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Benefits Administrator (Part Time) - Newcomer Funeral Service Group

    Job Summary

    The benefits administrator position is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing company benefits programs (i.e. group health, dental, vision, voluntary benefits, FMLA, life insurance, flexible spending plan, 401(k) plan and retirement plan). The benefits administrator also provides excellent customer service for our benefits plans, investigates new benefits programs, improves existing programs, and completes benefits administration as well as providing analytical and technical support in the delivery of the benefits programs. 

    Essential Functions

    1.    Demonstrate Core Values of Excellence, Trust, Care and Growth in performing all aspects of position.

    2.    Maintain a positive work environment by behaving and communicating in a manner so that you get along with families, co-workers and management.

    3.    Remain up-to-date on Paycom reading as assigned.

    4.    Serve as primary contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators. 

    5.    Provides superior customer service support to Newcomer associates and analyzes complex benefits information. 

    6.    Maintain group benefit databases and UltiPro benefit records. Conduct daily benefits processing by maintaining employee benefit files and updating payroll records to make sure the plans run smoothly.

    7.    Provides training and support to group benefits associates, home office associates and the field staff, by using audiovisual tools, including PowerPoint and videos.

    8.    Gather employee data and oversees the processing of monthly billings for all group plans. Monitors administrative costs and provides cost containment strategies, as well as, assists with budgetary recommendations and reconciliation. 

    9.    Handle enrollments, COBRA, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, disability, FMLA, accident and death claims, rollovers, QDROs, QMCSOs, distributions, hardships and compliance testing. 

    10.    Develops and maintains benefit forms while also providing educational materials to enhance understanding of the company’s benefits package.

    11.    Designs and distributes materials for benefits orientations, open enrollment and summary plan descriptions. 

    12.    Develop long-range objectives regarding benefits programs in conjunction with the Vice President, Human Resources, and provide information in non-routine situations. 

    13.    Coordinate transfer of data to external contacts for services, premiums and plan administration. 

    14.    Document and maintain administrative procedures for benefits while also evaluating ways to reduce costs and increase efficiency. 

    15.    Prepare regular benefits reports extracting data from the database. Provide technical support, test system functionality and work with end users and HRIS Analyst to provide system support and troubleshoot system problems. 

    16.    Ensure compliance with applicable government regulations.  Ensure timeliness and accuracy of required filings.

    17.    Assists with all plan audits to verify the accuracy and performance of functions performed by 3rd party administrators. Gather materials and works with auditors throughout process.

    18.    Work with broker to review employee benefit plans and vendors to identify those that present the best value. Examine possible plan design, cost benefit strategies, survey industry trends and recommends best plan options. 

    19.    Assists in the management of the benefits plan renewal process, as well as, implementation of new programs. 

    20.    Light housekeeping to keep the facilities and grounds in perfect order.  This includes keeping work areas tidy, picking up litter on the grounds and general straightening up.

    The above duties are neither intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities for this position nor are they intended to be a listing of prerequisite skills and abilities. The purpose of this job description is to describe the general nature of the position.

    Required Education and Experience

    •    Bachelor’s degree required.  Human Resources or Business Administration degree preferred
    •    Minimum three years of related benefits, human resource or employee benefits administration experience required
    •    Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Cognos/BI and Ultipro (preferred)
    •    Project and team management/leadership skills and experience. Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment with associates. Capability of effective planning and priority setting. Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines
    •    Strong analytical skills and knowledge of plan designs. Ability to understand, evaluate and make judgment on the proposals (RFPs)
    •    Knowledge of pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both adopted and pending, affecting employee benefits programs, including ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, Section 125, workers’ compensation, Medicare, OBRA, and Social Security and DOL requirements 
    •    Excellent communication and organization skills

    For questions, please contact Tyler Cummins at  

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    Post live until 06/20/2021