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 Benefits and Payroll Specialist - Towson, Maryland, United States

Job information
Posted by: Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company 
Hiring entity type: Insurance 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: 401(k) -
Health Insurance -
Relocation: No relocation assistance provided 
Position functions: Accounting
HR - Benefits/Compensation
Travel: Minimal 
Accept candidates: in same state/locale 
Languages: English - Native
Minimum education: Bachelor Degree 
Minimum years experience:
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Virtual interview questions: No questions which require answers when applying for this job posting.
Job code: / Latpro-3599500 
Date posted: Mar-05-2018
State, Zip: Maryland, 21286


Assists the Director of HR in the supervision and administration of employee benefit and retirement programs as well as providing comprehensive knowledge, consultation services and support to all employees and managers within the benefits and retirement areas of HR.

Assists the Director in the daily administration of all Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company benefits including serving as the primary contact for the insurance broker and/or providers.
Works with all HR Business Partners to manage leave for employees.
Serves as Health Benefits & Retirement Coordinator for all State of Maryland programs including serving as the primary contact for the Employee Benefits Division and/or providers.
Negotiating benefit programs with appropriate vendors/brokers.
Contributes to the development of new plans or modifications to existing plans for Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company.
Participates in the evaluation of existing company benefits with those of other employers by analyzing other plans, surveys, and other sources of information.
Creates and maintains internal documentation relevant to all internal benefit plans.
Conducts employee meetings, events and training regarding various benefit and retirement subjects.
Reviews and analyzes state and federal laws pertaining to benefits and retirement and reports necessary or suggested changes to management.
Assists in the Management of employee leave programs.
Serves as the Administrator for all HR systems, which includes ensuring the accuracy of data, development of custom reports and working with vendors and internal departments to update systems as needed.
Makes suggestions on the recommended use and integration of various HR systems.
Collaborates with the Finance department on biweekly payroll administration.
Develops and maintains various reports, and provides comprehensive data analysis to make recommendations to both the HR staff and Chesapeake Employers' management team that aid in making decisions, policies, best practices, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Bias for Action
Knowledge Sharing
Deliver Results
Service and Sales Excellence
Personal Leadership
Teamwork and Communication


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required which include, close vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Office environment. The noise level is usually moderate.



A Bachelor's degree in human resources or related field and 4 - 6 years' experience in a relevant business related discipline.
4-6+ years of payroll/benefits related experience in lieu of a degree and experience.
A CEBS or PHR/SPHR certification is preferred.
Knowledge of various laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to payroll and benefits.
Prior experience with HRIS systems is required.
Intermediary Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Advanced knowledge of payroll