Benefits Specialist


 Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill an exciting position as a Benefits Specialist Based in Saint Louis, MO.

Summary of the position:

The benefits specialist position is responsible for directing and planning the day- to-day operations of group benefits programs (group health, dental, vision, short- term and long-term disability, worker’s compensation, life insurance, travel and accident plan, flexible spending plan, 401(k) plan and retirement plan). The benefits specialist also provides excellent customer service and quality benefits plans, investigates new benefits programs, improves existing programs, and supervises and monitors benefits administration as well as designs employee benefits plans and provides analytical and technical support in the delivery of the benefits programs.

Essential functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential


Research and Development

1. Researches employee benefits plans and vendors to identify those that present the best value.

2. Assist with the Design, recommends and implements benefits programs.

3. Assists in the management of the benefits plan renewal process.

4. Negotiates with vendor or administrator for renewal.

5. Collects experience data from available resources.

6. Examines possible plan design or benefit cost changes.

Administration: Design, Direct, Comply

1. Serves as primary contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators.

2. Determines the best plan options by working with the third-party administrators.

3. Coordinates transfer of data to external contacts for services, premiums and plan administration.

4. Works effectively to make sure the plans run smoothly. Investigates discrepancies and provides

information in non-routine situations.

5. Evaluates and revises internal processes to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

Administration: Processing, Functional

1. Coordinates daily benefits processing.

2. Handles enrollments, COBRA, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, disability, accident and death

claims, rollovers, QDROs, QMCSOs, distributions, loans, hardships and compliance testing.

3. Oversees maintenance of employee benefits files and updating of employee payroll records.

4. Gathers employee data and oversees the processing of monthly billings and the preparation of

vouchers for payment of administrative fees for all group plans.

5. Allocates group health and dental claims monthly and reviews quarterly.

Evaluation, Measurement, Audit

1. Audits the accuracy and performance of functions performed by benefits staff.

2. Analyzes the current benefits, evaluating the use, services, coverage, effectiveness, cost, plan

experience and competitive trends in benefits programs and identifies the company’s stance.

3. Performs plan audits.

4. Prepares, collects, and organizes data for actuarial assessments. Reviews data in conjunction with

actuarial evaluation task forces.

5. Reviews both short- and long-range cost estimates/projections and relevant statistical analyses

regarding modifications in benefits programs and implementation of new programs.

Customer Service, Communication, Training

1. Provides customer service support to internal and external customers.

2. Develops communication tools to enhance understanding of the company’s benefits package.

3. Designs and distributes materials for benefits orientations, open enrollment and summary plan


4. Creates and conducts presentations using audiovisual tools, including PowerPoint and videos.

5. Provides training and support to group benefits associates, home office associates and the field staff.

Required Skills and background:

• Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint,

Access, Lotus Notes,

• Project and team management/leadership skills and experience. Proven ability to work effectively in

a team environment with associates. Capability of effective planning and priority setting. Ability to

manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.

• Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both

adopted and pending, affecting employee benefits programs, including ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA,

Section 125, workers’ compensation, Medicare, COBRA, and Social Security and DOL requirements.


• Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of related benefits or employee benefits administration



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