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Senior Benefits Analyst

Company: Alameda Health System
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY: Administers benefit plans and programs; responsible for program and employee benefit data maintenance. Acts as liaison to AHS departments and external agencies; processes benefits billing and reconciliations. Oversees and initiates benefits audits and analysis. Co-leads annual Open Enrollment planning and implementation. Co-manage or oversee benefits projects and implementations. Updates and maintains Total Rewards intranet pages. Assists with HRIS benefits related projects and changes. Creates and/or reviews benefits communications, forms and documents. Responds to internal and external benefits inquiries. Continually initiates and supports benefits process improvement efforts. Conducts benefits webinars and presentations.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: Following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.
1. Administers health and welfare and retirement plans and other benefit programs in compliance with applicable laws and policies; answers routine questions related to technical information and functional guidance from leadership and staff.
2. Administers monthly and assorted ad-hoc benefits billing; generates and analyzes reports containing enrollment data, provides backup details to third party administrators; coordinates with finance/accounting to provide wire instructions.
3. Conducts or oversees audits.
4. Generates and reconciles weekly wire instructions for retirement plan contributions.
5. Maintains organizational and employee benefit data; prepares and audits detailed benefit reports to monitor compliance.
6. Manages intranet activities related to benefits and retirement; creates pages, drafts content and maintains information for Total Rewards; partners with Public Affairs and Community Engagement (PACE) team to plan and execute open enrollment communications and other related initiatives as needed; trains leadership and staff in developing and posting department specific content.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.
8. Processes and maintains health, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment, basic life, voluntary life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan transactions, and legally mandated benefit information, enrollment documentation, and dependent changes for Foundation and Alameda Health Partners (AHP) employees.
9. Reviews benefit plan descriptions and communication materials; drafts communication and training materials related to employee benefits for review and approval by the Total Rewards Director; provides support (training and information) to employees during new hire orientation, open enrollment, and at other times as needed; participates in periodic benefit fairs.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business or Human Resources.
Preferred Experience: Union environment and Health care experience.
Preferred Licenses/Certifications: Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), Certified Benefits Professional (CBP).
Required Experience: Five years of overall experience in at least one of the following areas: employee benefits and/or retirement administration.
Human Resources
Benefits Administration
Full Time
Admin, Business & Clinical Support
FTE: 1

Keywords: Alameda Health System, Oakland , Senior Benefits Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Oakland, California

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