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Benefits Specialist

Company: Nationwide Logistics Industry
Location: Sterling
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a driven and tech-savvy candidate to join the team as a Benefits Specialist. This position will be the first point of contact regarding all benefits concerns and will interact daily with employees, outside affiliates, team members and company Executives. The role is with an innovative and nationwide company in the logistics industry. The company has a fun, innovative, and casual atmosphere.*Responsibilities of the Benefits Specialist:** Audits data records to ensure accuracy of reports and invoices; arranges for timely flow of benefits payments* Conducts analysis and usage evaluations of benefit programs* Responds to employee inquiries regarding benefit options, benefit entitlements, plan design, co-payments, deductibles, and dependent coverages* Administers benefits programs including fulfillment of reporting requirements, monitoring and coordination of general day-to-day administration of retirement and other health and welfare insurance plans* Document and maintain administrative procedures for assigned benefits processes* Tracks benefit eligibility dates and notifies employees of entitlement eligibility* Conducts benefit orientation meetings with individuals and groups as needed to introduce plan modifications and regulatory changes affecting participants.* Assist with reconciliation with health benefit claims issues on behalf of employees as appropriate* Maintains a current working knowledge of benefit legislation, industry standards and best practices* Provides guidance and assistance to employees relative to the policies, practices, and procedures affecting their benefit eligibility and entitlements.* Maintains and updates the employee Benefits Summaries and information for a variety of benefit plans (medical, dental, ancillary, flexible spending, PTO, retirement plans, etc.)* Maintains and updates the employee benefit website to ensure that changes are communicated timely; and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) notices are posted in accordance with published specifications. May be required to send company-wide communication notices via e-mail or through the employee portal* Performs as liaison between employment benefit vendors and employees to ensure adherence to plan provisions and to resolve issues or to reconcile claims* Responds and tracks unemployment claims and assists in protest hearings for ineligible claimants*Qualifications of the Benefits Specialist:** Completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience* A minimum of 1 year recent experience performing benefits analysis and/or administration* Well versed in federal and state employment and leave laws as well as knowledge of relevant federal state regulations including HIPAA, FMLA, COBRA, etc.* Ability to design and generate queries, reports, and export from HRIS System* Highly organized with strong and thorough written and verbal communication skills* Timely response skills needed to respond to employees, employee inquiries, claims, billing, and entitlement issues* Proficient with online benefit databases, use of Excel spreadsheets required* Ability to query data and structure data in easy-to-use reports and charts* Proficient using Microsoft Office suite and Great Plains nice to have#NOTGAJOBJob Type: Full-timePay: $60,000.00 - $69,000.00 per yearBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Vision insuranceSchedule:* Monday to FridayAbility to commute/relocate:* Sterling, VA: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Preferred)Experience:* Benefits administration: 1 year (Required)Work Location: In person

Keywords: Nationwide Logistics Industry, Sterling , Benefits Specialist, Other , Sterling, Virginia

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