• Benefits Specialist

    Job Locations US-MA-Brockton
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/13/2018 3:53 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1572
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    HR & Training
    City
    Brockton
    State/Province
    Massachusetts
    Postal Code
    02301
  • Overview

    Here at BAMSI, we recognize that our employees are our greatest resource! Are you ready to make a difference? Become a BAMSI believer!

     

    The Benefits Specialist administers employee benefit programs and interfaces with vendors to integrate services and maximize benefit value to employees. This position is also responsible for administration of BAMSI’s self-insured health care program.

    • A Bachelors Degree required, with a concentration in Human Resources, business or health care field preferred
    • Minimum of three years of experience in human resources in a benefits role required.
    • Prior experience and understanding required in administering employer benefit plans and benefit contract language.
    • Prior experience with health insurance self-funding preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities in a team environment with a sense of urgency and without compromising quality of work.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and organizational skills.
    • Proficiency and experience in the use of HRIS software and Microsoft tools is required, especially excel, and the ability to enter and manipulate electronic data quickly and accurately.
    • Flexibility to adjust work tasks and work schedules as needed to accomplish objectives as required.
    • A valid driver’s license in state of residence; good driving record and own means of transportation to attend meeting outside of primary work location, and/or deliver HR-related material or presentations to agency programs at satellite locations when needed.

     

    BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best.  We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.

     

    We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:

    • Generous Time Off Package
      • up to 4 weeks combined vacation, personal and cultural holiday
      • 11 paid holidays
      • up to 2 weeks Sick Time
    • Highly Specialized Paid Trainings including opportunity to earn CEUs
    • Health and Dental Insurance
    • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
    • 403B plan with discretionary match
    • Wellness Activities
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Career Development Opportunities

    *Available benefits are based on position and scheduled

    *Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.

    Responsibilities

    General Statement of Duties:  Under the supervision of the HR Operations Supervisor, the Benefits Specialist administers employee benefit programs and interfaces with vendors to integrate services and maximize benefit value to employees. This position is also responsible for administration of BAMSI’s self-insured health care program.

     

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    1. Works with health insurance carrier, third party administrator (TPA) to administer self-insured group health plan and coordinate stop-loss insurance coverage, provider network contracts and utilization review services with vendors and insurance brokers to carry out self-insurance plan requirements.
    2. Administers and maintains eligibility, enrollment and all records on benefits including auditing and processing monthly benefit invoices.
    3. Answers questions; provides guidance and assistance regarding benefit eligibility, levels of coverage, and claims procedures for employees, supervisors, and vendors.
    4. Ensures employee benefit enrollment with carriers; processes life status changes; completes employee forms such as Mass Health and verifies coverage.
    5. Ensures the accuracy of all benefit enrollments in the HRIS to provide vendors with current and accurate eligibility information.
    6. Acts as a liaison between employees and benefit vendors.
    7. Reconciles all necessary payroll adjustments for employee deductions.
    8. Ensures applicable benefit information is provided to employees newly eligible for benefits as employees transfer.
    9. Assists with requests including timely responses to audit inquiries, assist in developing and preparing reports, letters and spreadsheets.
    10. Assists with day to day administration of 403(b) plan, including but not limited to, enrollments, changes, distributions, corrections, adjustments, and loans and uploading bi-weekly fund file.
    11. Responsible for oversight of COBRA adherence and administration.
    12. Validates weekly interface between carriers and HRIS software.
    13. Assists with open enrollment activity and benefits orientation.
    14. Responsible for tracking, reporting and ensuring compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
    15. Coordinates the agency’s wellness activities and implement wellness initiatives.
    16. Administers the tuition remission plan.
    17. Complies with all applicable laws affecting benefits to include but not limited to ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, ACA, Section 125, workers compensation, Medicare, social security and DOL and agency policies.
    18. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

     

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelors Degree required, with a concentration in Human Resources, business or health care field preferred and a minimum of three years of experience in human resources in a benefits role.
    • Prior experience and understanding required in administering employer benefit plans and benefit contract language.
    • Prior experience with health insurance self-funding preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities in a team environment with a sense of urgency and without compromising quality of work.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently, to manage and resolve conflict, to handle difficult situations in a professional, tactful and confidential manner, and to maintain a sense of humor.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide high-quality customer service.
    • Proficiency and experience in the use of HRIS software and Microsoft tools is required, especially excel, and the ability to enter and manipulate electronic data quickly and accurately.
    • Flexibility to adjust work tasks and work schedules as needed to accomplish objectives as required.
    • A valid driver’s license in state of residence; good driving record and own means of transportation to attend meeting outside of primary work location, and/or deliver HR-related material or presentations to agency programs at satellite locations when needed.

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