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Benefits Analyst

Job ID: BH337696

Category: Benefits Analyst

 

Sr. Benefits Analyst

Growing company seeking a benefits administrator with technical and analytical skills to join a team of three benefits analysts . This hire will report to the Benefits Manager. Seeking someone with a financial acumen that can work through funding files, HSA banking files, and reconciliations for each payroll. Ideal candidate

 

 

Ideal hire:

  • 5+ years of benefits admin experience
  • Strong excel
  • solid systems experience
  • strong retirement and compliance experience

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administers and communicates health and welfare and retirement program features and enrollment requirements for U.S. and Canada; assists in development and delivery of strategies to communicate and educate management, team members and employees;
  • Serves as lead or supports Benefits Manager on large scale projects such as implementation of systems, benefits plans and annual open enrollment.;
  • Assists benefit transitions with mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, including but not limited to, analysis of plans;
  • Assists with annual benefits budget process; provides cost analyses and identifies areas of potential cost savings, estimates/projections and relevant statistical analyses.;
  • Ensures compliance with applicable government regulations; ensures timeliness and accuracy of required reporting and fees;
  • Evaluates and updates Plan Documents and Summary Plan Descriptions, enrollment packets, new hire orientation, open enrollment materials, and ongoing marketing or educational materials;
  • Reviews and assesses efficiency of internal / external procedures and processes; document processes; recommends appropriate changes or efficiency/cost improvements;
  • Researches and resolves complex benefits issues and cases for retirement and benefit plans;
  • Maintains and develops relationships with third party administrators, insurers, and other vendors;
  • Ensures retirement plans meet regulations through analysis and audits.;
  • Manage activities and funding of Health Savings Account (HSA) and Retirement Plans (401(k), RRSP/DPSP, Pension) including researching employee questions and monitoring deferrals and contributions.;
  • Preparation of all reporting, including but not limited to Form 5500s, Summary Annual Reports, non-discrimination testing and auditing, annual retirement plan audits;
  • Perform ongoing data validation to ensure ACA 1094 and 1095-C IRS filings are correct and in compliance;
  • Review and reconcile vendor discrepancy reports and conduct benefit audits as required;
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and provide continuous support to Total Rewards team members;

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and specialized training required, Bachelors degree preferred;
  • 5-7 years Benefits Administration experience;
  • 5-7 years CEBS, CBP accreditation strongly preferred;
  • Experience with U.S. and Canadian retirement, benefits, collective bargaining agreements;
  • Ability to effectively communicate both internally and with external providers;
  • Effective organizational and multi tasking skill set, and ability to set priorities and meet tight deadlines;
  • Superior detail orientation; values accuracy and has high standards around quality of work;
  • Expert Excel skills and strong MS Office skills;
  • Oracle HR; Benefits systems; ADP;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Customer and solutions focused;
  • Oral and written communication skills; ability to conduct meetings/presentations in a professional manner;
  • Strategic thinking skills; handles complex issues and problems;
  • Project management;
  • Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both adopted and pending, affecting employee benefits programs, including the ACA, ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, Section 125, Social Security and DOL requirements

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract to Direct

Location: Norwell, Massachusetts