Senior Benefits Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512635-589941
    • Job Location: MEMPHIS, TN
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 06, 2017
    • Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years
    • Starting Date: October 5, 2017
    • PCN: ADS0323
    • Position: Senior Benefits Manager
    • Date: 9/5/2017
    • FLSA Status: Exempt
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Job Description:

Senior Benefits Manager administers benefit programs and responds to employee inquiries. Develops, evaluates, recommends, and implements approved, new or modified plans and employee benefit policies, and supervises administration of existing plans. Proposes cost and time efficient changes to benefits programs, manage the annual benefit costs and budgets. Ensures compliance of all plans and programs with governmental regulatory agencies for both Benefits and HR.

Experience and Skills:


¨ Administers organizational benefits and benefit plans including communication of and promoting adherence to benefits policy and compliance

¨ Manage vendors to ensure services are delivered within contractual agreements

¨ Manage all benefits communications for wellness and retirement plans, and schedule frequent educational webinars/trainings

¨ Manage and administer executive and staff benefits

¨ Manage and facilitate the COBRA process

¨ Manage and facilitate the leave administration process

¨ Manage and facilitate the worker’s compensation process

¨ Manage and facilitate safety and OSHA compliance

¨ Manage Affirmative Action/EEO plans and initiatives and ensure compliance

¨ Implement, manage and administer the benefits portal for all carriers

¨ Work with vendors EDI teams to create file feeds

¨ Manage benefits audits and the filing of 5500’s for wellness and retirement plans

¨ Manage and update the employee, benefits and safety manuals

¨ Manage the HRIS database.



¨ Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required.

¨ SPHR, PHR, or other Human Resources certifications preferred.

¨ 6-8 years of progressive experience with Benefits or Human Resources, Healthcare industry preferred. Must be experienced with ERISA, TEFRA, COBRA, and HIPPA regulations.

¨ Knowledge of 401K Plan Administration/403B Plan Administration, Benefits Administration, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), Leave Administration, Pension Plan Administration, OSHA Compliance, Safety Compliance, HR Compliance, Self-insured Medical Plan, and Affirmative Action Plan.

¨ Demonstrated experience and strong business acumen including budgeting and financial statements

¨ Proficient in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

¨ Computer/Software Skills: HRIS (Paylocity), Applicant Tracking, Web-based benefits portal, E-Verify

¨ Demonstrated high levels of initiative, innovation, and collaboration.

¨ Desire for process improvement.

¨ Analytical and goal oriented

¨ Strong customer service orientation

¨ Strong time management and priorities management skills

¨ Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

¨ Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task

¨ Ability to work effectively on teams and autonomously

Appointments will be based on merit as it relates to position requirements without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Successful candidates must submit documentation verifying employment eligibility and identity and successfully pass a drug test to be employed by University Clinical Health. External candidates apply online at University Clinical Health is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the Human Resource Department at 901-866-8100 or fax 901-302-2008.