Benefit Administrator

    May 16, 2021
    Columbia, South Carolina
    Job Type
    South Carolina


    HR Benefits Administrator.
    We are looking for a strong benefits knowledge including managing and administering benefit plans including Medical, HSA, Dental, Vision, voluntary products, 403B plan, 457 plan, and Flexible Spending Account.
    We are looking for someone with 3-5 years’ experience, excellent CSR skills and attention to detail.

    Job Summary:
    The Compensation and Benefits Administrator coordinates and manages the employee compensation and benefits programs.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    • None.

    Duties/ Responsibilities:
    • Administers employee insurance programs including life, disability, and health insurance plans.
    • Administers employee savings plans that may include the company’s 401(k) plan, personal savings plans, and deferred compensation programs.
    • Advises and informs employees of changes and developments related to benefits including eligibility, coverage, and provisions.
    • Researches and compares incentive compensation plans offered by demographically comparable organizations; assesses competitors’ plans and makes recommendations for enhancements or improvements required to keep the organization’s plans competitive and effective.
    • Facilitates accurate and timely delivery of employer contributions and employee payroll deductions to carriers, plan administrators, or other appropriate service providers.
    • Completes records, reporting, and other documentation required by federal, state, and provider rules, regulations, and policies.
    • Conducts employee surveys, census, and other research and demographic efforts required to collect accurate quotes from benefit providers.
    • Identifies and selects carriers and plans based on quotes, available benefits, and prior experience.
    • Monitors administrators’ and insurance carriers’ reports to ensure the organization’s compliance with plan requirements.
    • Ensures the organization’s and plans’ compliance with the applicable provisions of COBRA, HIPAA, and ERISA.
    • Maintains knowledge of economic conditions, labor market, and other factors related to ensuring the organization provides competitive and reasonable benefits and compensation scales and structures.
    • Maintains knowledge of trends, developments, and best practices in compensation and benefits administration.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Required Skills/Abilities:
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Extensive knowledge of employee benefits and compensation.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
    • Thorough knowledge of COBRA, HIPAA, and ERISA requirements.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

    Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Finance, or related required.
    • Five years of experience administering compensation or benefits programs required.
    • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.

    Physical Requirements:
    • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
    • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.

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