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Posted on 1/11/2021 Featured Listing

Employee Benefits Specialist



Telecommute | Maryland

CEBS Designation



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Under direct supervision of the AVP – Compensation and Benefits, the Employee Benefits Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day support and administration of the employee benefit programs for APGFCU employees.

• Administer employee health and welfare programs including, but not limited to health, dental, vision, disability insurance, defined benefit and defined contribution plans
• Serve as the liaison for the quarterly 401(k)employee/third party administrator meetings
• Works with the actuaries to ensures pension calculations are accurate prior to being sent to trustee for processing
• Prepare reports and documents necessary for all annual compliance testing and audits
• Process and evaluate 401(k) contribution changes, loans and hardship withdrawals
• Provide day-to-day benefits related research and information to employees and retirees requiring knowledge of the credit union’s benefit plans, programs and policies
• Maintain and update vendor due diligence for retirement vendors
• Review and reconcile monthly reports and invoices for accuracy and resolve discrepancies
• Complete employee exit interviews for retirees
• Handle all Life, Disability and ADD claims for employees
• Serve as the administrator for the Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
• Process new hire, newly eligible (change of status, etc.) and life event benefit enrollment changes
• Serve as the primary contact for all plan vendors and third party administrators
• Facilitate Human Resources section of new hire orientation
• Coordinate, document and maintain administrative procedures for assigned benefit processes
• Coordinate and communicate wellness fairs and various employee events
• Respond to employee inquires requiring knowledge of the credit union’s benefit plans, programs and policies
• Serves as back up for administering Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
• Establish a timeline to ensure benefits communications are sent timely throughout the year to employees
• Maintain procedures for all benefit related functions
• Serve as Human Resources Help Desk Administrator
• Serve as main back up for payroll processing as needed
• All other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Hands on knowledge of defined benefit and defined contribution plans
• Working knowledge of self-funded health plans
• Practical knowledge of group dental, life, vision and disability insurance
• Personable, proactive, and able to work in fast paced environment
• Ability to work with a team as well as independently
• Excellent communication skills
• Analytical, project management and organizational skills
• Proficient in Excel and experience with an HRIS/payroll system
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Detail-oriented
• Time management
• Maintain employee confidence and protect benefit operations by keeping information confidential
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred, with 7-10 years’ experience in an Employee Benefits related position or High School diploma with 10+ years’ experience. Defined contribution and defined benefit plan experience preferred.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities by this job include vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

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