Senior Benefits Specialist
Company: Hugo Enterprises
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Hugo Enterprises is seeking a Benefits Specialist to serve the
workforce of various closely held business and non-profit ventures,
including Hugo Specialty Foods, a distributor of premium underdog
food brands; the Jackson Fork Ranch, an upscale resort in western
Wyoming; Straight Arrow News, a newsroom that strives to deliver
content free from bias or agenda; Opportunity Education, an
educational foundation that empowers students worldwide with
growth-oriented learning programs from primary school into college
and career; Quest Forward Academy, with high schools located in
Omaha, NE and Santa Rosa, CA; The Cloisters on the Platte, a
world-class religious retreat center located between Omaha and
Lincoln, Nebraska; and other business and not-for-profit
Primary Responsibilities of the Benefits Specialist:
--- Benefit plan coordination and maintenance.
--- Administrative duties and recordkeeping.
Benefit Plan Coordination and Maintenance
--- Coordinate with management on development and administration of
company benefits strategy.
--- Negotiate with third-party service providers and insurance
carriers in a timely fashion.
--- Assist employees with enrollment information, selections and
--- Monitor group retirement and health and welfare benefit plans
to ensure the plans are properly maintained and comply with
applicable rules, regulations, audit and IRS filing
--- Liaise with employee and benefit providers to address and
resolve employee benefit issues and concerns.
Administrative Duties and Recordkeeping
--- Assist as needed with new hire processing including
eligibility-to-work validation, background checks, benefit plan
orientation and enrollment.
--- Implement and maintain integration of benefits with payroll
(currently Paychex suite of services) and benefits third party
administrators, troubleshoot issues related to benefits
--- Ensure compliance with Employer Shared Responsibility
obligations for variable hour workforce.
--- Lead annual benefit enrollment process, informing employees of
election options, deadlines and changes from prior year
--- Lead policy development and documentation.
--- Lead market research to establish competitive benefit practices
that help to recruit and retain superior staff.
--- Lead company health and safety programs; as applicable, monitor
and track OSHA-required data.
Desired Skills, Education and Expertise
--- Must be experienced in a wide-ranging, full functioning Human
Resource environment; Benefits Specialist will have a hands-on,
"get into the weeds" approach. This will require a high detail
orientation and commitment to meeting deadlines in an orderly
--- Proven success in administration of general HR duties including
specifically benefits administration.
--- Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Human
Resources, Business, Organization Development, or related
--- Ability to communicate confidently and effectively, both in
speaking and in writing, with all levels in an organization.
--- Demonstrated ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to
the executive management team that provides overall company
leadership and direction.
--- General knowledge of various employment laws and practices and
experience working with a corporate employment law attorney.
--- Specific experience in developing and rolling out a successful
health and welfare benefit plan a strong plus.
--- Specific experience administering retirement plan compliance
requirements a strong plus (e.g. routine plan communications,
internal plan audits, etc.)
--- Specific experience in overseeing third party administration of
health and welfare and retirement benefits a strong plus (e.g.
internal audit of benefits integration with payroll).
--- Specific experience overseeing third party administration of
COBRA benefits a plus.
--- Excellent organizational management skills.
--- A minimum of three years of progressive experience in Human
Resources responsibilities required, five years preferred.
Compensation includes salary commensurate with experience. Employee
benefits offered include medical, dental, vision and life
insurance, and 401k with employer match. Office centrally located
in south Denver near I-25 and Santa Fe Blvd. Please email cover
letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject
heading "Senior Benefits Specialist" or fax to 303-865-5962.
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