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Benefits Administrator
Job Code:2019-CORP-031
City:Bloomfield Hills
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Job Type:Human Resources/Payroll
Job Responsibilities:

We are currently seeking an experienced Benefits Administrator for our Bloomfield Hills, MI corporate headquarters. The Benefits Administrator will handle the day-to-day operations of benefits programs such as group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, critical illness and accident plan, HSA plan, and 401(k) plan.

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Executive Director of HR in the design and implementation of the benefits programs.

  • Collect data and prepare payroll reports, as necessary.

  • Serve as a contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators.

  • Coordinate data transfers to external contacts for services, premiums and plan administration.

  • Evaluate and revise internal processes to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

  • Document and maintain administrative procedures for assigned benefits processes.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable government regulations.

  • Coordinate benefit enrollments, QMCSO responses, terminations, life event changes, etc.

  • Oversee maintenance of employee benefits files and updates to employee payroll records.

  • Gather employee data, process monthly billings and prepare check requests or wire authorizations for payment of group plan premiums.

  • Assist in the biweekly preparation of payroll through the Sage HRMS system.

  • Prepare reconciliation reports to ascertain correct premium and 401(k) deductions.

  • Participate in new hire orientation.

  • Develop communication tools to enhance employee understanding of the company’s benefits package and meet disclosure requirements. 

  • Provide support to group benefits participants.

  • Administer and track all leaves of absence including FMLA, MLOA, Workers’ Compensation, and personal, and coordinate the administration of any STD and LTD benefits.

  • Serve as an emergency backup for the senior living payroll administrator.

Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR is preferred.

  • Previous experience in benefits administration is required.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs.

  • Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.

  • Strong analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of plan designs. Ability to evaluate and make judgment on the plans administration.

  • Knowledge of benefits contract language.

  • Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both adopted and pending, affecting employee benefits programs.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Must possess exceptional organizational and time-management skills.

  • Ability to maintain confidential information.

  • The ability to work cooperatively with others.

  • Attendance, work ethic and strong interpersonal skills are required for success in this position.

Employees are required to be honest and trustworthy with a satisfactory background. A valid driver's license and reliable transportation will be required as this position will entail the operation of a personal and potentially a company vehicle.

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