Job Openings

Benefits Specialist

Job ID: BH402935

Category: Benefits: LOA, Benefits Administrator

Specialty: Human Resources

The Benefits Specialist areas of primary focus will be on leave management and benefits administration.

Leave of Absence Management:
•    Effectively manages the outsourced leave of absence administrator (third-party) and oversees entire end to end leave of absence process

Benefits Administration:
•    Provides benefits administration for programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, 401(k) savings plan, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, time off programs, work/life programs, voluntary benefits and tuition reimbursement
•    Creates content for internal and external promotion of programs
•    Provides policy interpretation and assistance with understanding plan documents
•    Supports employees with benefits matters and claim issues
•    Ensures compliance and maintenance of plan documents and policies
•    Implements and administers global wellness programming
•    Participates in and supports renewal discussions
•    Supports annual open enrollment, benefits fairs and biometric screenings
•    Presents at new employee orientation and other trainings/supports benefits education needs.
•    Works collaboratively with benefits consultants, vendors and internal stakeholders including IT, HRIS, HR Operations, Payroll, Legal, Communications and IT

•    Strong working knowledge and experience with benefits regulations and compliance requirements (e.g. HIPAA, ERISA, ACA, required annual filings, non-discrimination testing), federal and state leave laws and disability programs (e.g. FMLA, ADAAA, MA Paid Family & Medical Leave, USERRA, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, etc.)
•    Excellent customer service through professionalism, ownership and initiative; team-oriented skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
•    High attention to detail and follow-through
•    3-7 years of Leave of Absence and Disability and Benefits administration experience preferred
•    Bachelor's degree strongly preferred
•    Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook preferred
•    Experience working with HRIS/understanding of data flows preferred
•    Ability to perform job responsibilities with a minimum of supervision in a fast-paced environment
•    Ability to prioritize and multi-task to handle quickly shifting priorities
•    Stays abreast of current various state and federal leave and benefits requirements and trends
•    Ensure accuracy, confidentiality, discretion and security of information being processed, stored or accessed

-BA/BS Degree in related field preferred

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

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts