Benefits Specialist

Axis Community Health - Pleasanton, CA (30+ days ago)3.0

Bachelors Degree in related field, or high school diploma with a minimum of four years related experience.

Has strong knowledge of benefits programs; for example 403(b), medical/vision/dental plans, FSA, Affordable Care Act, ADA, FMLA, CFRA, PDL and disability programs
Experience as a benefits administrator using an HRI system.
Good understanding of labor related California and federal laws, reporting and human resources practices and principles.
Experience working in a healthcare setting is highly desirable.
Strong analytical, employee relations, interpersonal skills.
Must be professional and able to maintain confidentiality with the capability of communicating sensitive or confidential issues with the utmost discretion.
Demonstrated enthusiasm, drive, and energy in building internal and external partnerships and promoting Axis in a professional manner.
Demonstrated ability to manage and complete multiple tasks to achieve designated objectives within deadlines.
Excellent administrative and organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
Excellent writing, business communication, editing, and proofreading skills.
Proactive, self-motivated and able to work independently as well as on a team with the ability to exercise sound independent judgment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, HRIS and Internet Explorer.
Ability to type 45/wpm with minimal error.
Ability to interact effectively and in a supportive manner with persons of all backgrounds.

Under the guidance of the Chief Administrative Officer:
Protects company operations by keeping company/human resources information confidential.Protects the best interests of the company in accordance with government laws and regulations.
Administers the employee benefits program including enrolling, processing changes, maintaining records, filing claims, coordinating open enrollments, claims resolution, COBRA management, auditing, terminating staff, and reconciling invoices from benefit plan providers.
Oversee process, track and monitor all request for leaves of absence. Ensure that all medical payments are received as needed. Ensuring that all communication is sent to employee within required timeframes.
Oversee continuing education and tuition reimbursement program.
Conducts all exit meetings and ensures that all documentation is processed and filed.
Set up and maintain online systems, including update of plan designs, forms, and company information for new and renewal clients; confirm rates based on final underwriting approval and cost share.
Establish and manage the carrier connections process, initiate the process with vendors and carriers, monitor the full process to completion and correct any complications that might occur during the transition.
Analyze on-line systems and develop specific process recommendations for review.
Complete compensation surveys as needed.
Perform all ACA reporting and compliance for all employees. File necessary annual reporting; maintain records and reports to comply with federal and state guidelines.
Prepare organization census for underwriting.
Provide benefits related communication and memos to staff.
Collect benefit plan and rate information, understand full benefit package quickly, and effectively communicate those plans to staff.
Test enrollment systems for accuracy based on the plan/rate information, update plan, and rate information in systems directly as needed. Conduct enrollment audits on request and research enrollment errors in the enrollment system.
Manage multiple projects simultaneously and under tight deadlines.
Provides primary consultative support and assistance to supervisors, applicants and employees with questions about benefits, and other related HR processes.
Development and management of relationships and communication with benefits vendors.
Provide general administrative support such as preparing correspondence, forms and reports, arranging meetings, processing confidential reports and documents, tracking deadlines, and taking down minutes as needed.
Fielding issues and inquires in unavailability of CAO.
Assist in the development and administration of new programs and projects.
Provide backup assistance to the HR Team and Facilities as needed.
Maintaining employee file records up-to-date at all times by handling changes in employee status in a timely manner.
Filing paperwork in respective files in a timely matter.
Attend all required and approved meetings and training.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Employer paid health, dental, and vision benefits to the employee.
Option to participate in a 403(B) retirement plan with employer matching contribution.
Partial educational reimbursement.
11 paid holidays.
Accrued paid time off with each pay period.
Employee discount programs.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Work is normally performed in a typical office work environment. While performing the responsibilities of this position, the individual is required to have ambulatory skills sufficient to visit various parts of the organization. Requires the ability to reach with hands and arms, climb stairs and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30lbs. Requires sitting and standing for extensive periods of time, operating a computer keyboard, telephone and other equipment for extended periods of time. Travel to other Axis health centers and other local travel will be required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Axis Community Health is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (EEO). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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Disclaimer: This job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, Axis Community Health reserves the right to modify or change the requirements of the job based on business necessity.