Benefits Administrator

Human Resources Bellevue, Washington


The Benefits Administrator is responsible for administrating the daily operations and compliance of Blue Nile’s group benefit programs (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, Life/ADD&D, 401k, etc.). This position provides a high touch employee experience, maintains the highest level of compliance standard and is passionate about analyzing and improving processes and programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate daily benefits processing, including enrollments, terminations, and claims.
  • Advise and inform employees of the details of the company's benefit programs.
  • Resolve benefit-related issues and respond to queries and requests in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with payroll and ensure that employer contributions and payroll deductions are processed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Maintain and create records, reports, and documentation in accordance with federal, state, and provider regulations.
  • Perform plan audits including all medical, dental, ancillary and 401k plans, including but not limited to invoicing, HSA funding, enrollments, etc.
  • Evaluate and revise internal processes to improve employee experience, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.
  • Serve as primary contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable government regulations; ensuring timeliness and accuracy of all required reporting and notifications.
  • Analyze benefits offerings, evaluating the use, services, coverage and plan experience; examining possible plan design and benefit cost changes with Blue Nile’s benefit broker.
  • Design, distribute and deliver materials for benefits orientations and open enrollment in partnership with Blue Nile’s benefit broker.
  • Stay informed of changing benefits laws and provide recommendations on next actions in partnership with Blue Nile’s benefit broker.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years Benefit Plan experience with at least one year direct experience with HSA/FSA, 401K retirement program and Leave Administration is required
  • SHRM-CP, PHR, CBP, or CEBS professional designations a plus.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both adopted and pending, affecting employee benefits programs.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a strong sense of ownership.
  • Capable of balancing multiple complex projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain positive, effective, and collaborative working relationships.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (verbal and written).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and advanced skills in Excel.

What we offer:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Business Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus