Staffmark San Bernardino, California
Aug 05, 2020Full time
Our client in San Bernardino is seeking a Benefits Specialist. Please email resume to and apply on our website search for Job ID 102167 RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: 1. Manage and administers employee benefits programs such as retirement plans, medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance coverage and health savings account; and Retired Priest Programs. 2. Installs approved new plans and changes. Prepare announcement material, booklets, and other media for communicating new plans/changes to eligible employees. 3. Participates in new hire orientation meetings, presenting benefit information. 4. Revises and reissues all communications benefits material as necessary. 5. Advises and counsels management and employees on existing benefits. 6. Assures compliance with provisions of Affordable Care Act, HIPPA Compliance 7. Responsible for auditing payroll deductions for health insurance premiums; insurance bills and payment for accuracy; reconciles semi-monthly and monthly billings for all benefit plans; prepare checks requests for payment of all plans. 8. Responsible for inputting employee payroll deductions accurately input into the payroll system. 9. Administer Leaves of Absence program, including ensuring State and Federal compliance of all mandated leaves, and leave covered under Diocesan policy, including designation of a leave in accordance to governmental regulations. 10. Compose letters of notification to employees as appropriate. 11. Track and collect benefits premiums. 12. Send follow-up notifications as appropriate. 13. Attend benefits meeting, including annual Trustors' meeting. 14. Member of Lay Employee Pension Board. 15. In collaboration with Office Director, reviews and analyzes changes to State and federal laws pertaining to employee health benefits programs. 16. Address benefits inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution. 17. Organize and host employee's annual health and wellness fair. 18. Supervise and oversees benefits enrollment processes, including maintenance of enrollments, and record keeping of all benefit related documents. 19. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES: 1. Must have a minimum of 5 years' experience in a benefits administration position. 2. Bi-lingual/bi-literate English and Spanish required. 3. Must have ability to understand and be able to administer complex benefits programs. 4. Must be knowledgeable and have strong understanding of Benefits terminology and HIPPA requirements. 5. High School Diploma plus some college desired. Bachelor's Degree preferred or equivalent of education and work experience. 6. Must have knowledge, understanding and experience in basic accounting. 7. Must have ability to research and stay up-to-date with benefits laws and regulations as they change. 8. Must have problem resolution skills and ability to respond to health insurance related questions. 9. Must have excellent presentation skills and public speaking experience; effective phone skills including ability to answer questions over the phone, and in person and effective written, verbal, interactive communication and people skills. 10. Must have ability to work in a pro-active environment. 11. Must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Publishers, ADP, internet, and ability to operate various office machines including: copier, fax machine, etc. 12. Must have effective ability to file alpha/numerically. 13. Must possess excellent judgment, communication skills (verbal and written), organizational skills, extensive attention to detail, and the ability to manage stressful situations. 14. Must have ability to comprehend and explain simple, semi-complex processes or procedures in a clear, concise manner. 15. Effective ability to offer creative approaches to problem solving utilizing "out of the box" ideas and solutions. 16. Comply with all applicable Organization, Department and Office policies and procedures. 17. Comply with all applicable security and safety policies and procedures. 18. Must have ability to work in a multi-cultural environment. 19. Must have current California drivers' license. 20. Must have ability to travel locally as required; overnight travel may be required. About Staffmark Staffmark makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, medical condition, age, marital status, national origin, citizen status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, denial of medical or family leave, pregnancy or pregnancy disability leave or any other protected group status as defined by federal, state or local law. We will provide reasonable accommodations throughout the application or interviewing process. If you require a reasonable accommodation, contact us. Staffmark is an E-verify employer.