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Benefits Specialist

The Top Five Reasons to Join HR Works, Inc.:
1. Recognized as the fastest growing HR consulting firm throughout New York State
2. NYS SHRM - Best Places to Work in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
3. Recipient of Rochester Business Ethics Award
4. Top Rochester 100 in 2012, 2013, 2014
5. Competitive compensation with strong benefits package and 401(k) with match
HR Works' rapidly-growing outsourced benefits area is currently recruiting for a Benefits Specialist. This role will assist clients with overall benefits administration for all welfare benefits, including COBRA and Leave administration. Duties also involve working directly with clients' employees to answer questions related to eligibility and other benefit inquiries, as well as assisting with online enrollment.
DESCRIPTION
Benefit Administration:
o Manage day-to-day benefit administration functions for clients.
o Assist with issues related to processing benefits and HRIS data.
o Respond to employees' call center inquiries related to benefit coverage, claims issues, COBRA, etc.
o Prepare and distribute new hire benefits packages to employees.
o Conduct new hire benefit orientations for clients.
o Provide assistance to employees re: medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and FSA/HRA/HSA.
o Perform monthly carrier invoice reconciliation and provide summary to clients.
o Coordinate annual open enrollment process. Participate in employee meetings/benefit fairs and assist with online enrollment.
o Also includes the following: Leave Administration; Systems; Client Maintenance; Documentation & Reporting; and Vendor Relations.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
o Minimum of 2 years of benefits, HRIS, and leave administration experience
o Working knowledge of benefit trends, industry regulations and compliance requirements.
o Experience with ADP Workforce Now preferred
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
o Excellent customer service and follow through skills
o Strong communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and presentation skills
o Ability to take initiative and act proactively
o Strong administrative and documentation skills
o Organized and detail oriented
o Demonstrated ability to problem solve by adapting knowledge and experience
o Ability to work under pressure with multiple priorities and deadlines
o Proficient in Microsoft Excel
o Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
REQUIRED EDUCATION
o Bachelor's degree or Associates degree with commensurate work experience
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Additional Comments:
HR Works, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. HR Works, Inc. will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

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