Benefits Consultant – Retirement

Our food industry client is looking for a Benefits Consultant who has thorough experience managing employee benefits, specifically 401k plans for a 2+ month contract. This Benefits Consultant will be ready to jump in and work with the rest of the team and third-party compliance vendors to ensure that the retirement and benefit plans comply with all necessary laws and regulations.

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Job Description

This Benefits Consultant will be responsible for all benefits administration for the organization for 2+ months. The Benefits Consultant is expected to use high-level benefits knowledge to assess immediate business needs, troubleshoot compliance concerns using audit expertise, assess efficiency and accuracy of process and data flow, and provide long-term recommendations for business solutions and management of benefits operations.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all responsibilities relating retirement benefits and enrollment, including management of all new enrollment and ongoing changes
  • Manage annual 401(k) audit and oversee compliance requirements
  • Maintain compliance with employment regulations
  • Partner with retirement benefits vendors and carrier account managers to understand systems, plans, eligibility requirements
  • Manage employee communication plan for retirement benefits and enrollment
  • Audits for benefit plans and provision of retroactive solutions for any compliance concerns
  • Review plan documents and policies to ensure legal compliance, accuracy and ease of understanding
  • Responsible for the determination of eligibility, preparing correspondence and ongoing communication, documentation/tracking and follow-up for benefits administration
  • Research and respond to questions from employee groups at all levels
  • Develop positive relationships with employees at all levels of the organization

 

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years Benefits administration experience required
  • Working knowledge of benefits and employment laws and regulations
  • Must be a self-motivator, individual contributor, and go-getter
  • HRIS experience in and understanding of data flows
  • Project management mindset, with proven ability to plan, manage multiple tasks/activities and prioritize appropriately
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly organized individual with a process improvement and service mindset
  • High integrity, sound judgment and discretion regarding confidential information
  • Ability to think proactively and manage multiple priorities

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