JERICHO HR GROUP
Benefits Director - Dallas area, TX
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Benefits Director

Location: Dallas area, TX

 

The Director of Benefits is an integral member of the Human Resources team, and is primarily responsible for the overall design, implementation, communication, and administration of the organization's health and welfare benefits programs. This individual will ensure that the programs adhere to current regulations and support the organization's strategic objectives. The position requires in-depth knowledge of health and welfare benefits.  This individual will serve as the primary point of contact with vendors, and will provide expertise and guidance to the Chief Human Resources Officer on the various employee benefit plans available and industry trends. The individual will coordinate new or modified benefit plans and employee benefit policies as well as supervise the administration of existing plans. This individual will possess extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

 

  • Works with insurance broker to secure and administer all benefits that make up the organization's Welfare Benefit Plan, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, accident and critical illness plans; as well as FSA and HSA.
  • Works closely with employees and Payroll to administer Health Savings Account contributions.
  • Manages the reconciliation of enrollment reports and billings to employee records for ensuring accurate eligibility and payment information while complying with contract provisions.
  • Oversees the maintenance of employee benefit files and updates employee payroll records with regards to benefit deductions.
  • Manages COBRA benefit continuation with third party provider to ensure compliance.
  • Manages employee requests to make benefit changes to ensure compliance with laws and policy language with regards to qualifying events.
  • Manages vendor relationships to ensure timely, accurate, and compliant administration of benefit programs.
  • Together with Head of HR, participates in annual renewal process and strategy
  • Manages annual open enrollment, including communications, systems testing and employee elections/confirmations.
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory needs including but not limited to ERISA, COBRA, and ACA by staying up to date on regulatory changes to ensure proper administration.

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum 8-10 years' experience in employee benefits field or related area.
  • Bachelor's degree in HR, Business, Accounting or IT preferred.
  • CEBS; CBP Certification a plus.
  • Strong organization, analytical and prioritization skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and staff and with external parties
  • Capability to effectively plan and set priorities. Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines while paying close attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal and state regulations with regards to benefits administration, including ERISA, COBRA, ACA, HIPAA, FMLA, ADA and other industry legislation.
  • A working knowledge of health and welfare plans, with demonstrated ability to explain, apply and understand analysis techniques, benefit plan design and employee benefit laws.
  • Experience in facilitating and managing conflict resolution

 

 

If you are interested and qualified, please send a "Word" copy of your resume/CV and salary requirements to the address below.  When applying, please indicate the job and the location in the subject line of your e-mail. 

 

Jericho HR Group

www.jerichohr.com

jobs@jerichohr.com

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