Manager Benefits Total Rewards
Company: Christus Health
Posted on: September 13, 2020
Working in a team environment to provide management oversight of
the benefits programs for the organization through design,
implementation guidelines, procedure development and system
administration to ensure cost effective and market competitive
programs on a system-wide basis. Interprets plan documents,
administrative rules governing benefits plans and government
regulations that affect program rules and operations. Recommends
new plans or modifications to existing plans to ensure cost
effective and market competitive programs. Responsible for
budgeting, cost analysis and risk assessment for the benefit plans
as well as negotiating and coordinating costs and services from
external providers to effect plan administration and operation.
Supervises departmental personnel, assists in setting goals and
objectives of department and its personnel and prepares and
presents reports and other communications as required by
Maintain in-depth knowledge and expertise in benefits compliance,
benefits administrative services and make recommendations to
director regarding benefits administration processes.
Assists team with issues by interpreting benefit policies and
procedures and manage escalated benefits issues from
Receives and researches claims appeals and recommends resolutions;
provides backup and assistance for claims questions and
Assist director in development, implementation and administration
of department processes to ensure robust quality controls that lead
to a high degree of accuracy, efficiency, and compliance.
Collaborate with other department managers to facilitate
interdepartmental communication and procedures and ensure that
company objectives and client expectations are met.
Review in collaboration with Legal Counsel service provider
contracts ensuring all terms are met and in compliance with the
Train and manage department Associates to ensure that department
actions comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by
studying existing and new legislation.
Expedites delivery of services by building and maintaining working
relationships with benefit providers.
Oversee performance management of Associates as well as time &
attendance and other time off requests.
Analyzes and monitors costs and trends and delivers reports for
management that will reflect such studies on a monthly, quarterly,
annual and ad-hoc basis.
Participate in the development and implementation of new and/or
Oversees on-going and annual enrollment for health and welfare
Works with vendors, actuaries and consultants regarding the
administrative processes of each plan.
Develops and maintains reports to be used for annual valuation,
semi-annual and annual plan testing, and annual reporting.
Assists with and/or supervises special projects such as vendor
evaluations, cost studies, research, evaluation of plan design,
Develops communications materials for all plans/programs.
Assists with development of and maintains Benefits training
Facilitates training/ assistance to Benefits Team.
Provides support and assistance with merger and acquisition
activities, including benefits analysis and post-merger
Develops and maintains administrative procedures relative to the
functions of this position
Demonstrates integrity, ethics, accountability, responsibility,
initiative and teamwork at all times
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or
other related field or equivalent combination of education and work
experience that provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to
perform the work.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to
convey complex issues in lay terms.
Strong presentation, negotiating and conflict resolution
Proficient in microcomputer, word processing, spreadsheet and
In depth knowledge of employee benefit plan designs and
In depth knowledge of governmental regulations relating to employee
benefit plans, particularly FMLA, ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA and the
Internal Revenue Code.
Strong, proven supervisory skills working in a team
Accounting/financial knowledge with the ability to analyze,
compare, and present complex financial and statistical data orally
and in writing.
Working knowledge of HRIS systems, database capabilities, and
Five (5) years of related experience in a generalist/business
partner role to include all facets of Human Resources to include
the interpretation and application of a variety of HR disciplines,
to include hands-on employee relations, policy interpretation, HR
administration, performance management, relations and HRIS data
organization, employee benefits administration, analysis, and
Must have experience in various retirement plan designs and
operation, COBRA procedures, multiple health and welfare plans and
IRC Sec. 125 plan operation.
CEBS or other Human Resource related certification required.
Keywords: Christus Health, Irving , Manager Benefits Total Rewards, Executive , Irving, Texas
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