend various administrative meetings such as safety committee, employee committees and department head meetings as required.

Compile data for written reports to our officials and state agencies as required.


Education, Training and Experience:

The qualifications required would generally be acquired with an Associates Degree in Public Administration, Human Resources or related field and 5 years increasingly responsible work experience including 1 year of risk management, benefits administration experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and work experience. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or related field is preferred.

Special Requirements:

Valid CT Drivers License.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of employee benefits; knowledge of appropriate computer systems; working knowledge of all our operations.

Ability: Ability to deal effectively and maintain working relationships with applicants, our employees and state agencies, etc.; ability to consistently implement policies and procedures and to be able to explain them; ability to multitask and prioritize; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to maintain confidential records; ability to prepare reports in written form; ability to utilize data processing applications as they relate to the functions of the Human Resources department; ability to assign, train, and supervise clerical staff.

Skill: Solid verbal and written communication skills; aptitude for working with and explaining policies and procedures to people; aptitude for working with people and maintaining effective working relationships with various groups; problem solving skills; aptitude for working with paperwork and details; skill in using standard office equipment and computer systems; skills associated with the supervision and training of staff; skills associated with handling numerous projects at one time.