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Benefits Specialist

Company: Vaco Staffing
Location: Stamford
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Summary: In this newly created role, the Benefits Specialist will support the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and 401(k) plan. Given our continued growth, we are committed to providing excellent service and support to all of our physician partners and employees.Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Supports overall benefits delivery across the organization, ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and excellent customer service, for both active employees and COBRA participants.
  • Ensures the accuracy of all benefits enrollments in Paycom HRIS system to provide vendors with accurate eligibility information. Confirms feeds to carriers in a timely manner and conducts audits in HRIS system to confirm accuracy. Manages HSA data in HRIS.
  • Ensures new hires have accurate and timely information regarding benefits and enrollment processes. Maintains all benefit orientation materials and responds to inquiries.
  • Plays a lead role in the Open Enrollment process and employee training for both acquisitions and annual Open Enrollment, including system testing, auditing and communications.
  • Responds promptly to benefits inquiries from all employees and physicians on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes, claim issues and other general inquiries. Escalates to broker as needed.
  • Performs quality checks of benefits-related data and reconciles all invoices monthly. Coordinates with carriers to ensure all employee data is correct.
  • Processes and administers all leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork in coordination with vendor: medical, personal, disability and FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act). Administers state paid family leaves. Effectively interprets FMLA and ADA implications.
  • Manages workers compensation process.
  • Manages retirement plan administration including weekly maintenance, enrollment, deferral and status changes as well as annual catch up contributions and discrimination testing.Who you are:Qualifications:
    • Extensive knowledge of employee benefits as well as compliance with ACA, IRS and ERISA regulations.
    • Excellent customer service
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills including to communicate complex benefits information with all levels of the organization.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel knowledge of VLOOKUP, formulas and pivot tables.
    • Paycom HRIS experience a plus.
    • Ability to multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment and respond to shifting priorities
    • Results orientation with strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to travel up to 10% to practices and offices for benefit education sessions.Education and Experience:
      • Bachelor's degree in HR or related field preferred, experience and/or other training/certification may be substituted for the education.
      • 3-5 years' experience in HR and/or benefits administration.
      • Experience with M&A and integration a plus.

Keywords: Vaco Staffing, Stamford , Benefits Specialist, Other , Stamford, Connecticut

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