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Benefits Administrator

Company: Bering Straits Native Corporation
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewVisit our website at to apply! -SUMMARY The Bering Straits Native Corporation Anchorage office is currently seeking a qualified Benefits Administrator for the BSNC Benefits Department. Under the direction of the Benefits Manager, the Benefits Administrator has a significant role in managing and administering employee benefits programs for the organization; consisting of parent company and multiple subsidiary/joint ventures conducting business in approximately thirty different states and some overseas and foreign locations. The scope of benefits plans encompasses health, dental, vision, life, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, critical illness, group accident, 401(k) plans, and other benefits for a diversified workforce of union, Service Contract Act, Davis Bacon Act, and other employee classes. Incumbent is responsible for possessing and maintaining technical knowledge of related laws, practices, concepts, and trends. ResponsibilitiesESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES The Essential Duties and Responsibilities are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed for this position and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Consults with and advises employees and management on eligibility, provisions, and other matters related to benefits. Resolves employee questions and problems by interpreting benefit policies and procedures and coordinating with Benefits Manager, Benefits Advocates, brokers, or other external sources.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; obtaining qualified opinions; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Assists with planning, implementation, and administration of benefits programs.
  • Collaborates on preparation and distribution of written and verbal information to inform employees of benefits programs, such as insurance and retirement plans, paid time off, and special employer-sponsored activities.
  • Analyzes existing benefits policies of organization, and prevailing practices among similar organizations, to establish competitive benefits programs and presents finding to Benefits Manager as well as recommendations.
  • Evaluates services, coverage, and options available through insurance and investment companies to determine programs best meeting needs of organization.
  • Ensures compliance of employee benefits programs with all legal and contractual requirements, including ACA, ERISA, SCA, state and local regulations, etc.
  • Prepares and files required State and Federal reports or ensures this is accomplished, such as 5500\u2019s.
  • Plans modification of existing benefits programs, in accordance with company goals and objectives and as required by law for compliance.
  • Notifies employees and labor union representatives of changes in benefits programs. -
  • Work with TPA\u2019s and other vendors on benefit data and administration \u2013 as needed by contracts.
  • Directs performance of related functions, such as updating records and processing insurance claims.
  • Coordinates the administration of employee benefits programs, such as basic and major medical coverage, dental insurance, visions, group life insurance, disability, voluntary plans, 401(k) plans, and other benefits, and open enrollment administration and capture in related computer systems.
  • Analyze annual employee census for use in review and selection of insurance and benefit providers.
  • Maintains benefits records and documents necessary for implementing benefits coverage, including periodic audits of data and coverage.
  • Assists in the preparation of employee benefits booklets and other employee benefits communications.
  • Maintains benefit records by developing recordkeeping systems; initiating new-hire benefits; recording and tracking changes.
  • Expedites delivery of benefits by establishing and maintaining working relationships with benefit providers.
  • Reconciles benefits accounts and approve billing statements.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.QualificationsQUALIFICATIONS - EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Required (Minimum) Qualifications
    • Associate\u2019s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Economics, or related field.
    • 3+ years\u2019 experience with Corporate Health and Welfare benefit programs at company with multiple subsidiaries and multiple state operations. - Includes implementation and administration, compliance and audit experience. -
    • Experience with retirement plans including 401k (multiple employer plan) and non-qualified deferred compensation plans.
    • Experience with government contracting and associated benefits \u2013 FEHB, SCA H&W fringe, union, wage determinations, vacation and holiday benefits.
    • Experience reconciling benefit deductions and billings with employee deductions and contributions; including set up and configuration of HRIS systems. -
    • Basic knowledge of compensation plans, market data, short and long term incentive compensation, and executive benefits.
    • Dedication to continuous process improvement utilizing automation and ERP systems
    • Successful record of building and improving operational processes and procedures, ability to drive program efficiency and high levels of customer satisfaction.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
      • Experienced and skilled in MS Office applications
      • Analyzing information, financial skills, maintaining employee files, compensation and wage structure, administration of benefits, conflict resolution, organizational astuteness and knowledge of employee classification.
      • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws/regulations and familiarity with employee benefits compliance processes.
      • Excellent written and verbal communications skills - ability to interface with all levels of the organization.
      • Highly organized, detail oriented, and goal oriented.
      • Self-starter able to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities. Ability to multi-task and be proactive in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads.Preferred
        • Compensation experience, understanding and knowledge of compensation plans, market data, short and long term incentive compensation, and executive benefits.
        • PHR/SPHR/GPHR or specific benefits certification (i.e. Certified Employee Benefits Specialist) is highly desirable.
        • Costpoint/Deltek experience is strongly preferred.
        • Experience in implementation of new programs strongly preferred.
        • Project Management experience and use of PM tools strongly preferred.Supervisory Responsibilities
          • No supervisory responsibilities.NECESSARY PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employees must always maintain a constant state of mental alertness. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, stooping, sitting, walking, or standing for prolonged periods of time; most of time is spent sitting in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about.DOT COVERED/SAFETY-SENSITIVE ROLE REQUIREMENTS
            • This position is not subject to federal requirements regarding Department of Transportation \u201csafety-sensitive\u201d functions. - WORK ENVIRONMENTWork Environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be borne by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. - Job is performed in an office setting with exposure to computer screens and requires extensive use of a computer, keyboard, mouse and multi-line telephone system. The work described herein is primarily a modern office setting. Occasional travel may be required.ADDITIONAL QUALIFYING FACTORS As a condition of employment, may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening, as well as have acceptable reference and background check results to obtain access to military base. Must have reliable transportation to/from work a necessity and must be able to obtain access to military installations.Shareholder Preference. -BSNC gives hiring, promotion, training and retention preference to BSNC shareholders, shareholder descendants and shareholder spouses who meet the minimum qualifications for the job. -Bering Straits Native Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. -Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled -We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. We are a drug free workplace.',

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