• Benefits Specialist

    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/19/2018 4:31 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2057
    Job Location
    US-GA-Kennesaw
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Human Resources
  • Introduction

    Is This The Role For You?

     

    We hire smart people with big hearts.  People who have a passion for their work and who strive every day to help others. Our work requires bold and innovative leaders; people who bring strong values and ethics to their role.

     

    If you’re ready for a career that allows you to grow and develop into the professional you want to be – today and in the future….CryoLife is the place for you.

    Position Overview

    Responsible for administering and planning the day-to-day operations of group benefits programs (group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, worker's compensation, life insurance, travel and accident plan, flexible spending plan, 401(k) plan and retirement plan). Provides excellent customer service and quality benefits plans, investigates new benefits programs, improves existing programs, and supervises and monitors benefits administration, as well as designs employee benefits plans and provides analytical and technical support in the delivery of the benefit programs.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides benefits customer service support to employees through managing daily inquiries. Develops communication tools to enhance understanding of the company's benefits package. Designs and distribute materials for benefits orientations, open enrollment and summary plan descriptions.

     

    • Serves as key contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators. Coordinates transfers of data to external contacts for services, premiums and plan administration. Evaluates and revises internal processes to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Documents and maintains administrative procedures for assigned benefits processes. Ensures compliance with applicable government regulations. Ensures timeliness and accuracy of required reporting and fees.

     

    • Coordinates daily benefits processing. Handle enrollments, COBRA, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, disability, accident and death claims, rollovers, QDROs, QMCSOs, distributions, loans, hardships and compliance testing. Oversees maintenance of employee benefits files, maintains group benefits database and liaisons to ensure payroll has appropriate deduction information.

     

    • Gathers employee data and oversees the processing of monthly billings and the preparation of vouchers for payment of administrative fees for all group plans. Allocates group health and dental claims monthly and reviews quarterly.

     

    • Researches employee benefits plans and vendors to identify those that present the best value. Designs, recommends and implements new benefits programs. Examines possible plan designs and benefits cost changes.  Identifies vendors and administrators for best plans, options and rates.

     

    • Reviews current benefits, evaluating the use, services, coverage, effectiveness, cost, plan experience and competitive trends in benefits programs, and identify the company's stance.

     

    • Perform plan audits. Prepares, collects and organizes data for actuarial assessments. Reviews data in conjunction with actuarial evaluation task forces.

     

    • Reviews both short- and long-range cost estimates/projections and relevant statistical analyses regarding modifications in benefits programs and implementation of new programs.

     

    • Surveys industry trends. Completes benefits surveys and review information obtained from the results. Analyzes complex benefits information. Forecasts trends and assist with future benefits designs. Develops specific recommendations for review by management.

     

    • Monitors administrative costs of benefits programs and recommends cost containment strategies, including alternative methods for administration and funding. Prepares budgetary recommendations and assist in the monitoring, verifying and reconciling of budgeted funds.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work experience required, with at least five years of employee benefits administration experience. Certifications in SHRM, CEBS, or HIPAA Professional preferred.
    • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use Microsoft products, including PPT, experience with HRIS systems and benefits databases.
    • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment with associates. Capable of effective planning and priority setting. Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
    • Strong analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of plan designs. Ability to understand, evaluate and make judgment on the proposals (RFPs).
    • Knowledge of benefits contract language.
    • Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both adopted and pending, affecting employee benefits programs, including ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, Section 125, workers' compensation, Medicare, OBRA, and Social Security and DOL requirements.

    Company Info

    Who We Are.

    CryoLife is one of the world’s contemporary medical device companies providing preserved human cardiac and vascular tissues, surgical adhesives and sealants, cardiac lasers and implantable end-stage renal disease access grafts for the repair of complex cardiac and vascular reconstruction surgeries. Since the Company’s inception in 1984, it is estimated that its products and tissues have been implanted in about 900,000 patients worldwide.

     

    CryoLife technology and products bring restoration and hope to people all around the world. CryoLife headquarters are located in Kennesaw, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.

     

    CryoLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

    CryoLife provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

     

    Reasonable Accommodations
    CryoLife is committed to providing reasonable accommodations both in the application and interview process, consistent with legal requirements. If you need a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please email ADA_Accommodation@CryoLife.com or call 770-429-5215. A Human Resources representative will return your call. Messages or emails for any reason other than accommodation requests will not be returned.

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