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Benefits Analyst

Job ID: BH505478

Category: Benefits Analyst

Specialty: Human Resources

Job Title: Benefits Analyst

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources, Finance, or Accounting
  • Knowledge of HR principles and practices
  • Advanced Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office Platforms
  • Expert level knowledge of ERISA, DOL, ACA, COBRA, and other benefits compliance requirements

Job Summary:

The Benefits Analyst will support a project that requires reconciliation between a vendor’s report and the organization’s reports. The data analyzed will produce a single report with team members who contributed to their medical benefits premiums while on leave.

1. Performs administrative work involved in the benefit functions and maintains related records.

2. Ensures that programs are carried out in accordance with company’s policies and procedures.

3. Specializes in human resources at the professional level, and carries out responsibilities in benefits, administering and advising employees and management on the interpretation of benefit policies, programs, and procedures.

4. Advises individuals regarding eligibility and coverage for such programs as health, dental, vision, group life, long- and short-term disability, retirement, income continuation, and other such policies.

5. Ensures compliance with COBRA, HIPAA, and ERISA provisions, and files required State and Federal reports.

6. Communicates provisions of benefit packages by way of benefit booklets, new employee orientations, and annual policy renewal meetings.

7. May oversee preparation of annual employee census for basis of quotes from insurers and providers of benefits.

8. May conduct research to determine the effectiveness of benefit programs and policies.

9. May select or assist in selection of carriers, based quotes, benefits offered, and previous experience.

10. May evaluate and suggest changes in cost sharing between organization and employees.

11. May have lead or professional responsibilities over lower level support and clerical personnel.

12. Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of HR principles and practices. Strong verbal and written skills
  • Able to handle superior level of confidentiality concerning employee information.
  • Ability to use software and hardware effectively, including MS Office, Visio, and Access.
  • High-level proficiency in Excel.
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal, communication, presentation, organization, decision-making, and planning skills.
  • Expertise-level knowledge in ERISA, DOL, ACA, COBRA and other benefits compliance requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, finance, or accounting required

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: Morristown, New Jersey