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Senior Benefits Analyst

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Resp & Qualifications

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: 
Under the direction of the Manager of Corporate Benefits, the incumbent's accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Manages the open enrollment process for all associates, including recommending new benefit programs to senior management for approval, obtaining benefit plan costs each year, planning benefit fairs at all major locations, and directing and coordinating the efforts of the other members of the Benefits department, Benelogic, IT, Payroll and Enrollment & Billing to administer the open enrollment process.   Communicates the approved benefits programs and enrollment information to all associates, using all available communication channels – intranet, print, voice mail, etc.  Communication also includes the following:  coordinates the development of the Summary Plan Descriptions outlining the programs for both active associates and retirees, proactively and reactively conveys all appropriate information to associates through the intranet, information seminars/meetings, benefits fairs and retirement counseling, and responds to inquiries related to the programs.

2. Coordinates and consults with both internal and external departments/vendors regarding special projects such as: establishment and maintenance of retiree database, transference of subsidiary 401K programs to CareFirst, the coordination of an information video and others as necessary in order to further the efficiency and effectiveness of customer service.

3. Researches, identifies and resolves problems as they arise to ensure accuracy, quality and associate satisfaction.

4. Ensures that plans are operating in accordance with federal, state, corporate and departmental regulations and policies, and performs discrimination analyses to ensure that plans across all salary levels are relatively equitable.

5. Researches available associate benefits and recommends plan modifications in order to provide associates with desired, up-to-date and customized benefits plans.  Monitors vendor relationships and associate satisfaction with the current benefits programs in order to ensure that the company provides the associate population with desirable benefit plans, while limiting the costs to both the associate and the company.

6. Maintains effective working relationships with external vendors, subsidiaries, and associates in order to facilitate the effective functioning of the department.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: This position has no direct reports, but may provide technical guidance to less experienced staff, interns and other members of the department.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Required:  Bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalent benefits experience, and 3 - 5 years of related corporate benefits experience.

Abilities/ Skills:  Prior ERISA knowledge, strong analytical skills, payroll/HRIS systems knowledge, strong communication skills (both written and verbal), and adept computer skills including Microsoft Office.

Preferred: Accounting knowledge, knowledge of actuarial cost methods, and in-depth understanding of CareFirst policies and procedures.  CEBS or CBP preferred, as well as experience with PeopleSoft.

Department

Department: Corporate Benefits

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Closing Date

Please apply before: 4/19/2018

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position successfully.  Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights of up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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