Bilingual Benefits Manager

Human Resources Aventura, Florida


Description

Position at Corporate

Position Summary: The Benefits Manager under general supervision of the Director of Compensation and Benefits is responsible for the daily interpretation and administration of the Company's benefits and company-sponsored programs in regard to plan options, policy features, enrollment, and other requirements.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

 Administers and maintains benefit programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, leave of absence and retirement plans.

 Ensures compliance with Federal and State laws, including, but not limited to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), etc.

 Function as the project manager for benefit system upgrades and process improvement projects.

 Manage the configuration and set up of the benefits module within Ultipro to facilitate employee usage of the system during open enrollment and for life event changes.

 Supervise preparation of reports and applications required by law to be filed with federal and state agencies, such as Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and other regulatory agencies. Review and analyze changes to state and federal laws pertaining to benefits, and report necessary or suggested changes to management.

 Prepare statistical and census data for actuaries, insurance carriers and management.

 Works with the Benefits Analyst to ensure inquiries are handled promptly and efficiently.

 Coordinate development of benefit materials and roll-out of annual enrollment process including system updates.

 Coordinate the implementation and roll-out of Wellness programs.

 Monitors and prepares changes and updates to all benefits communication materials including Employee Self Service portal.

 Interprets benefit policies, reviews claims and ensures all required forms and legal documents are supplied.

 Participates in surveys and other bench-marking activities to assess programs and solutions as assigned; and assists in procurement and evaluation of bids for services or benefit programs.

 Interprets and administers leave programs and policies in accordance with the applicable federal and state employment laws (FMLA, ADA, USERRA, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, etc.).

 Coordinates and organizes all medical information and ensures that HIPAA and Employee Privacy guidelines are closely monitored and effectively executed in the review of leave cases.

 Works with the Director of Benefits and Compensation to manage vendor relationships and coordinates vendor selection and RFP process.

 Other duties as assigned.

Skills/Knowledge: Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements both adopted and pending affecting employee benefit programs, including ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, SECTION 125, Workers Compensation, Medicare, Social Security and DOL requirements. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively plan, organize and meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality and confidentiality. Displays strategic thinking and good judgment when faced with complex or difficult situations and decisions. Advanced Microsoft Suite computer skills required. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Education/Experience:

Bilingual (Spanish) desired for this position.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or an equivalent combination of education and job-related experience.

A minimum of four years of progressive professional experience in the management of an employee benefits program.

Two years of experience with or working knowledge of Ultipro is preferred.