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Benefits Specialist in Plainville at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

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Job Description

Publicly-traded manufacturing group is seeking an experienced Benefits Specialist to join their team. Ideally, we are searching for candidates with 4+ years of Benefits Administration experience, and who are familiar with welfare and retirement plans, health and wellnesss programs, and employment laws.

Responsibilities include:

  • Determines employee benefit practices by benchmarking best practices; researching industry and employment trends; tracking legislation and estimating impact.
  • Determines employee benefit interests by conducting employee surveys; forming focus groups; analyzing responses.
  • Recommends employee benefit programs by examining, evaluating, and optimizing employee understanding, acceptance, and interests, costs, regulatory requirements, and competitive advantage.
  • Evaluates proposed employee benefit contracts by studying provisions; estimating impact.
  • Explains employee benefits by conducting meetings; preparing written and graphic announcements and explanations; responding to requests.
  • Provides management planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing employee benefit data and trends.
  • Maintains employee confidence by keeping benefit information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Accomplishes human resources and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of benefits administration experience required
  • Knowledge of ACA, Retirement plans, Health and Wellness programs
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources/Industrial Org Psych/Business preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and soft skills
  • Comfortability with Excel (Pivot tables/VLOOKUP)
  • ADP Experience a plus