Top Benefits Manager Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Benefits Manager. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Benefits Manager resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.7% of Benefits Manager resumes contained Benefits Administration as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Benefits Manager actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Benefits Manager resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Benefits Administration

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Here's how Benefits Administration is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Managed activities to effectively coordinate Benefits Administration initiatives across a platform of diverse insurance, compensation, health and safety programs.
  • Provide end-to-end benefits administration support specific to client needs, to include ongoing benefits administration as well as one-time benefit projects.
  • Managed and administered all aspects of the company's welfare benefit plans, including PeopleSoft Benefits Administration system maintenance.
  • Performed benefits administration to include open enrollment, invoice processing, change reporting, communicating benefit information to employees.
  • Educated and advised regional managers regarding benefits administration, legal issues, and agency policies and procedures.
  • Assisted with the overall management of benefits administration, plan roll-out communications and plan development opportunities.
  • Planned and directed total integration and benefits administration of Quaker State into the Pennzoil organization.
  • Lead a team to streamline benefits administration and operations to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Performed benefits administration functions for all benefits plans and created employee benefits communications programs.
  • Managed benefit vendor relationships, contract negotiation, benefits administration and service levels.
  • Assisted Human Resource Director in all benefits administration, recruitment and placement processes.
  • Facilitated transition of COBRA and retiree benefits administration to third party administrator.
  • Led project team to implement PeopleSoft Benefits Administration and paperless open enrollment.
  • Audited benefits data, performed reconciliations and coordinated benefits administration.
  • Developed and interpreted benefits administration policies and procedures.
  • Increased use of technology to streamline benefits administration.
  • Supervised 18 to 24-member team overseeing benefits administration.
  • Spearheaded benefits administration & competitive benefits offerings.
  • Led benefits administration outsource solution.
  • Performed benefits administration duties, to include: claims resolutions, change reporting, approving invoices, annual re-evaluation of policies.

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2. Open Enrollment

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Here's how Open Enrollment is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated all annual benefit open enrollment activities including analyzing benefit plan options, training employees and processing all open enrollment material.
  • Administered benefits program for approximately 2100 employees including mandatory open enrollment annually for five consecutive years with vendor changes.
  • Merged benefit plan offerings upon acquisition of other organizations and coordinated new hire orientations and annual open enrollment processes.
  • Coordinated annual open enrollment, updated benefits within HRIS, reconciled monthly statements and approved premium statements for payment.
  • Facilitate full cycle open enrollment process including plan renewals, design and delivery of communication materials and strategy.
  • Coordinated annual open enrollment, reconciled monthly statements, analyzed benefit trends and negotiated annual renewal process.
  • Manage annual benefits open enrollment period including coordination with carriers and administrators regarding plan changes.
  • Provided support to Benefits COE and third-party vendors during open enrollment and other corporate initiatives.
  • Developed and implemented benefits communications strategy, including orientation materials and open enrollment communications.
  • Administer annual U.S. benefit open enrollment, creating benefit communications and ongoing employee education.
  • Coordinated open enrollments and provided support for benefits statements and other reports as requested.
  • Managed all department responsibilities associated with annual Open Enrollment for Health and Welfare Benefits.
  • Implemented first ever online open enrollment, reducing administrative costs and premium discrepancies.
  • Managed development of open enrollment materials and presentation decks and oversaw for completion.
  • Attended department meetings to communicate benefit related information and organized open enrollment meetings.
  • Streamlined benefit plans by implementing email access to open enrollment and employee communication.
  • Developed all benefit program communication for open enrollment for full self-insured benefit structure.
  • Involved in annual benefit renewals including plan analysis, negotiation and open enrollment.
  • Organized annual employee benefit open enrollment workshops including carrier coordination and final enrollment.
  • Managed online open enrollment testing and processes and year round intranet-based communication.

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3. Payroll System

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Here's how Payroll System is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Spearheaded use of new payroll system that produced significant savings and streamlined payroll procedures with regards to benefits
  • Worked closely with incoming executive management to transition benefit plans and payroll system.
  • Implemented electronic payroll system, and maintained centers for accuracy.
  • Team leader for successful Human Resources/Payroll system conversion.
  • Reviewed payroll systems for Federal/State compliance.
  • Transitioned company's payroll system to ADP to enhance the overall compensation, attendance and benefits enrollment process by integrating functions.
  • Converted payroll of 150 employees from Timberline in-house payroll system to ABRA in-house payroll and HR system without processing interruption.
  • Managed complete project for first integrated HRIS computerization of human resources, time and attendance and payroll system application.
  • Implemented a new online enrollment platform which coordinated enrollment feeds between benefit carriers and the University's HRIS/Payroll system.
  • Trained and advised Human Resource Directors/Coordinators/Payroll Managers at 21 hospitals, with multiple unique welfare plans and payroll systems.
  • Input data for new hired employees; salaries and terminations using ADP Enterprise HR & Balance Point Payroll System.
  • Maintain the Lawson HR/Payroll system including implementation of software and tax updates and trouble shooting technical problems that occur.
  • Gathered all forms and organized procedures for entering data in various insurance provider on-line systems and payroll systems.
  • Develop training material for both internal and external departments as it pertains to timekeeping and payroll system.
  • Manage deductions in payroll system to properly match current employee insurance and 401(k)elections.
  • Work with Payroll to ensure that benefit plans are setup correctly in the HRIS and Payroll systems.
  • Improved the payroll process by implementing a computerized time keeping system and upgrading the payroll system.
  • Installed new benefits system to interface with payroll system in support of flexible benefit program needs.
  • Installed a JD Edwards Payroll System in an AS400 including all parallel tests on time.
  • Implemented carrier feeds from HRIS/Payroll systems to insurance carriers and 401(k) provider.

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4. Long-Term Disability

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Here's how Long-Term Disability is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Saved $500K annually by establishing in-house integrated disability process incorporating short- and long-term disability and Worker's Compensation.
  • Introduced voluntary benefits for vision, supplemental long-term disability and supplemental catastrophic plans.
  • Designed and implemented a uniform and integrated short term and long-term disability program.
  • Investigated claims associated with long-term disability benefits.
  • Verified premium amounts due on such benefits as the retirement plans, group health and life insurance, and long-term disability.
  • Filed short-term disability claims, long-term disability claims, and worker's compensation claims for employees.
  • Partner and consult with the Long-Term disability department regarding claims approaching twenty-six week of disability.
  • Track record retention and compliance Process short and long-term disability and garnishments.

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5. Cobra

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Here's how Cobra is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Executed a new and improved COBRA administration process designed for efficiency and timely processing.
  • Process terminations including termination payments and providing COBRA election forms to COBRA Administrator.
  • Track Cobra compliance and ensure eligible participants receive all notifications.
  • Manage quarterly Self-Payment for active eligibility and COBRA eligibility.
  • Provide information regarding COBRA eligibility and benefits.
  • Managed COBRA eligibility and enrollment.
  • Converted from one Cobra administrator along with converting from current flexible spending account to another, communicated changes to all participants.
  • Administered employee benefits program to include core benefits as well as medical leave, COBRA, 401K and Retirement plan.
  • Improved compliance and cut costs by streamlining processes and outsourcing programs (COBRA, disability, 401K plan administration).
  • Prepared annual 5500 returns, administered Cobra, reconciled monthly premium statements and processed claims for the appropriate carrier.
  • Maintain and administer Affirmative Action Reports, COBRA, EEO, and Veteran Reports for the federal government.
  • Manage 401K and profit sharing plan, Section 125 Cafeteria Plan, COBRA, and garnishment processing.
  • Coordinated and facilitated exit interviews and provide benefit information relating to COBRA and 401(k).
  • Review and coordinate employee communication (Active, COBRA and Retiree) employee handbook, company internet.
  • Manage the Flexible Spending Account, COBRA and Retiree Billing department for fifth largest Third Party Administrator.
  • Maintain compliance with current COBRA, Worker's Compensation, Health, Social Security and Disability laws.
  • Worked with third party to administer COBRA plan including eligibility, enrollment and invoicing/collections for past employees.
  • Managed payroll, worker's compensation, COBRA, benefits, and invoicing/billing for 50+ clients.
  • Managed staff responsible for: areas of worker's compensation, long-term disability and COBRA compliance.
  • Ensured regulatory compliance with the Affordable Care Act and COBRA through self-insured medical benefits plan oversight.

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6. HR

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Here's how HR is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Assured superior delivery of vendor services through management of service agreements and collaboration with vendors to continuously improve the participant experience.
  • Coordinated merging of benefit programs through several acquisitions; performed due diligence prior to acquisition.
  • Resolved escalated employee benefit issues through highly effective problem solving and commitment to customer service.
  • Acknowledged throughout career for initiating productive Project management and Operation consultant changes.
  • Promoted organizational growth and quality training through positive relationships with internal clients.
  • Promoted team-oriented environment and professional growth through implementation of associate development plans.
  • Created and developed strong liaison relationship between HR and Payroll/Accounting departments.
  • Coordinated and effectively communicated employee benefit information through open enrollment.
  • Managed annual enrollment including training HR Generalist on plan provisions.
  • Subject matter expert for HRIS/payroll and benefits administration outsourcing project.
  • Drive HR process improvement initiatives across global business unit.
  • Developed, implemented and maintained benefits, salary, pensions, recruiting, HRIS, EEO, audit compliance and policies.
  • Partnered with all HR functions to formulate organization structure and processes for HR function ensuring new principles and processes are observed.
  • Created and managed benefits processes maintaining up to date knowledge of HR and Benefits field; recommended updates to employee handbooks.
  • Developed a means of analysis and audit of benefit plans against HRMS reports against and payroll deductions to ensure proper processing.
  • Manage the design and development of tools to assist employees in benefits selection, and to guide managers through compensation decisions.
  • Track and maintain all training attendance records and class evaluations including post-training follow up communication and input into the HRIS database.
  • Assign cases for additional resolution to other DuPont towers, such as Payroll, HR Administration and Time and Attendance.
  • Provided HR support, counsel and direction to employees and managers on company policies and procedures, and organizational goals.
  • Led 8 members on the benefits team through a successful 18-month implementation of BENADMIN, a cross-functional benefits self-service module.

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7. Fmla

high Demand
Here's how Fmla is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Track and monitor all medical disability/FMLA leaves and ensure accuracy of records, payments and related medical documentation.
  • Coached managers regarding FMLA legal requirements to increase awareness of their responsibility and potential liability.
  • Process all FMLA and Disability requests Maintain accurate and legally compliant records
  • Coordinate FMLA Administration with Short Term Disability/WC Administration for concurrent claims.
  • Developed policies and procedures for monitoring and administering the FMLA benefits.
  • Improved efficiency by centralizing disability and FMLA administration with third party.
  • Leave management coordination in accordance with FMLA regulations.
  • Implemented an outsourced FMLA and disability management program.
  • Reviewed STD/LOA/FMLA Disability claims for claimant eligibility.
  • Administered Short-term Disability and FMLA benefits.
  • Provide Benefit Administration for employees that include medical, dental, vision, voluntary benefits, FMLA and Cobra and Retirement.
  • Implemented and managed all benefits programs, including health and welfare, FMLA, COBRA, and workers compensation claims administration.
  • Lead team responsible for administration of the company's leave policies and compliance of programs including FMLA, ADA and disability.
  • Provided timely and relevant information and advice to management and teammates across region for FMLA, LOA, and STD.
  • Coordinated information for all Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for corporate office as well as all 14 regions.
  • Managed FMLA program in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act law; administered benefit enrollments and programs;.
  • Implement employee Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Long Term/Short Term Disability, and COBRA programs.
  • Administered and managed FMLA, Maternity Leave, STD, LTD, Life Insurance and Paid Time Off.
  • Re-designed employee manual covering issues including disciplinary procedures, code of conduct, FMLA policies and benefits information.
  • Created policies: Paid Time Off, FMLA, Maternity Leave, Education Reimbursement, Termination, etc.

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8. Hris

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Here's how Hris is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Catalyzed cross-departmental communication by facilitating technical discussions among HRIS, payroll, and vendors while gathering requirements and reporting across departments.
  • Maintain completion and adequacy of payroll, HRIS, voluntary and non-voluntary benefit delivery and reporting.
  • Managed HRIS and other systems capabilities to leverage benefit technology for reporting and communication purposes.
  • Supervised HRIS Administrator and managed HRIS database integrity and company intranet.
  • Streamlined internal HRIS/Benefits processes, increasing efficiency and decreasing errors.
  • Developed HRIS calculator to help manage anticipated leaves.
  • Streamlined administration though upgrading HRIS practices.
  • Managed 401(k) and Non-Qualified Plans (HRIS, trustee and communications processes related to mergers and acquisitions).
  • Keep current with all functions and programs offered within HRIS system in order to assist with periodic upgrades and system modifications.
  • Maintained daily the HRIS (Oracle) HCM benefit and salary modules that include running seeded and running customer reports.
  • Implemented a web-based HRIS solution for the maintenance of personnel records and benefits enrollment, shifting to a paperless environment.
  • Worked with the HRIS team in the development of technology to support effective and efficient administration of all plans.
  • Planned and implemented company social events creating positive morale (Christmas party, picnic, etc.).
  • Partner with internal functions including HR Business Partners, Legal, HRIS, Payroll, and Accounts Payable.
  • Subject Matter Expert and Team Lead on the adoption and training of new HRIS/benefit plan processes and systems.
  • Maintain and update benefit tables in HRIS for employee benefit contributions in accordance with Chapter 78 regulations.
  • Maintain benefits related personnel records in HRIS, entering participant data regarding additions, changes and deletions.
  • Managed data entry into HRIS system for new hires, transfers/promotions, terminations and employee updates.
  • Subject matter expert on new HRIS systems project spanning across all functional departments within the organization.
  • Developed relationships and with internal partners (Payroll Department, HRIS Department and HR Managers).

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9. Retirement Planning

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Here's how Retirement Planning is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Provided consultative guidance on pension and retirement planning.
  • Counseled employees on Retirement Planning and administered the NHCS company wide pension plan.
  • Assisted members with retirement planning, survivor benefits, supplemental healthcare and distribution of monetary.
  • Sponsored and presented programs including: Conflict Resolution, Pre-Retirement Planning and Coaching to Improve Performance Managed staff of three.
  • Developed a retirement planning calendar that streamlined and simplified the process for employees .
  • Coordinate educational seminars for employees on retirement planning and investment options for the Defined Contribution plan and Deferred Compensation Plans.

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10. Welfare Plans

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Here's how Welfare Plans is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Designed, implemented and administered cost-effective, competitive employee welfare plans in compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Manage voluntary and health & welfare plans from implementation to communication to strategic redesign.
  • Reviewed and analyzed health and welfare plans improving effectiveness and employee satisfaction.
  • Managed strategic design, delivery, cost management, procurement and communications for welfare plans for 10,000 employees in 250+ locations.
  • Partner with vendor and brokers to effectively manage health and welfare plans, review innovative trends and modify benefits as needed.
  • Determine strategic direction and manage all aspects of health and welfare plans and wellness program for 22,000 benefits-eligible employees.
  • Manage Health and Welfare plans for the US including 401(k) and other retirement related programs.
  • Managed all health and welfare plans/retirement plans, including TRS, 403(b) and 457 plans.
  • Completed and maintained statutory filings and corporate trust accounting for 60 - 100 pension and welfare plans.
  • Designed, communicated, implemented, administered and monitored the success of all health and welfare plans.
  • Manage the administration of employee benefit programs (health and welfare plans and retirement savings programs).
  • Partnered with the finance department to prepare Form 5500's for all group health and welfare plans.
  • Managed Employee Benefits Health and Welfare plans for $300MM private international corporation with 5,000 employees.
  • Manage the daily operations; implement design and administration of the Health and Welfare Plans.
  • Analyzed and administered health and welfare plans with consultants and brokers to research market trends.
  • Managed Health and Welfare plans for six companies with 6,500 employees in a shared-services environment.
  • Coordinated annual Summary Annual Report (SAR) mailings for health and welfare plans.
  • Created eligibility rules for all benefits including deferred comp plan and health & welfare plans
  • Managed all company benefits including Health and Welfare plans for employees in multiple states.
  • Oversee the health and welfare plans and vendor service agreements and benefit summaries.

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11. Health Care

high Demand
Here's how Health Care is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Reconciled benefit statements ensuring participants were enrolled in correct health care plans.
  • Managed Pharmacy Benefit Manager transition to integrate with health care management.
  • Produced employee consumer guide demonstrating ways employees can save on health care costs which also impact the Company's bottom line.
  • Managed day to day tasks including: Process health care enrollments, terminations, qualifying life events, COBRA, etc.
  • Introduced employee wellness plan and negotiated partnership with local health care system to offer near-site employee primary care health facility.
  • Lead compliance efforts, and perform analyses to determine the cost to Travelers surrounding Health Care Reform legislation.
  • Renegotiated five health care vendor contracts in 1994 and 1995, reducing future cost by 5%.
  • Designed and implemented a new health plan that reduced organizational health care costs by 12%.
  • Direct benefit plan design, cost analysis and yearly renewal while ensuring Health Care Reform compliance.
  • Ensured legal compliance of multiple pension, savings & health care plan and developed employee communications.
  • Organized, developed and presented Medicare, Health Care Reform training to 500+ independent agents.
  • Managed the cross-functional work flow of a matrix environment within a managed health care company.
  • Developed procedural systems to ensure compliance with Health Care Reform laws and company audits.
  • Identify customer needs and assist them with health care related issues/concerns through outreach programs.
  • Lowered health insurance costs by joining the Business Health Care Group of Southeastern Wisconsin.
  • Researched and secured Health Care, 401k and other benefits for the entire organization.
  • Maintained the reporting and accuracy of health care plan and other benefits each month.
  • Fill AARP and United Health Care member's prescriptions and provide current co-payments.
  • Act as liaison between employees, carriers, consultants and health care providers.
  • Designed a Value Based Benefit Plan structure to better manage health care costs.

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12. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Review Customer Service Guidelines in order to prioritize work on daily basis meeting regulatory-related, sensitive, and changing time-lines.
  • Communicate effectively with policy holders and other departments to foster positive relationships and ensure superior customer service.
  • Managed 18-25 benefits team members in providing excellent customer service and provided ongoing feedback for performance improvement.
  • Performed core plan administration activities such as compensation calculations and provided efficient customer service for employees.
  • Improved customer service and employee engagement through policy and vendor management to support HR administration efforts.
  • Developed customer service policies and procedures to ensure consistent customer satisfaction and excellent service.
  • Provide customer service team with necessary training and support to deliver outstanding service to participants
  • Reorganized the Employee Benefits Department to maximize productivity and increase effective customer service.
  • Customized human resources functions for turnkey customer service operations for Microsoft in Florida.
  • Provided excellent customer service by telephone or email troubleshooting health plans enrollment issues.
  • Created customer satisfaction survey for verifying customer service levels are met.
  • Ensured achievement of high customer service levels to meet operational objectives.
  • Presented insurance solutions to clients, providing exceptional customer services.
  • Supervised nine associates in the Customer Service Benefits Department.
  • Increased customer satisfaction by perfecting personalized customer service.
  • Ensured exemplary customer service to drive employee satisfaction.
  • Handled customer service related issues regarding enrollments.
  • Provided optimum customer service to policyholders.
  • Lead Duties include: taking calls from customers either satisfied (Kudos call) or not satisfied with agents customer service.
  • Maintain operation oversight of the Pharmacy call center and maintain adequate staffing level to accommodate call volume and customer service standards.

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13. Life Insurance

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Here's how Life Insurance is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Managed daily administrative duties including medical premium payments, appeals, exempt employee life insurance claims certification and problem resolution.
  • Work closely with the firm's insurance broker on Medical/Dental/Disability/Life insurance contract renewals and plan design matters.
  • Reconcile monthly medical/life insurance bills.
  • Benefit programs include group health and dental, 401k, life insurance (group and individual) Long Term Care plans.
  • Administered pension and 403(b) plans, medical and life insurance, and short and long term disability plans.
  • Processed over 1,000 insured member life insurance applications, payments and inquiries from start to finish on a monthly basis.
  • Implemented, Coordinated and Administered 401(k), Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Plans.
  • Administered employee benefit programs such as medical, dental, retirement, life insurance, disability programs for 500+ employees.
  • Manage the life insurance compensation for Executive Officers' and Directors and maintained the database for strict regulations and policy.
  • Administer a variety of voluntary deductions such as Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account and stock purchase plans.
  • Experienced a 15% reduction in life insurance/AD&D/LTD and dental expenses while increasing benefit levels.
  • Calculate and process all medical and life insurance bills as well as 401(k) deposits.
  • Administer group health, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability and worker's compensation plans.
  • Audited medical, dental and life insurance plans to ensure terminations and additions are accurate.
  • Managed different insurances benefits, including life insurance and SINOT (short-term disability).
  • Administered 401k, pension, health and life insurance plans enrollment and maintenance.
  • Implemented domestic partner benefits, optional life insurance, and vision insurance plan.
  • Reconcile and process payment for benefits including medical, dental and life insurance.
  • Recommended implementation of a term life insurance plan with savings of 15%.
  • Negotiated a $500,000 reduction in company life insurance liability in 2015.

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14. Wellness Programs

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Here's how Wellness Programs is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Worked with Director of Benefits to ensure wellness programs were running effectively that includes producing monthly newsletters.
  • Lead comprehensive network-wide wellness programs and communications strategies for union and non-union employees.
  • Led the development and implementation of communication strategies for benefit and wellness programs.
  • Presented on statistical and results-based data relative to client specific wellness programs.
  • Encourage participation and educate employees regarding innovative wellness programs.
  • Implement, administer and communicate yearly progressive wellness programs.
  • Implemented and promoted various company-wide wellness programs.
  • Design and administer company-wide wellness programs.
  • Coordinate all company related health benefits programs on site (flu shots, mammograms, wellness programs, etc.)
  • Provided recommendations and support to clients in creating individual wellness programs to accommodate the needs of participating employer groups.
  • Worked collaboratively with employer group, carrier and vendor arrangements for an effective delivery of health and wellness programs.
  • Implemented wellness programs such as weight loss challenges, 10,000 step walk programs, and smoking cessation programs.
  • Partner with the director of health management to develop, communicate and monitor employee wellness programs.
  • Mapped and implemented new Health and Wellness programs, as well as value added programs.
  • Assisted in the preparation of 5500's, employee benefits booklets and wellness programs.
  • Developed and coordinated wellness programs: Boxer Boot Camp, Passport to Wellness.
  • Coordinate and deliver various wellness programs to all City employees.
  • Managed wellness programs and initiatives and on-site fitness center.
  • Team Lead for Wellness Programs.
  • focus on Wellness Programs, initiatives and results.

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15. ADP

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Here's how ADP is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Collaborated with ADP to ensure system readiness and managed benefit communications.
  • Implemented and utilized ADP General Ledger application.
  • Update ADP Workforce with new hires, terminations, banking information, tax setups, benefit deductions, garnishments, adjustments.
  • Audited all benefits entries into the ADP system prior to payroll process ensuring employee deductions are in line with benefits invoices.
  • Maintained the database for accuracy and utilized the ADP systems to their full potential to benefit both Finance and HR needs.
  • Prepare and maintain payroll records and reports using ADP Reporting, and conduct audits to ensure data accuracy and resolve discrepancies.
  • Process the bi-weekly hourly/salaried payroll's for three locations first using ADP Workforce Now, completed a conversion to UltiPro.
  • Implemented update to ADP Workforce Now, training all staff on use of time keeping module and self service portal.
  • Streamlined enrollment process with benefit carriers by implementing carrier connections with ADP so manual eligibility files were no longer needed.
  • Provided leadership and guidance to office administrators in multiple locations and direct payroll and benefit procedures using ADP Workforce.
  • Cross trained in ADP payroll processes, including entering benefits information, running payroll and creating reports in ReportSmith.
  • Update employee records as needed in ADP Payroll, also review all new hires and pay increases in ADP.
  • Maintain all aspects of ADP Enterprise HRIS database; from database security to the setup of all panels/tables.
  • Introduced company's formal performance review program in ADP Workforce Now, creating a flexible and well-received tool.
  • Project Manager and implementation coordinator a timekeeping conversion from ADP E-time to Crew Scheduler for the company.
  • Worked with the Payroll and Human Resources teams to successful convert the bank's HRIS to ADP.
  • Serve as System Administrator of ADP Enterprise v5 software, and maintain and upgrade system as needed.
  • Direct the ADP HWSE Benefits system to ensure efficient administration of the eleven Health & Welfare plans.
  • Played a key role in ensuring the successful implementation and launch of the ADP Workforce Now System.
  • Create and run all company-wide HR and Payroll reports through ADP Reporting and various in-house systems.

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16. Pharmacy Benefits

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Here's how Pharmacy Benefits is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Managed pharmacy benefits for patient prescription accounts.
  • Managed various pharmacy benefits accounts.
  • Assisted clients in getting enrolled into their pharmacy benefits as well as provided up-to-date information about services provided with their benefits.
  • Assisted members with claim reimbursements, as well as understanding their pharmacy benefits for commercial and Medicare accounts.
  • Inform and educate pharmacies, members on details of their plan details regarding their pharmacy benefits.
  • Set up pharmacy benefits, administer rebates, and set up clinical programs.
  • Assist Members with Commercial or Dept of Defense pharmacy benefits.
  • Lead multi-month cost take-out initiative at leading Pharmacy Benefits Manager.

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17. Absence

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Here's how Absence is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Integrated Benefits and Workers' Compensation and developed return to work processes helping to reduce benefits costs and established absence management.
  • Transformed benefit administration by outsourcing support functions to a single provider for health plan administration, reimbursement accounts and absence management.
  • Provided project management and knowledge expertise on Absence Management vendor selection process and implementation.
  • Outsourced Leave of Absence administration resulting in a reduced headcount while ensuring increased compliance.
  • Verify Short Term Disability coverage and FMLA/Leave of Absence eligibility.
  • Reviewed and revised the organization s current leave of absence policy and procedure streamlining the process in monitoring and tracking utilization.
  • Improved efficiency by centralizing disability and FMLA administration with 3rd party which decreased the duration of employees' leave of absences.
  • Assist in decision-making process on FMLA and Leaves of Absence to ensure employee and company were in compliance with federal regulations.
  • Realigned Benefits and Leave of Absence teams, upgrading talent and balancing workloads for more efficient execution of day-to-day tactical functions.
  • Assisted employees during leaves of absence, working in coordination with external vendor to assure compliance in leave tracking requirements and legislation
  • Implemented performance guarantees with the leave of absence vendor to achieve higher service standards, saving $5,000 in administration fees.
  • Managed leave of absence programs, HRIS functions, and worked with area vendors and fitness facilities to arrange employee discounts.
  • Created and implemented leave of absence process (STD, LTD and FMLA) virtually eliminating undocumented leaves of absence.
  • Processed and tracked all leave of absences, short and long term disability claims, FMLA, tuition reimbursement claims.
  • Identified gaps in Leave of Absence termination and benefit billing processes, capturing $500,000 in unpaid/uncollected benefit premium payments.
  • Managed leave programs to include FMLA, STD, LTD, Military Leave, and Personal Leave of Absence.
  • Investigated local and State mandated benefits, leave of absence and employment laws to support growth outside of WI.
  • Managed and administered the FMLA and, created a spreadsheet to track and monitored employee medical leave of absence.
  • Maintain HRIS system for all Health & Welfare benefit enrollments, changes and all leaves of absence as required.
  • Managed relocation, leave of absence, all processes related to employee actions and maintenance of data systems.

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18. Erisa

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Here's how Erisa is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Verify that carriers' duties are completed with accuracy and efficiency and comply with provisions of COBRA, HIPAA and ERISA.
  • Worked with Principal to reduce their administration fees and create ERISA budget to fund plan expenses, reducing bank expenses.
  • Ensured compliance with all state and federal regulations including but not limited to ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA regulations.
  • Worked closely with attorneys, actuaries, and benefit plan providers (ERISA and 401k retirement plans).
  • Managed and administered all US group welfare, section 125 cafeteria and retirement plans within ERISA compliance guidelines.
  • Created process to comply with new ERISA timeliness standards to ensure timely review of claims and appeals.
  • Ensured compliance with federal and state laws impacting benefits including HIPAA, ERISA, EEOC and ADA
  • Ensured benefit plan compliance with ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, Section 125 and other regulations.
  • Designed and implemented compliance programs for legislative mandates including workers'compensation, ERISA, COBRA, and IRCA
  • Updated 401(k) documents with ERISA attorney along with balancing weekly wires to vendor.
  • Assured company compliance with provisions of ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and IRC.
  • Administer claims by following ERISA regulations in the adjudication of new active and maintenance claims.
  • Lead mandatory audits, responsible for all plan document work per ERISA and regulatory changes.
  • Oversee ERISA and HIPAA compliance* Direct yearly open enrollment for the Medical and Supplemental Benefits.
  • Ensured compliance with Federal and State regulations such as HIPAA, COBRA, ERISA.
  • Coordinate ERISA annual audit activity, to include 5500's and other required filings.
  • Coordinate semi-annual investment committee meetings; liaise with outside ERISA counsel when needed.
  • Insured compliance with federal statutes including ERISA, TEFRA, COBRA and UCA.
  • Handled preparation of 5500's, Summary Annual Reports as required by ERISA.
  • Processed SERP/ERISA Excess Plans, Executive Life Insurance Plan, Deferred Compensation Plan.

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19. Hipaa

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Here's how Hipaa is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Maintained strict confidentiality of sensitive information regarding employee relations, including grievance proceedings and HIPAA regulations.
  • Granted company ability to help clients with HIPAA documentation for auditing and investigative processes.
  • Familiarized and closely followed HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Eliminated possibility of HIPAA violations.
  • Provided support to Human Resource as directed, in the areas of Recruiting, Compensation, Terminations, HIPAA.
  • Manage HIPAA privacy administration and ensures compliance for employee training, policy manuals, and Business Associate agreements.
  • Coordinated and facilitated mailing of annual Privacy Notice, Medicare Part D letters and Triennial HIPAA Notices.
  • Managed regulatory compliance such as Form 5500 filings, COBRA, HIPAA, Section 125 plans.
  • Served as the HIPAA officer for Metro, assisting disabled employees through the ADA interactive process.
  • Maintain and update accurate member records of correspondence, abiding by departmental standards and HIPAA regulations.
  • Assist employees with claims issues, while making sure to keep the company HIPAA compliant.
  • Included development of on-line HIPAA training module in order to provide accurate documentation of training.
  • Verified important information with customer and pharmacist making sure that HIPAA was not violated.
  • Directed conversion of electronic vendor interfaces to formats that were HIPAA compliant.
  • Delivered timely monthly HIPAA training, keeping the company HIPAA compliant.
  • Escalated calls regarding member's claims, HIPAA regulations and guidelines.
  • Entered qualifying events, print election forms and generate HIPAA certificates.
  • Developed first HIPAA privacy compliance program for all covered entities.
  • Processed all COBRA and HIPAA forms per government regulations.
  • Insure the confidentiality of employee records under HIPAA.

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20. Plan Design

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Here's how Plan Design is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Participate in meetings with executive management to communicate new benefit plan design in order to obtain buy in for implementation.
  • Revised overall health plan design to moderate company expenditures while minimizing cost impact to approximately 6,000 employees.
  • Act as a Disability Benefits Manager subject matter expert in plan design, administration and regulatory compliance.
  • Created procedures and implemented plan design enhancements that provide a streamlined approach to the daily administration.
  • Provided analysis of benefit survey information to affect the decision making process in benefit plan designs.
  • Provided expertise, leadership and recommendations regarding all aspects of retirement plan design and administration.
  • Subject matter expert in developing strategic communications, presentations, and validating plan design changes.
  • Participated in plan design and facilitated annual Open Enrollment, including meeting preparation and presentation.
  • Required analyzing proposals, collaboration of plan design, rate negotiation, and implementation.
  • Presented recommendations on plan design changes based on cost-benefit analysis and competitive data.
  • Communicated benefits information to employees and answered any questions on plan design.
  • Plan design, contract negotiations and benefits software implementation.
  • Validate plan design accuracy using adjudication verification testing.
  • Reviewed plan design and negotiated annual renewals.
  • Negotiated contracts and developed plan designs.
  • Assisted SVP with annual renewals, plan design, budgeting, new benefit offerings and implementation and special projects as needed.
  • Acted as liaison with carriers, vendors and consultants on various matters such as plan design, contracts, coverage and renewals
  • Analyzed and recommended plan design strategy changes to senior management, given budget restraints, new trends, and common practices.
  • Authored innovative plan designs along with new wellness initiatives that positively impacted the health, wellness, and engagement of employees.
  • Managed plan design and annual budget for medical, prescription, vision, and dental plans for approximately 1300 employees.

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21. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Develop, review and maintain policy and procedures to effectively administer benefit programs and ensure compliance.
  • Analyze and modify benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Developed effective lines of communications and collaborating with other departments to ensure compliance.
  • Developed audits to ensure compliance with regard to regulation and internal benefit policies.
  • Developed policies and documented process related to ensure compliance and data integrity.
  • Created dependent audit process to ensure compliance with plan eligibility.
  • Developed a 3 year action plan and completed a comprehensive assessment of all benefit programs and policies to ensure compliance.
  • Monitored the services provided by the vendors associated with the Flexible Benefits Program to ensure compliance with established performance criteria.
  • Design and implement competitive and cost effective benefit programs and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Modernized all policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Plan, organize and control staffing per need; ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws.
  • Submit the annual Medicare Part D attestation as well as ensure compliance with its related aspects.
  • Design strategies to ensure compliance with Federal and State employment and payroll laws.
  • Trained management and staff personnel in benefit and legislative issues to ensure compliance.
  • Monitored all employee benefit plans to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Maintained up-to-date knowledge of policies and labor laws and regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Worked with outside counsel and actuaries to ensure compliance with federal laws.
  • Oversee ongoing monitoring of these processes to ensure compliance and efficiency.
  • Oversee vendors to ensure compliance with all regulations and laws.
  • Work with record-keeper to ensure compliance within the IRC parameters.

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22. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Develop census data and solicits insurance companies for quotations.
  • Manage benefit inquiries and interact regularly with insurance companies.
  • Performed a successful transition between insurance companies.
  • Prepare disbursements to insurance companies.
  • Achieved outstanding employee satisfaction by responding to benefit questions and linking employees to the insurance companies and upper management.
  • Post payroll data and prepares routine reports and/or payments to government agencies, insurance companies and others.
  • Developed census data and solicited insurance companies for quotes in conjunction with the company's benefits consultants.
  • Work with broker(s) on developing census data and soliciting insurance companies for quotations.
  • Conducted accident and claims investigations, as well as served as liaison to insurance companies.
  • Act as liaison between employee and insurance companies in order to facilitate conflict resolution.
  • Acted as liaison between university employees and insurance companies and the State of Florida.
  • Served as liaison between staff and insurance companies increasing employee satisfaction with carriers.
  • Perform as liaison agent between client and insurance companies on insurance/claim issues.
  • Worked closely with insurance companies and employees for their medical coverage.
  • Reconciled carrier bills and worked closely with various health insurance companies.
  • Coordinate with brokers and insurance companies for annual insurance renewals.
  • Compile census data for insurance companies for new quotes.
  • Prepared and execute COBRA transmittal documents to insurance companies.
  • Worked with insurance companies on benefits and changes.
  • Processed Prior Authorizations per the Insurance companies request.

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23. Workers Compensation

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Here's how Workers Compensation is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Managed the preparation of Workers Compensation and Short Term Disability claims and forwarded information to insurance carriers.
  • Process all work related injury reports and applicable cases for Workers Compensation according to Company policy.
  • Managed over 100 workers compensation claims per year including transitioning from fully insured to self-insured.
  • Reviewed all security incident reports for potential general liability and workers compensation claims and/or issues.
  • Coordinated all activities related to short and long-term disability and workers compensation claims.
  • Contacted pharmacies to inform them of an authorization for workers compensation medication.
  • Monitored and administered all disability and Workers Compensation claims issues.
  • Negotiated medical insurance and workers compensation insurance claims.
  • Administer Workers Compensation and Safety initiatives.
  • Manage firm-wide health and welfare programs including health, dental, vision disability, life, workers compensation and employee assistance.
  • Market products and partnerships including Workers Compensation insurance, banking, financial and training products for small business owners.
  • Process claims for Short Term Disabilities, Long Term Disabilities, Workers Compensation and Unemployment insurance claims.
  • Managed Workers Compensation, Auto & General Liability programs with an emphasis on loss control and safety.
  • Administered workers compensation, chaired the Safety committee, and ensured compliance with CAL-OSHA requirements.
  • Work closely with Workers Compensation acting as a subject matter expert for the HR Department.
  • Oversee workers compensation program; claims review, settlement and return to work components.
  • Trained all Managers with respect to HIPAA, LOA, and Workers Compensation.
  • Reduced Workers Compensation Modification rate to its lowest level in 10 years.
  • Maintained and Administered Disability and Workers Compensation claims issues & OSHA Logs.
  • Manage workers compensation, run lost time and return to work reports.

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24. Pension Plans

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Here's how Pension Plans is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Headed successful completion of compliance tests as well as annual audits of 401(k) and pension plans.
  • Managed outsourced implementation of H&W, Savings and Pension Plans with annual savings of 15%.
  • Prepare brochures, bulletins, and pamphlets relevant to employee benefits programs, insurance and pension plans.
  • Audited annual valuation results for two international pension plans, ensuring 100% compliance with professional standards.
  • Developed all benefit plan communications for wellness, health & welfare, savings and pension plans.
  • Administer and assist in the design of a 401K program and several union pension plans.
  • Managed the termination of two over-funded pension plans due to a leveraged buy out.
  • Contract Benefits Manager Establish and manage health and welfare benefits program and pension plans.
  • Managed production of Benefits department with 250 Defined Benefit Pension Plans.
  • Prepare 401k and other pension plans for set up or dispersion.
  • Collected actuarial data for pension plans valued at $1.4B.
  • Provide analysis and make recommendations on medical and pension plans.
  • Converted two traditional pension plans into a Cash Balance Plan.
  • Administered pension plans for 32,000 participating union members.
  • Monitor legal compliance with health and pension plans.
  • Experienced in 401k and Pension plans.
  • Ensured pension plans were implemented.
  • Administered the Health and Welfare plans, Pension plans, and 403(b)plan for over 6,000 employees.
  • Managed Health & Welfare, 401K and Pension Plans for 400 employees across 14 countries.
  • Served as the Plan Administrator for 401(k) and pension plans.

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25. STD

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Here's how STD is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Processed all payroll and benefit documents and materials for Cobra, LTD, STD, Life insurance, 401-k plan.
  • Analyzed STD/LTD claims to determine extent of functional impairment, make approval or denial decisions in accordance with policy provisions.
  • Partner with the Short Term Disability team to promote a seamless transition between the STD and LTD products.
  • Processed medical, dental, life, LTD, STD, benefits and premiums.
  • Oversee the administration of the disability plans (STD & LTD).
  • Managed STD and LTD units for The Hartford's largest national account.
  • Prepared Group Proposals of Life, STD, LTD and Pension benefits.
  • Coordinated STD and LTD plans, submitting claims and managing leave.
  • Mentored new employees for the telephonic and paper claims STD process.
  • Administered STD/LTD/GTL programs and leave programs.
  • Oversee processing of employee garnishments, union dues, section 125, STD, LTD, and PTO plans.
  • Processed LTD and STD claims, life insurance claims and 401K changes.
  • Coordinated and processed Employee Verifications, Court Orders, Mortgage Statements, and STD/ LTD applications.
  • Managed STD and LOA leaves concurrently and ensured the claimants ongoing medical condition is paid.

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26. FSA

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Here's how FSA is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Administer other benefit programs including 401k, ESOP, FSA, Tuition Reimbursement, charitable giving, scholarship program and more.
  • Ensured all COBRA, HIPAA, Section 125 and FSA notifications were accurate and aligned with Federal and IRS requirements.
  • Managed COBRA and FSA benefits for more than 1,000 retirees, active and non-active employees of Fortune 500 company clients.
  • Recruited by the Director of Operations with SYLINQ Corporation to implement and manage the COBRA/FSA and Individual Billing department.
  • Performed audits and reconciled carrier accounts for medical/dental, vision, FSA, 401(k) and ESPP.
  • Implemented and designed new health and welfare plans including FSA, legal, and voluntary products.
  • Propose, research and project manage new software proposal for Web based FSA and COBRA products.
  • Implemented a health FSA with benefit card with 5% participation in the first year.
  • Support Brokers conduct Annual Open enrollments for Health, Dental, Vision and FSA.
  • Processed STD and Worker's Compensation claims and administered FSA and FMLA plans.
  • Managed the pension and post retirement valuation as well as FSA non-discriminating testing.
  • Oversee the administration of COBRA and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).
  • Performed annual 401(k) and FSA nondiscrimination testing and auditing.
  • Administered 401k, ESPP, Transit, Workers' Compensation and FSA.
  • Administered company 401k, medical, dental, and FSA plans.
  • Transitioned the Section 125 and FSA Plan to a new vendor.
  • Provided payroll updates to the FSA carrier on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Researched and launched new FSA outsourcing carrier with all clients.
  • Facilitate discrimination testing for FSA and self-insured health plan.
  • Reconcile health, dental, vision and FSA invoices.

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27. Summary Plan Descriptions

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Here's how Summary Plan Descriptions is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Review of client Summary Plan Descriptions and Summary of Material Modification documents, in addition to miscellaneous benefit administrative documents.
  • Developed communication materials including retiree letters, employee presentations, and summary plan descriptions.
  • Improved operational efficiency by updating summary plan descriptions and plan communications.
  • Reviewed and edited provider contracts and Summary Plan Descriptions.
  • Developed and communicated changes to summary plan descriptions.
  • Reviewed summary plan descriptions for accuracy.
  • Create and design benefit brochures, plan handbooks, summary plan descriptions and related employee communications.
  • Updated and coordinated distribution of summary plan descriptions for health and welfare and savings plans.
  • Coordinated the change to a new insurance carrier; independently rewrote summary plan descriptions.
  • Perform final review of 5500s, Summary Annual Reports, and Summary Plan Descriptions.
  • Monitored and recommended changes to Summary Plan Descriptions for all benefit plans.
  • Maintained and updated all changes to benefit contracts and summary plan descriptions.
  • Reviewed and update Summary Plan Descriptions when needed.
  • Maintain Summary Plan Descriptions and New Case Documents.
  • Developed communications schedule & created communication pieces for benefits and HR Created Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs) and SBCs.

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28. State Regulations

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Here's how State Regulations is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Worked with Payroll team to ensure that the agency is in compliance with federal and state regulations regarding benefits.
  • Updated and created new documentation annually to maintain compliance with changing Federal and State regulations.
  • Ensured plans were in accordance with federal and state regulations.
  • Assured compliance with all federal and state regulations.
  • Maintained currency on federal/state regulations as it pertains to benefits, compensation and human resource administration.
  • Manage eligibility appeals -ensure health care programs are administered in accordance with federal and state regulations.

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29. IRS

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Here's how IRS is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Organized semi-annual benefit wellness fairs to enhance morale and improve benefit plan education.
  • Received initial buy-in from company executives and initiated first phase of program.
  • Assisted in implementing first executive supplemental retirement plan and executive disability plan.
  • Monitored legislative changes and IRS regulations affecting employee benefit plans.
  • Coordinated monthly job fairs at facility to accommodate staffing/hiring needs.
  • Developed first employee benefit statements which were internally prepared.
  • Coordinated monthly job fairs at local community organizations.
  • Worked with HRIS and IT to develop the company's first on-line flexible benefit enrollment system along with single sign-on capability.
  • Managed MRD annual process for ESOP Plan, ensuring accuracy in benefit payments and compliance with IRS rules and regulations.
  • Coordinated the Firm's annual wellness fairs, retirement education seminars, and other wellness initiatives for the employee population.
  • Negotiated insurance contracts and launched first time automated enrollment systems and processes for the first time in several national locations.
  • Designed and implemented a 401(k) plan and communication strategy resulting in 70% participation in first year.
  • Researched, analyzed, and interviewed providers for the implementation of company's first 401(k) plan.
  • Developed a comprehensive return to work program to reduce lost time accidents by 90% in the first year.
  • Reviewed and mailed all 5500's, check requests for PBGC filings and distributed all IRS required SPD's.
  • Consulted and coordinated with legal counsel for retirement plan revisions, IRS approval and state medical insurance legal issues.
  • Conducted a dependent audit of eligible dependents with third party service resulting in 8% savings for first year.
  • Handle IRS and 401(k) audits; respond to all federal and state tax and unemployment notices.
  • Manage all benefit vendors in US and Canada, annual renewal, open enrollment, 7 health fairs.
  • Developed the Company's first Employee Benefits Survey and Benefits Statement using Symphony's database and form environments.

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30. Party Administrators

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Here's how Party Administrators is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Supervised third party administrators; established professional partnerships, while monitoring performance levels and improving the plan.
  • Performed and responded to benefit audits from third party administrators which included external and internal auditors.
  • Managed and developed all new and existing relationships with external benefits consultants and third-party administrators.
  • Perform compliance audits against insurance and regulatory protocols with third party administrators.
  • Manage relationships with Third Party Administrators and all medical providers.
  • Monitored all third party administrators billing and reporting.
  • Coordinate activities with third party administrators.
  • Act as a liaison and manage the partnership between employee, various carriers, brokers, and third party administrators.
  • Serve as primary contact for Ancestry's private exchange supplier along with other benefits suppliers and third party administrators.
  • Convinced third party administrators to receive wire transfers, expediting receipt of payment and eliminated the need for checks.
  • Manage third party administrators and ensure contractual service, renewal negotiations and financial goals are met.
  • Worked closely with third party administrators and insurance carriers to negotiate coverage's and plan designs.
  • Managed relationships with external actuaries, trustees, banks, attorneys, third party administrators.
  • Manage all external third party administrators, carriers and brokers supporting our benefit program.
  • Worked closely with directors, legal, underwriters and all third party administrators.
  • Serve as a primary contact for plan vendors and Third Party administrators.
  • Acted as liaison with insurance carriers, vendors and third party administrators.
  • Maintain relationships with brokers, third party administrators, and vendors.
  • Act as a liaison between Local union and third party administrators.
  • Worked with third party administrators to file annual 5500's.

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31. Plan Documents

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Here's how Plan Documents is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Ensured compliance with federal and state benefit-related laws and regulations; and maintained benefit plan documents in accordance with current legislation.
  • Interpreted and communicated all Executive Benefits Plan documents revisions and Plan Amendments to participants and senior management.
  • Interpreted enforced benefit policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with plan documents.
  • Reviewed all agreements, contractual documents and summary plan documents for accuracy.
  • Developed benefits communications and reviewed plan documents and summary plan descriptions.
  • Provided technical interpretation of plan provisions and corresponding plan documents.
  • Interpreted Summary Plan Descriptions and retirement plan documents.
  • Participated in vendor negotiations, oversaw the preparation of benefit plan documents, amendments, and summary plan descriptions.
  • Liaised with contract holder in maintaining Pension and 401(k) plan documents and implementing amendments as necessary.
  • Reviewed and Edited all contracts, and summary plan description for health & welfare and 401k plan documents.
  • Reviewed and prepared 5500's, plan documents, Summary Plan Descriptions and Summary Annual Reports.
  • Developed plan documents, summary plan descriptions and employee communications for start-up joint venture company.
  • Maintained legal compliance with plan documents, Summary Plan Descriptions, and claim's procedures.
  • Reviewed and updated all plan documents to ensure federal and state regulatory compliance.
  • Maintain integrity of plan documents and Wrap Documents for H&W plans.
  • Worked with legal counsel to draft and revise plan documents and contracts.
  • Designed, developed, and wrote plan documents for self-funded plans.
  • Review and update SMM, SPD and plan documents for compliance.
  • Interpret plan documents, union contracts and service agreements.
  • Review and assist in updating benefit plan documents.

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32. Medical Plan

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Here's how Medical Plan is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Identified a significant gap in retiree medical plan design resulting in restructuring future options for Medicare eligible retirees.
  • Participated, provided, recommended modifications and/or improvements concerning cost efficiency and plan designed for self-insured medical plan.
  • Managed Medical RFP, medical plan offering consolidation and implementation of voluntary benefit options.
  • Designed and conducted training on first preferred provider arrangement in self-funded medical plans.
  • Developed medical plan pricing strategies that encompass multiple office locations and business units.
  • Collaborated with external broker to develop a global expatriate medical plan offering.
  • Monitored medical plan claims and coordinated stop loss reimbursement process.
  • Conduct non-discrimination testing for all retirement and medical plans.
  • Coordinate annual health insurance enrollment/change process for 14,700 associates, including successful transition of 900 associates to new medical plan.
  • Plan and recommend new, improved, revised programs, kept medical plan increase below medical inflation rate 2002/2003.
  • Serve as manager for benefits plans for 3500+ employees; 2 major medical plans and 1 limited medical/dental plan.
  • Initiated and conducted dependent audit of medical plans, which resulted in over a 15% yearly premium savings.
  • Analyzed and developed medical plan strategy for field locations which was cost effective, yet promoted labor participation.
  • Introduced a flexible spending account and scholarship plans to off set the revisions to the medical plan.
  • Introduced a new medical plan offering in response to employee feedback which resulted in 13% participation.
  • Developed quarterly KPI dashboard (metrics) of medical plan utilization, cost, and top diagnosis.
  • Assisted with the underwriting process that produced Premiums and Employee contributions for self insured medical plans.
  • Worked with field labor unions to show transparency of medical plan budget which improved labor relations.
  • Reconciled and paid all monthly medical plans, dental, life, and disability premium invoices.
  • Transitioned our medical plan from fully insured to self-insured in 2011 for our 2012 plan year.

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33. Vendor Relations

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Here's how Vendor Relations is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Developed and effectively managed vendor relationships and accountability for six separate contracts, corporate plan working under union and contract guidelines.
  • Coordinated policy updates, developed policy guidelines, managed vendor relationships, and provided benefits support to HR and organizational leadership.
  • Manage all outsourced vendor relationships to ensure administration accuracy, strong plan performance, regulatory compliance and cost containment.
  • Managed vendor relationships, and performed comparative market analysis, maintaining awareness of competitor and regulatory changes
  • Managed vendor relationships with third party administrators with performance, sourcing and negotiating of contracts.
  • Managed all external vendor relationships and worked with internal departments to improve employee/client satisfaction.
  • Manage vendor relationships to ensure adherence to required service levels for outsourced benefits provider.
  • Managed all benefit vendor relationships to include benefits broker management, reporting and communication.
  • Manage vendor relationships and performance; ensure compliance by meeting reporting and disclosure requirements.
  • Maintained multiple vendor relationships and collaborated with all union benefit teams.
  • Managed vendor relationships, interfacing with accounting in cost-containment measures.
  • Manage vendor relationships to ensure quality of service delivery.
  • Established vendor relationships to maximize benefit offerings.
  • Facilitated Health and Welfare vendor relationships.
  • Maintained positive and productive vendor relationships.
  • Manage vendor relationships with fiscal oversight.
  • Maintained and developed current vendor relationships.
  • Managed vendor relationships for contingent staffing.
  • Managed broker and vendor relationships.
  • Managed vendor relations and negotiations.

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34. ACA

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Here's how ACA is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Collaborate with benefits consultant to create company strategy for complying with PPACA including strategy to mitigate financial impacts.
  • Answered questions regarding copay information for medications and refill for vacations, lost/stolen medications per policy.
  • Streamlined and reduced internal controls on benefits eligibility for ACA compliance.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of all company benefits; comply with employee's vacation and sick accruals according to policy.
  • Calculated overtime, 401(k), medical insurance, leaves of absence, FMLA, holidays, vacation pay.
  • Maintained the leave management system which included tracking vacation and sick leave as well as processed year end rollover.
  • Led the analysis of the impacts of the ACA and created the strategy in response to the new regulations.
  • Owned continuous monitoring of all variable hour associates to accurately provide benefits to those deemed eligible under the ACA.
  • Process all new hires, terminations and leaves of absence, following FMLA, ACA, and COBRA guidelines.
  • Maintain and implement regulatory compliance via ACA and other state and federal guidelines specific to a faith base organization.
  • Maintain Vacation Plan monthly and annual payout for members of Local 150 as well as many surrounding Local Unions.
  • Interpreted plan documents and Summary Plan Descriptions and reviewed annually to maintain compliance with the ACA and ERISA.
  • Worked closely with HRIS team to set up reporting requirements of the ACA for 1094 and 1095 reporting.
  • Identify systems, processes and vendors to ensure ACA, HIPAA and other regulatory compliance for all plans.
  • Updated Firm's employee handbook, benefit wrap document and benefit summary plan descriptions to ensure ACA compliance.
  • Extend and track offers of coverage according to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Coordinate with ADP to ensure vacation and sick accruals are correctly applied and that payroll deductions are accurate.
  • Monitor vacation and sick leaves, examine and process employees' expenses for domestic and international travel.
  • Utilized People Soft to track benefits enrollment, employee vacations, employee documentation and leaves of absence.
  • Key data appropriately Into Colleague to ensure the ACA reporting tool generates an accurate and complete report.

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35. RFP

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Here's how RFP is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Led disability and Leave Administration RFP, contract negotiation, developed performance guarantees with successful implementation of new carrier.
  • Developed and executed RFP for New Benefits Broker/Consultant and Benefit Vendors.
  • Prepared and consulted on benefit plan renewals, delivered upon RFP's and assisted with new business implementation.
  • Directed RFP process for selection of a new life insurance vendor: saved 37% in employer premiums.
  • Coordinate the RFP process for new benefit provider(s) selection, negotiation of service contracts.
  • Conducted RFP and selection process for 401(k) provider, improving employee satisfaction significantly.
  • Conducted RFP and selection process for benefits broker/consultant resulting in $85,000 annual savings.
  • Participated in the vendor search and RFP process for new wellness provider.
  • Executed RFP process and cost analysis of value of current Benefits Broker/Consultant.
  • Coordinated the allocation of departmental budgets, RFP processes and contract development.
  • Managed the RFP process, vendor negotiations and comprehensive communications plan.
  • Experience in this area includes in depth review of RFP's.
  • Create and assemble RFP'S for prospect and renewal business.
  • Assisted in RFP and final decision for integrated disability plans.
  • Served on committee for RFP payroll vendor process and implementation.
  • Conduct RFI/RFP processes to evaluate vendors and services.
  • Prepare and request RFP's.
  • Conduct RFPs and/or collaborate with existing carriers/vendors to provide competitive, quality programs.
  • Prepared RFPs and selected vendors for 401(k), LTD, insurance, DB pension management and actuarial calculations.
  • Assisted with Request for Proposals (RFPs) in the Western & Central PA Market within multiple local government accounts.

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36. Plan Changes

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Here's how Plan Changes is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Managed special benefits projects including research regarding plan changes and current benefits trends to ensure Company remains competitive with benefits plans.
  • Assisted in negotiating contract provisions, developed insurance plan changes, analyzed benefits data, managed complex technical projects.
  • Recommend, implement and communicate plan changes including preparation and administration of annual enrollment process.
  • Compile summaries for executives outlining recommended benefit plan changes.
  • Recommended benefits plan changes to management.
  • Recommended and executed benefit plan changes.
  • Ensured timely 5500 filings for the Health and Welfare plans and updated the Summary Plan Description to reflect benefit plan changes.
  • Evaluated the company's benefit and 401k plans and made recommendations to senior staff members for any improvement or plan changes.
  • Analyzed benefit plans and cost and made recommendations to senior staff members for plan changes or additional benefits for company.
  • Work closely with executive management to communicate needed plan changes based on cost and trend analysis of claims and premiums.
  • Analyze trends and work with our insurance carriers to establish new procedures or plan changes that will provide plan savings.
  • Ensured effective communication of benefits information to employees and former employees about benefit programs and plan changes.
  • Facilitate annual presentations to all staff regarding plan changes, enrollment changes and new benefit options.
  • Monitored and analyzed plan expenses; made recommendations for plan changes to control costs.
  • Conduct benefit analysis, plan selection and recommend benefit plan changes to upper management.
  • Recommend benefits plan changes to upper management based on direct feedback from employees.
  • Worked with finance and business unit personnel, developed benefit plan changes.
  • Implement plan changes and coverage transfers, and process qualifying life events.
  • Prepared plan changes and renewal cost analysis for VP of Human Resources.
  • Analyzed plan design and recommend plan changes for health & welfare plans.

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37. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Provided data entry support to Payroll Coordinator.
  • Possess solid computer skills, including excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, WordPerfect, Microsoft Word and Data Entry.
  • Implemented Oracle Advanced Benefits to enhance automated processes that improved data entry, reporting and wires.
  • Identified and corrected data entry and bill reconciliation process resulting in 95% accuracy.
  • Developed procedures for timely, accurate data entry and auditing of system data.
  • Detailed and accurate data entry of all client contact in Applied Systems.
  • Perform all policy functions including invoicing, data entry and premium collection.
  • Conducted third party liability research and data entry.
  • Answer incoming calls from Patients, Adjustors, Pharmacies and Dr. Offices Data entry, email, fax multi line phone system
  • Performed refills on medications and tracked status of orders Escalated issues Took payments over the phone and updated payment information Data Entry

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38. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Cost savings included 18+ systems retired as well as targeted headcount reductions based on functionality automated.
  • Identify cost savings and process improvements in the administration and delivery of employee benefits and operations.
  • Defined and measured approved cost savings and revenue benefits, maintaining plan integrity against benefits.
  • Managed and administered company-wide benefit plans including contract negotiations resulting in 11% cost savings.
  • Developed strong partnerships with 15+ key wellness vendors resulting in company cost savings while improving employee health through increased program utilization.
  • Negotiated premium and fees with vendors that resulted in a total first year fixed cost savings of $117K.
  • Realized a $200,000 cost savings by implementing self-service offices linked to New York headquarters, reducing staffing needs.
  • Organized and facilitated health screenings for 9,100+ participants reducing employee health risk and improving long term company cost savings.
  • Negotiated all benefit contracts for the company which resulted in a cost savings of 18% on Medical Insurance.
  • Managed evaluation, selection and implementation enhancing employee satisfaction and cost savings of $100k in annual administrative fees.
  • Presented proposals for plan changes, improvements, and opportunities for cost savings to CEO, CFO, V.P.
  • Harmonized multiple health and wellness plans across business units resulting in significant cost savings of more than 10%.
  • Produced $400K in cost savings by negotiating a revised service agreement with a third party administrator.
  • Resulted in significant improvements to monthly processes and >$500K of cost savings to the company.
  • Provided cost comparisons, recommendation, and improvements for a significant cost savings to the Company.
  • Conducted a dependent audit of the health plans resulting in approximately $750,000 of cost savings.
  • Achieved cost savings in premiums, fee waivers and reduced defined contribution and benefit plan expenses.
  • Assisted in deploying dependent eligibility audit, producing a cost savings of approximately $650,000.
  • Researched, proposed and implemented new and/or improved benefit plans which attribute to cost savings.
  • Launched an Integrated Disability Management Program to achieve $2 million in cost savings.

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39. Osha

low Demand
Here's how Osha is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated programs involving life insurance, self-funded/administered short- and long-term disability, cafeteria plan, COBRA/OSHA reporting and relocation.
  • Developed organizational safety manual and training employees on OSHA safety standards and regulations.
  • Directed the processing of Worker's Compensation claims, and all annual OSHA and WC filings for the New York division.
  • Evaluated risk, controlled all claims, conducted safety training, responsible for OSHA, DOT, and loss investigation.
  • Developed and coordinate internal employee communications relative to benefits as well as safety procedures in compliance to OSHA standards.
  • Researched, designed and taught safety programs to comply with EPA, OSHA, and DOT regulatory mandates.
  • Assisted employees with processing of claims for EOB's, monthly requests, OSHA reporting and COBRA documentation.
  • Managed and monitored worker's comp and safety in the workplace, OSHA guidelines, filing and reporting.
  • Developed property specific OSHA written programs to cover all areas required by state and federal OSHA standards.
  • Maintained all OSHA written programs, OSHA logs, and all safety complaint regulations.
  • Managed the administration of Worker's Compensation claims, and maintained the OSHA log.
  • Enacted OSHA Safety Training, Design and maintenance of Health-Safety Displays and Literature.
  • Resolved employee complaints and went through several Tennessee OSHA (TOSHA) visits.
  • Administered Employee Wellness Program, OSHA, EEO-1 and 300a filings.
  • Prepared and submit electronic data for the EEO1 and OSHA Reports.
  • Keep track of Worker's Compensation and OSHA logs.
  • Conducted field inspections to ensure OSHA compliance.
  • Provided comprehensive onsite inspections in support of OSHA requirements.
  • File worker comp incidents and OSHA reports Accomplishments: Cross-trained in customer loan and collection operations
  • Selected to Co-chair 403(b) Investment Advisory Committee and Chair Infoshare Committee.

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40. DOL

low Demand
Here's how DOL is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Developed administrative reporting procedures and methodologies to accurately maintain and quantify metrics required per Federal, state and company regulations.
  • Saved approximately $4 million dollars through a comprehensive dependent eligibility audit.
  • Manage and contain expenditures equivalent to approximately six million dollars annually.
  • Developed methodology and verbiage for contacting patients with outstanding payments.
  • Developed and monitored annual 26 million dollar benefit budget.
  • Implemented Safety Policy that saved the company 3 Million dollars in Employee Safety/Health violations, by reducing their exposure to injuries.
  • Moved to ACH from Paper Processing for majority of business which resulted in tens of thousands of hard dollar cost savings.
  • Prepared benchmark study and proposed plan improvements for Dolby China benefits program resulting in improved employee morale in the China offices.
  • Serve as member of fiduciary committee to employee plans and signing manager for governmental reporting to DOL, IRS and PBGC.
  • Selected vendor and implemented a new self-funded indemnity medical plan that saved over $3 million dollars in first year alone.
  • Redesigned the payroll structure in compliance with the H1B Immigration laws reducing difficulties with Visa stamping and DOL audits.
  • Saved the company thousands of dollars each month by eliminating chronic late payment penalties pain on union plan invoices.
  • Participated in DOL audit from start to finish including gathering appropriate records and reviewing the findings of the DOL.
  • Consolidated 40 pension plans down to 7 plans, saving the corporation $1 million dollars in actuarial fees.
  • Played key role in 401k audits and communications to employees, ensuring compliance with IRS and DOL regulations.
  • Prepared the annual 5500 Reports for the Health and Welfare Plans and filed such reports with the DOL.
  • Worked closely with company reinsurance carrier to seek reimbursement of all high dollar claims over $100,000.
  • Ensured compliance with DOL, IRS and other state and federal regulatory agencies while managing two professionals.
  • Developed and maintained reports to monitor frequently used benefits to enhance programs and track claim dollars.
  • Managed large complex 401(k), pension and payroll projects using project management methodologies.

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41. EAP

low Demand
Here's how EAP is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Educated employee relations division on utilizing EAP resources as part of disciplinary/grievance process.
  • Evaluated global EAP and Wellness opportunities for US, UK, Germany, France, Mexico and Canada; postponed implementation.
  • Administered multiple benefit programs including health, dental, vision, disability, 401k, pension, COBRA, EAP.
  • Manage health fairs, work/life assistance, EAP seminars; flu shot program, defensive driving, mass transit.
  • Led the selection, contracting and implementation of the first company-wide EAP for 250,000 team members and their dependents.
  • Provided strategic direction for the medical, dental, vision, EAP, mental health and COBRA plans.
  • Coordinate wellness initiatives, benefit fairs, discount programs, EAP and HR workshops.
  • Facilitated employee resolution to various issues, including use of the EAP plan.
  • Initiate referrals to EAP when required and manage employee case management.
  • Led team to implement worldwide travel insurance and EAP.
  • Accepted into LEAP program for management.
  • Implemented wellness plan including weight loss program, health fair, and onsite EAP programs.
  • Worked with EAP provider to secure a job coach for underperforming employees and leaders.
  • Maintain administration of Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Elmcroft Cares.

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42. Company Policies

low Demand
Here's how Company Policies is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Responded to client inquiries and researched resolutions by reviewing appropriate regulations or company policies, and contacting insurance carriers or vendors.
  • Coordinated benefits activities with other departments and ensures that programs are consistently administered to compliance with company policies and government regulations.
  • Plan Administrator in reviewing, approving/denying associate appeal letters to ensure company policies were upheld and made exceptions where necessary.
  • Provide telephonic single-point-of-contact support to internal and external customers to interpret company policies and procedures.
  • Prepared and distributed internal employee communications regarding benefit enrollments, employee events and company policies.
  • Participated in drafting and updating company policies and procedures.
  • Interfaced with management, labor groups, employees, and industry counterparts for effective communication and management of company policies.
  • Ensured company policies and personnel actions are in compliance with appropriate State and Federal labor laws and regulations.
  • Develop, review and revise company policies and practices and makes recommendations for improvement and/or changes to management.
  • Assist with developing company policies and procedures in partnership with the VP Human Capital and HC Manager.
  • Train and mentor new employees on client specific information to ensure adherence to company policies and procedures.
  • Ensured all benefit plans were in compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and company policies.
  • Supported HR Director with numerous tasks including recruiting, writing company policies, and terminating employees.
  • Trained all new HR staff in benefits management, leave management, and company policies.
  • Job duties required knowledge of company policies as well as Medicare and Medicaid policies.
  • Provided assistance to all employees on an ongoing basis with benefits and company policies.
  • Maintained employee and freelance personnel files for compliance with company policies and government regulations.
  • Handle audits of group benefit plans for compliance with company policies and government regulations.
  • Propose recommendations to the revision of work flow processes, procedures and company policies.
  • Manage and update company policies, and communicate benefit updates across the company.

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43. Peoplesoft

low Demand
Here's how Peoplesoft is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Led departmental PeopleSoft projects and initiatives; involved in systems testing when additional system upgrades were implemented.
  • Participated on Steering Committee defining the scope of the PeopleSoft upgrade to version 7.0 and managed benefit module implementation.
  • Developed and implemented the Benefits intranet system and automated the Open Enrollment by implementing the PeopleSoft employee self-service program.
  • Led a successful transition of payroll, time and labor, benefits and general ledger to PeopleSoft.
  • Helped spearhead the development and the implementation of a global Human Resource information System, PeopleSoft.
  • Monitored PeopleSoft entries and generated standardized HRIS payroll reports related to the leaves of absence process.
  • Administered all employee benefits including processing of payroll deductions - Cyborg & then PeopleSoft.
  • Acted as senior human resources representative on PeopleSoft implementation team ensuring compliance with ERISA.
  • Lead project to convert manual LOA process into systemic tracking (using PeopleSoft).
  • Participated and co - Managed the payroll conversion process to the PeopleSoft system.
  • Identified and documented a standard test plan to streamline testing on PeopleSoft applications.
  • Managed system conversions including HRIS to PeopleSoft and payroll to ADP.
  • Partnered in the implementation of PeopleSoft and linked it with ADP.
  • Coordinated the transition for ADP Payroll software to PeopleSoft Payroll software.
  • Served as Project Liaison to HMIS for PeopleSoft benefits functionality.
  • Assisted with vendor selection and implementation of PeopleSoft HRMS.
  • Trained agency benefits specialist on PeopleSoft HCM module.
  • Worked with Lawson and PeopleSoft systems.
  • Maintained Peoplesoft database with consolidations of earnings/hours, and data corrections/updates.
  • Implemented on-line benefits enrollment system utilizing PeopleSoft.

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44. Vendor Management

low Demand
Here's how Vendor Management is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Implemented cost-effective vendor management for health and life insurance and retirement plan.
  • Benefit analysis and vendor management.
  • Managed the administration of benefits including plan design, vendor management, legal reporting and communication for 2500 employees.
  • Managed Workers' Compensation program to include claims & vendor management as well as participation in Corporate Safety committee.
  • Led the benefits function to include plan design, compliance, vendor management, employee communications and budget oversight.
  • Facilitate vendor management through the assessment and selection of strategic partners to ensure strategic HR planning objectives are met.
  • Directed and implemented US and Canada employee health and welfare benefits coupled with vendor management strategy.
  • Provided organization and leadership support for 6 subsidiaries on plan design, compliance and vendor management.
  • Led global mobility through third party vendor management to move approximately 12 associates per year.
  • Oversee vendor management and ensure quality service.
  • Manage key vendor management issues and resolution.
  • Handle all Broker and Vendor management.
  • Partnered with senior management for contract negotiations and vendor management.

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45. HSA

low Demand
Here's how HSA is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Support of pension plan calculations, retiree medical, HSA, Stop Loss RFP.
  • Enrolled newly hired employees in benefits, 401K and HSA banking accounts.
  • Implemented first HSA Plan to assist employees in funding CDHP deductibles.
  • Reported worker's compensation claims and completed annual OHSA log.
  • Drive full replacement CDHP plans with HSA and wellness initiatives.
  • Handled pension plans for two union groups Led implementation of new CDHP and HSA for 2013.

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46. Hippa

low Demand
Here's how Hippa is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Installed and oversaw COBRA/LOA/STD/LTD/EOI/QMCSO/HIPPA and Medicare Secondary Payment program administration and compliance.
  • Complied with HIPPA regulations in order to keep client health information secure from security breaches.
  • Detailed knowledge and compliance of HIPPA laws and PHI (Protected Health Information).
  • Trained in HIPPA and PHI guidelines for 3rd party, members and professional.
  • Insure HIPPA compliance as it relates to payroll and human resources.
  • Ensured federal/state compliance with labor laws, COBRA, HIPPA.
  • Work various campaigns while complying with HIPPA regulations and laws.
  • Oversee employee HIPPA compliance training using the NetLearning database.
  • Implemented in-house HIPPA training and ensured full compliance.
  • Negotiated health claims in accordance with HIPPAA laws.
  • Document processes for HIPPA compliance and training.
  • Developed new HIPPA policy and procedures.
  • Program Coordinator Northwest Georgia Region Privacy Officer-created and implemented training program for HIPPA.
  • Complied with all relevant SOPs, HIPPA and FDA regulations.
  • Handled Medicare & Government accounts, Followed strict HIPPA guidelines..
  • Perform HIPPA verification Assist with rejected claims Place overrides for rejected medications Verify Insurance/Pharmacy coverage Provide processing information

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47. Due Diligence

low Demand
Here's how Due Diligence is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Directed the due diligence reviews and provided recommendations on potential acquisitions considering organizational fit, risk assessment, and strategic alignment.
  • Conducted due diligence and managed integration of benefit programs and enrollment following mergers and acquisitions.
  • Supported the due diligence and benefits-related activities associated with mergers and acquisitions.
  • Managed due diligence and integration activities for seven mergers and acquisitions.
  • Execute all employee aspects of acquisitions including due diligence phase, identifying operations synergies and on-boarding of new employees into organization.
  • Supported Mergers and Acquisitions Team, including due diligence and post-merger integration from Party America to Party City.
  • Managed 401(k) Investment Committee involving evaluating funds for performance and due diligence of the plan.
  • Led due diligence and analysis surrounding benefit plans, vendors and administrative processes of acquired companies.
  • Worked closely with executive management team on due diligence associated with the acquisition of this company.
  • Worked with acquisition team on gathering, analyzing and presenting information during Due Diligence process.
  • Performed due diligence, designed and merged 401(k) plans for two companies.
  • Serve as confidential HR leader for US based company acquisitions in the due diligence phase.
  • Served on merger & acquisition due diligence team, integrated benefits and communicated to associates.
  • Performed due diligence on acquisitions' benefit plans and coordinated merging of plans.
  • Perform routine due diligence studies for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Performed due diligence for acquisitions; conducted presentations for new employees.
  • Conduct analysis and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.
  • Assist in due diligence for US acquisitions.
  • Led pre-merger due diligence and post-integration as company grew and absorbed other business entities, their staff and resources.
  • Led the due diligence and implementation of the Sebree and Mt Holly, KY acquisition.

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48. Direct Reports

low Demand
Here's how Direct Reports is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Direct reports included Leave Administrator and Benefits Specialist
  • Managed and fostered the development of the department's Benefits Specialists; including 4 direct reports.
  • Provided training and support to a team of five direct reports and three in-direct vendor reports.
  • Hold Monthly 1x1 with Direct Reports to review metrics, self development and leadership goals.
  • Managed the professional development of eighteen direct reports in MA, NH, and NC.
  • Organized and coordinated the work of 2 direct reports to meet established schedules and goals.
  • Manage team of 10 direct reports across 4 complex accounts and 1 medium complexity.
  • Lead internal benefits management team with 6 direct reports serving over 6,000 employees.
  • Managed two direct reports in the HR administrative support function.
  • Direct Reports were the HR/Benefits Clerk and the HR Assistant.
  • Managed two direct reports and supported 4,000+ employees.
  • Manage Payroll/Benefits Departments (four direct reports).
  • Lead and managed a team of direct reports.
  • Provide coaching and development to four direct reports
  • Risk and Benefits Manager: 4 direct reports
  • Led four direct and 22 indirect reports.
  • Staff Supervision - Three direct reports.

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49. Payroll Deductions

low Demand
Here's how Payroll Deductions is used in Benefits Manager jobs:
  • Process required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record keeping and proper payroll deductions.
  • Reconcile benefit vendor billing statements monthly with employee payroll deductions.
  • Prepared quarterly audits of payroll deductions and active enrollments.
  • Created excel spreadsheets to reconcile payroll deductions for accuracy.
  • Maintain Benefit structure and plan design in HRIS system for enrollment data file transmission to vendors and biweekly payroll deductions.
  • Reconcile payroll deductions and correspond with our vendors and finance department to ensure deductions and payments are set up correctly.
  • Conduct open enrollment annually and make all the changes in the vendor sites and change payroll deductions accordingly.
  • Worked hand in hand with the University Controller's Office to ensure payroll deductions accurately matched employee elections.
  • Reconcile all medical premium billing to payroll deductions, prepare G/L journal entries and check requests.
  • Approved all billing and funding of benefits as well as new payroll deductions for 2017 plans.
  • Maintain benefit billing to payroll deductions, including monthly and annual reporting.
  • Processed benefits and 401k enrollment and set up payroll deductions.
  • Reconcile bill and payroll deductions against computer listing.
  • Maintained employee benefit payroll deductions in HRIS system.
  • Prepare all check request for payroll deductions.
  • Implemented an individual insurance program allowing employees who had individual coverage to enjoy pre-tax payroll deductions.
  • Processed timesheets, attendance records, calculated pay increases, department changes and recorded all payroll deductions.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Benefits Manager

Benefits Administration18.2%
Open Enrollment9.9%
Payroll System9.6%
Long-Term Disability7.2%
Cobra6%
HR5.9%
Fmla5.7%
Hris4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Benefits Manager

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Benefits Administration
Benefits Administration
13.7%
13.7%
2
2
Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment
7.4%
7.4%
3
3
Payroll System
Payroll System
7.2%
7.2%
4
4
Long-Term Disability
Long-Term Disability
5.4%
5.4%
5
5
Cobra
Cobra
4.5%
4.5%
6
6
HR
HR
4.5%
4.5%
7
7
Fmla
Fmla
4.3%
4.3%
8
8
Hris
Hris
3%
3%
9
9
Retirement Planning
Retirement Planning
2.5%
2.5%
10
10
Welfare Plans
Welfare Plans
2.4%
2.4%
11
11
Health Care
Health Care
2.4%
2.4%
12
12
Customer Service
Customer Service
2.3%
2.3%
13
13
Life Insurance
Life Insurance
2.3%
2.3%
14
14
Wellness Programs
Wellness Programs
2.1%
2.1%
15
15
ADP
ADP
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
Pharmacy Benefits
Pharmacy Benefits
2%
2%
17
17
Absence
Absence
1.9%
1.9%
18
18
Erisa
Erisa
1.8%
1.8%
19
19
Hipaa
Hipaa
1.8%
1.8%
20
20
Plan Design
Plan Design
1.8%
1.8%
21
21
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
1.7%
1.7%
22
22
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
1.5%
1.5%
23
23
Workers Compensation
Workers Compensation
1.5%
1.5%
24
24
Pension Plans
Pension Plans
1.4%
1.4%
25
25
STD
STD
1.3%
1.3%
26
26
FSA
FSA
1.3%
1.3%
27
27
Summary Plan Descriptions
Summary Plan Descriptions
1.2%
1.2%
28
28
State Regulations
State Regulations
1%
1%
29
29
IRS
IRS
1%
1%
30
30
Party Administrators
Party Administrators
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Plan Documents
Plan Documents
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Medical Plan
Medical Plan
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Vendor Relations
Vendor Relations
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
ACA
ACA
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
RFP
RFP
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Plan Changes
Plan Changes
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Osha
Osha
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
DOL
DOL
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
EAP
EAP
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Company Policies
Company Policies
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Peoplesoft
Peoplesoft
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Vendor Management
Vendor Management
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
HSA
HSA
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Hippa
Hippa
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Due Diligence
Due Diligence
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Direct Reports
Direct Reports
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Payroll Deductions
Payroll Deductions
0.5%
0.5%

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