Defined Contribution Benefits Consultant III
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Posted on: June 17, 2022
In this role, ability to analyze defined contribution records
(employee deferral contributions, employer/match contributions),
weekly/monthly reports, audit reports for accuracy. Data entry,
updating elements in HCM/Oracle. Managing escalations from vendors
and the National Human Resource Service Center. you will be
responsible for the administration of defined contribution employee
benefits plans (401k, 403B, Plan B, ROTH, etc). You will conduct
needs assessments of these plans for represented employees and
non-represented employees. Based on the need assessments, you will
research, resolve, implement, and document benefit processes and
oversee/ensure accurate and timely compliance with all relevant
government regulations and requirements, including filings,
reporting, audits, compliance activities, and corrective measures.
This role requires engagement with defined contribution vendors who
administer the plans. In addition, you may be responsible special
projects related to Total Rewards benefits activities.
The Benefits Practice is responsible for the full life-cycle of
employee benefits programs, from design through reporting and
compliance. Conducts needs assessments for benefit plan design (in
response to competitive market analysis, labor relations bargaining
efforts, compliance/regulatory requirements, or other business
needs) for represented employees, non-represented employees, and
physicians. Based on needs assessments, researches, designs,
implements, and documents benefits programs. Oversees and ensures
accurate and timely compliance with all relevant government
regulations and requirements, including filings, reporting, audits,
compliance activities and corrective measures. May be responsible
for rate negotiations and renewals. Depending upon the specific
position, incumbents may be responsible for the entire span of
these benefits activities or may focus on a particular group of
Needs Assessment: Conducts needs assessments for benefit plan
design. Compiles market data or analyzes collective bargaining
agreements. Works with regional stakeholders to ensure thoroughness
- Benefits Plan Research: Based upon needs assessment activities,
changes in regulations or legislation, or in response to collective
bargaining activity or other business needs, researches and
summarizes alternatives in benefit plan design. Researches impacts
of alternatives from and develops a framework for analysis.
- Benefits Plan Design: Revises and/or designs, portions of less
complex benefits plans or plan features.
- Implementation of new benefit plans and/or changes to existing
benefits plans: Participates in departmental teams to ensure
successful implementation of new benefit plans or changes to
existing benefit plans. Partners with other departments or
functions, as necessary. Identifies issues associated with
projects, and escalates issues for resolution.
- Benefits Plan Documentation, Reporting, & Compliance:
Participates in the annual documentation of employee benefit plans.
Supports the collection and analysis of data for mandatory filings.
Identifies and requests data for compliance testing of benefit
programs. Identifies and researches complex compliance errors;
recommends correction methodologies. Participates in
inter-departmental and cross functional teams, which may include
outside consultants and counsel, to implement corrective actions to
maintain plan compliance. Responds to information requests from
outside agencies or auditors. Interprets benefit provisions and
fact scenarios. Maintains Administrative Record.
- Vendor/Consultant Relations: May work with outside vendors
and/or consultants to achieve departmental goals.
- Minimum four (4) years of human resources experience, including
a minimum two (2) years of benefits experience.
- Bachelor's degree, OR four (4) years of experience in a
directly related field.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED)
License, Certification, Registration
- Knowledge of fundamental benefits practices and
regulations/legislation (for example, ERISA), required.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership
- Minimum four (4) years of benefits experience.
- Knowledge of benefits practices in large organizations and
especially for represented populations preferred.
- Defined Contribution administration experience working with
third party administrators and record keeping vendors such as
Vanguard, Schwab, and/or Fidelity.
PrimaryLocation : California,Oakland,Ordway
HoursPerWeek : 40
Shift : Day
Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
WorkingHoursStart : 08:00 AM
WorkingHoursEnd : 05:00 PM
Job Schedule : Full-time
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : NUE-PO-01-NUE-Non Union
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Job Category : Human Resources & HRIS
Department : Po/Ho Corp - PO HR - Ben Pacts Admin - 7022
Travel : No
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a
diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation,
national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information,
other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or
any other protected status.
Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Oakland , Defined Contribution Benefits Consultant III, Professions , Oakland, California
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