Payroll/Benefits Specialist...

Under minimal supervision, coordinate the employee benefits program and provide support to district employees regarding medical and optional benefits.  Maintain employee benefit records and enrollment HUB records.  Reconcile, audit and maintain billing for all benefit plans.
• High school diploma or GED
Special Knowledge/Skills:
• Knowledge of employee benefits programs and applicable laws, including COBRA, IRS Section 125 guidelines and Affordable Care Act requirements and deadlines.
• Ability to interpret and disseminate insurance and benefits information to individuals and groups.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong organization and analytical skills.
• Proficiency in bill reconciliation.
• Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel with the ability to develop spreadsheets.
• Proficiency skills in typing, keyboarding and use of calculator.
• Ability to work independently.
• Two years of successful experience in benefits administration, insurance administration, or related field, preferred.
Benefits Administration
1. Administer employee benefit programs such as group health insurance, dental, life, and Flex reimbursement.
2. Assist new and current employees by effectively and respectfully communicating with employees regarding coverage, claims, enrollment, and enrollment status changes.
3. Assist with annual benefit open enrollment including processing enrollment changes within required time limits to meet payroll deadlines.
4. Act as a liaison between employees and insurance carriers to resolve issues.  Responds to telephone inquiries, emails and written correspondence from employees, insurance carriers and third-party administrator.
5. Audit, reconcile and maintain health insurance and optional benefits billing within district and vendor deadlines using multiple sources and reports.
6. Identity, contact and track employees not receiving paychecks who must bring in payment for benefits.
7. Complete court-ordered medical support orders.
Records, Reports, and Correspondence
8. Assist with maintenance and reporting of necessary Affordable Care Act information.
9. Prepare, process and distribute correspondence to retiring and terminating employees regarding eligibility for continued coverage.
10. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and electronic reports, records, and other documents as required.
11. Maintain high level of confidentiality.
12. Cross-train to provide assistance for Workers’ Compensation, as needed.
13. Other duties as assigned.
• Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals.
Mental Demands
• Maintain emotional control under stress
• Work with frequent interruptions
Physical Demands
• Prolonged sitting.  Occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, ad twisting.
• Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse.  Occasional reaching.
• Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
• Prolonged use of computer
Environmental Demands
• May work prolonged or irregular hours
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