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Benefits Specialist (Finance)

Company: Guardian
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Benefits Specialist (Finance)

Position Summary
You will play a key role on the HR Benefits Operations team, supporting us in delivering health and welfare benefit plans that attract and retain talented professionals. You will be responsible for helping to manage and promote the Company's health and welfare plans for medical, prescription drugs, dental, vision, accident insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, spending accounts, and other voluntary benefits and wellness initiatives. You will work closely with the Benefit Operations team to ensure the Company's health, welfare and wellness plans meet colleague needs, are effectively managed and communicated, and comply with all applicable regulations.
You will:

  • Lead the coordination and execution of annual benefit events (e.g., benefit fairs, vendor educational webinars, wellness events)
  • Lead day-to-day delivery of wellness offerings and initiatives by communicating to colleagues for increased acceptance ratings of the offerings
  • Assist and oversee vendor relationships and monitor performance metrics
  • Respond to and identifies root cause and trends of escalated claim issues, enrollment questions, and complaints, internally and externally
  • Support the evaluation and comparison of existing company benefits, by requesting standard benefit plan guidelines, recommendations and benchmarks from our vendors and health care consultants
  • Gather benefit program data and identifies ways to measure and evaluate program effectiveness, utilization, engagement, and satisfaction
  • Act as an Annual Enrollment project team member to support Annual Enrollment tasks and deliverables, including participating in systems testing, preparing presentations and facilitating annual enrollment meetings, training internal teams on benefit changes, providing input on communications and reviewing the Business Requirements Documents
  • Update benefit documents/materials for compliance and plan changes
  • Participate in benefit surveys and audits, and prepares annual plan filings and notices required by law (e.g., Dependent Care FSA nondiscrimination testing, 5500 Filing, Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage) to ensure the Company satisfies the reporting and disclosure requirements to remain compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and other federal laws
  • Review and research colleague administrative appeals, prepare and present the findings to the Benefits Appeal Committee, and respond to colleagues with the determination
You have:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 to 5 years related work experience, preferably in health and welfare benefits
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Working knowledge of benefit plan design, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of the ACA, ERISA, and applicable IRS regulations related to health and welfare plans
  • Workday Benefits Administration module expertise a plus
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Click here to access Our Ways of Working Resource Guide pages 6-8 for guidance in identifying competencies relevant to this role.
Bethlehem, PA; New York, NY; Holmdel, NJ
Off Campus Remote work until employees return to the office (anticipated Summer of 2021)
Our promise
Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards

We offer

  • Meaningful and challenging work opportunities to accelerate innovation in a secure and compliant way.
  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Excellent medical, dental, supplemental health, life and vision coverage for you and your dependents with no wait period.
  • Life and disability insurance.
  • A great 401(k) with company match.
  • Tuition assistance, paid parental leave and backup family care.
  • Dynamic, modern work environments that promote collaboration and creativity to develop and empower talent.
  • Flexible time off, dress code, and work location policies to balance your work and life in the ways that suit you best.
  • Employee Resource Groups that advocate for inclusion and diversity in all that we do.
  • Social responsibility in all aspects of our work. We volunteer within our local communities, create educational alliances with colleges, drive a variety of initiatives in sustainability.

Guardian has been helping people protect their futures and secure their lives for more than 160 years. Every day, we serve approximately 29 million people through a range of insurance and financial products. As one of the largest mutual insurance companies, we know what matters most: putting the needs of our customers first. Because everyone deserves a Guardian. Learn more about Guardian at

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Copyright 2019 The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY.

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