HR Administrator/Benefits

Location: Annapolis, MD
Date Posted: 05-02-2018
FosterThomas, Inc. is a leading HR Management and Consulting firm. We are seeking an HR Administrator/Benefits to assist our client out of their Annapolis, MD location.

HR Administrator-Benefits
The HR Administrator/Benefits has well-rounded benefits administration experience, with emphasis in health and welfare administration. This role will serve as the benefits subject matter.
Essential Duties:
  • Educate employees about benefit programs by developing and maintaining communication materials and designing employee workshops.
  • The point-of- contact for employees facing difficult and complex benefit-related issues.
  • Executing plan design changes and wellness initiatives by coordinating with insurance carriers, managing open enrollment and wellness events, verifying system changes and updating employee communication materials.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements for health & Welfare plans by monitoring regulatory changes, coordinating plan amendments, and distributing legally required notices.
  • Enhance the delivery of benefits by maintaining working relationships with vendors.
  • Participate in the planning, development, implementation and administration of health and welfare programs and voluntary benefits.
  • Manage workers compensation policy and claims—maintain list of coverage locations and ensure coverage does not lapse.
  • Supports management decisions by preparing benefits utilization reports, analyzing trends and recommending plan design changes where applicable.
  • Reconciling employee and carrier reports and reconciling benefits accounts.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Education Requirements:
  • BA/BS Degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform job duties may be considered.
Work Experience:
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in a benefits-based role.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office; especially Excel (ability to make reports and charts)
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Must be able to interact with employees at all levels
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Ability to plan, set priorities and manage multiple projects while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Must be motivated, and results-driven
EEO Statement: FosterThomas is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal employment opportunities in recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation and disciplinary action with regard to the terms and conditions of employment. FosterThomas does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, or sex, including pregnancy and childbirth, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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