Directs the planning and administration of the benefits programs including health, dental, life and disability insurance, pension, tax deferred annuity, FMLA and related programs. Assures compliance with legal requirements; prepares and files required legal documents. Researches trends, prepares cost estimates and recommends plan modifications or improvements. Directs HR Reporting.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
- Administers the health system's benefit programs according to AAHS policy ensuring sound management practices.
- Develops innovative solutions to the problems of meeting employee and health system needs. Designs or modifies benefit plans to adapt to changing climates and fiscal demands.
- Determines effectiveness of current benefit plans. Stays up to date and knowledgeable on technical, legislative and tax developments.
- Initiates benefit plan changes by developing announcement materials, booklets, slides, etc. Organizes and conducts meetings. Revises communications from time to time.
- Plans and files necessary reports and documents pursuant to regulations with governmental agencies such as the IRS, DOL and other state and federal organizations. Works with the third-party vendor on medical plan enrollment compliance by overseeing quarterly dependent validation audits.
- Acts as a liaison between employees and management on benefit issues. Handles employee/management inquiries and complaints. Ensures equitable and courteous resolution. Manages relations between health system and various vendors.
- Assumes administrative responsibilities for updating benefit plan records. Arranges for payment of premiums, contributions, and funding for all plans. Compiles and distributes required reports as needed.
- Responsible for developing annual benefit budget. Provides ongoing management reports on plan activity.
- Oversees the FMLA program ensuring accurate administration and adherence to all regulations.
- Responsible for administering the retirement programs (401(a), 403(b), 401(k) and frozen defined benefit plan) in accordance with best practice and federal regulations. Oversees annual audits.
- B.A. or B.S. in business administration, economics or related field required, masters preferred.
- Three to five year's substantive experience in Human Resources management.
- At least three years' experience in employee benefits compliance.
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will not be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Physical Demands -
Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.