Benefits Specialist

Olathe, KS

Posted: 10/01/2018 Industry: Human Resources Job Number: EB-8844938939a Pay Rate: $50000.00

Our client is seeking a Benefits Specialist. This position will be the first point of contact for benefits, leave programs, compensation and compliance programs.

Benefits Specialist responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for the administration and coordination of all health and welfare benefits including health insurance, dental, vision life, disability, FMLA, workers’ compensation, COBRA, retirement plan, and flex spending accounts.
  • Oversees benefit administration systems including carrier sites and benefit admin system/HRIS.
  • Researches and ensures compliance with all legal requirements associated with our benefits according to federal, ERISA, IRS, state and other laws or regulations.
  • Manages compliance with regard to the following programs: FMLA and non-FMLA leave, ADAAA, HIPAA Privacy, Workers’ Compensation, COBRA, Disability Plans, and ACA.
  • Manages corporate wellness programs including wellness incentives and vendors; develops, implements, and delivers wellness communication strategy.

Benefits Specialist requirements include:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in employee benefits, human resources, and/or compliance.
  • Strong knowledge of FMLA, ADAAA, Work Comp, ACA, ERISA, COBRA, and HIPAA.
  • Experience with self-funded plans and stop loss carriers.
  • PHR or SPHR certification strongly preferred.
  • Experience with HRIS systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.


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