Benefits Manager

Recommends benefits programs to management by studying employee requirements and trends and developments in benefits offered by other organizations.
Supports management's decision making by analyzing benefit options and predicting future costs.
Responsible for assisting with the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including
medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, commuter benefits, other voluntary
benefits and 401(k) plan and also communicate with employees about wellness initiatives and policy
conversion rights for terminated employees including COBRA administration.
Identifies benefit options by studying programs; obtaining advice from consultants.
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.
Informs employees of benefit usage by preparing and distributing benefit reports.
Maintains benefit records by developing recordkeeping systems; initiating new-hire benefits; recording changes.
Resolves employee questions and problems by interpreting benefit policies and procedures.
Expedites delivery of benefits by establishing and maintaining working relationships with benefit providers.
Reconciles benefits accounts by approving billing statements.
Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
Short Term Disability (STD), Family Medical Leave, HSA, COBRA
(FML), Paid Family Leave (PFL), Long Term Disability (LTD), etc.; resolve issues and concerns.

Maintains benefits staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
Maintains benefits staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Achieves financial objectives by preparing the benefits and department operational budgets; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Benefits Manager Skills and Qualifications:
Analyzing Information , Financial Skills, Maintaining Employee Files, Compensation and Wage Structure, Benefits Administration, Resolving Conflict, Organizational Astuteness, Classifying Employees, Employment Law, Delegation, Retaining Employees

Vaco Financial
Full time
Queens, NY, US