Benefits Clerk

America’s Thrift Stores (ATS) is a fast-growing thrift store company with 24 stores and counting throughout Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana! If you like the idea of putting your benefits and compliance knowledge to use for a company that gives back to your local community this may be the role for you! The ATS Benefits Clerk will assist employees with benefits enrollment and questions, verify all insurance billing, maintain employee database and files, and ensure compliance with required benefit notices.

Primary Job Duties

  • Portable knowledge of COVID compliance mandates and polices amidst a rapid and evolving landscape.
  • Ability to demonstrate high level of knowledge of HIPAA regulations
  • Assist in administering various employee benefits programs, such as group health, flexible spending accounts, dental and vision, accident and disability, life insurance, 401(k), and wellness benefits.
  • Maintain employee benefits filing systems and ensure benefits changes are entered appropriately in payroll system for payroll deduction.
  • Assist employees with health, dental, life and other related benefit claims.
  • Assist in verifying the calculation of the monthly premium statements for all group insurance policies and maintain statistical data relative to premiums, claims and costs.
  • Resolve administrative problems with the carrier representatives.
  • Administer COBRA.
  • Review and respond to unemployment claims with appropriate documentation. Review monthly unemployment statements.
  • Coordinate workers' compensation claims with third-party administrator. Follow up on claims.
  • Assist Payroll and Benefits manager in obtaining statistics and information in renewal process of any health, life and retirement plans that benefit the company.
  • Ensure distribution of required employee notices.
  • Assist Payroll and Benefits manager in completing benefits reporting requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of employee benefits and applicable laws.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

_ Education & Experience_

  • High school diploma or GED and two years of experience in employee benefits administration.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Work Location: One location

Salary Range
$25,000.00 - 34,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Irondale, AL 35210, US
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