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HR Benefits Administrator

  • Ref: 289430
  • Type: Temporary
  • Location: Bethel, CT
  • Industry: Healthcare
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

Our client is currently in need of an HR Benefits Administrator to support a large workforce.

Job Duties

  • Administers the health, disability and life insurance plans for employees, including union and non­ union plans, ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations. 
  • Maintains awareness of changing regulatory requirements.    
  • Manages the day-to-day relationship with the benefit vendors. Independently resolves issues, and escalates if necessary.
  • Prepares reports and analyses for management. Completes government reports as necessary.
  • Calculates monthly premiums and audits for accuracy.  Prepares invoices for approval and processing.
  • Conducts new employee benefits orientation. Works with the staffing group during the recruiting process and meets with candidates as necessary to help prospective employees understand the benefits package offered by WCHN.
  • Prepares communications for employees which may be posted on the intranet or sent to employee homes.
  • Implements new plans and conducts employee meetings.
  • Calculates COBRA rates, and develops models for cost sharing between employee and employer. Works with the labor relations team or other HR staff members to cost out potential union rate changes during
  • Oversee the annual open enrollment process. Ensure files are transmitted to the vendors.   
  • Works closely with IT to ensure accurate programming of the benefits system.
  • Coordinate with the third party administrator (TPA), employees and managers to help ensure the leave of absence process runs smoothly.  
  • Provides education to employees and managers on the leave process, policies, and FMLA.  
  • Provides assistance with other HR programs as requested.
  • Participates in surveys.
  • Provides advice to HR Staff members on benefits issues.
  • Participates on project teams and completes special projects as necessary.
  • Works with internal or external auditors on periodic plan audits.

Experience & Skills Required

  • Experience in a similar role
  • Experience in a non-union/union environment is a definite plus

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