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Benefits Specialist

Company: Natural Grocers
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Job Description:

OverviewJob SummaryThe Benefits Specialist is responsible for overseeing and administering the employee benefits program at a company. This position specializes in health insurance and retirement plans.ResponsibilitiesKey responsibilities include the following essential functions, but are not limited to:Ensure timely enrollment of employees into the company's group benefitsAssist with annual benefits renewal and open enrollmentRespond to questions from employees regarding benefits plans, enrollmentPerform regular review and audits of benefits deductions, invoices ensuring accuracyAdvise management on resolving benefits issuesAssist with the development, coordination and delivery of employee communicationsReport and track enrollments to ensure eligibility requirements are metManage ACA compliance and reportingLead annual IRS reporting process ensuring accuracy and timelinessUpdate job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizationsAnalyze defined benefit contribution plans, such as 401(k).Provide ongoing analysis on trends, legislative changes and best practices within the benefits fieldManage programs that include - medical, dental, vision insurance and protection against catastrophic illness.Implement employee life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance and disability insurance.Manage long-term care insurance, wellness programs, and flexible benefits plans.Stay current on changing Federal and State regulations and legislation that may affect employee benefits.Provide employees literature on available plans on pricing structure.Inform employees of deadlines regarding signing up for benefits. Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be "hands on" and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.QualificationsEducation, Skills & Experience:High school or GED required, college a plus5+ years of relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.Possess excellent phone etiquette and is customer service drivenPossess exceptional interpersonal communication skillsAbility to work with external customers, vendors, etc.Possess strong organizational skills with attention to detailsAbility to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignmentsKnowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); experience with SharePoint a plusSome Payroll Experience is a plus This job description is not an employment contract. It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities. The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice. Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to him/her by their Manager and/or other Home Office managers that my not be listed in this job description. Physical Demands: SedentaryKey for Physical Demands: N = Never O = Occasional; 1-33% of time F = Frequent; 34-66% of timeC = Constant; 67-100% of time ActivityFrequencyActivityFrequencyActivityFrequency NOFC NOFC NOFC Lift/Carry: Push/Pull: Walk X 10 lbs or less X 15 lbs or less X Sit X 11-20 lbs X 16-30 lbs X Stand X 21-50 lbs X 31-50 lbsX Fine motor manipulations X 51-100 lbsX 51-100 lbsX Gripping X 100+ lbsX Squat/kneel X Bend X Drive: Computer: Twist/turn X ManualX Data entry XCrawl/ClimbX AutomaticX Use of mouse XReach outward X Reach above chest X Environmental Demands: N = NeverKey for Environmental Demands: O = Occasional; 1-33% of time F = Frequent; 34-75% of time C = Constant; 76-100% of time DemandFrequencyDemandFrequencyDemandFrequency NOFC NOFC NOFC outside work X sharp tools/equipment X chemicalsX cold X noise X dust/fumes X heat X contact stress X vibrationX wet/humidX heightsX congested worksite X

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