Benefits Lead

Our client, a health care equipment organization, is seeking a Benefits Lead for their office in Minneapolis, MN. If you have experience leading and managing benefits programs, have facilitated wellness programs, and have the ability to build strong working relationships with third-party vendors, this could be the opportunity for you!

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Job Description

Reporting to the Total Rewards Leader, the Benefits Lead manages and oversees benefit offerings and wellness programs for a 3,000-person company operating in almost all 50 states. The incumbent is responsible for the administration of all health, welfare and retirement benefits, leave of absence management, and promoting wellness.

  • Administer employee benefit plans including health, life and disability insurance; 401(k) plan; FSA's; supplemental benefits and COBRA
  • Oversee and manage all leave of absence requests
  • Respond to advanced benefit inquiries from employees
  • Perform analytical work related to benefit plans including billing preparation, benefit reports, and monthly reconciliation of GL entries
  • Review annual benefits renewal for health and welfare benefits with vendors and consultants for services, premiums, and plan administration
  • Oversee administration of the 401k retirement program
  • Maintain Executive Non-Qualified plan and oversee annual open enrollment including communications
  • Lead the open enrollment process
  • Coordinate and facilitate open enrollment meetings for eligible employees; prepare HRIS system enrollment process and maintain updated benefits informational materials
  • Develop and implement employee wellness related activities
  • Oversee workers compensation incidents, OSHA 300 log and all associated reports, postings, and investigations. Collaborate with supervisors, injured workers and insurance carrier to ensure good outcomes on workers compensation injuries
  • Participate in safety committee initiatives
  • Manage short-term and long-term disability LOAs including reports from vendors, payroll administration and communication with employees
  • Prepare and submit all organizational and government reporting of benefits
  • Ensure company compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 – 7 years of employee benefits administration experience


Additional Qualifications:

  • Professional designation (CBP, CEBS, PHR, SPHR) a plus
  • Understanding of Human Resources including knowledge of federal and state regulations on employee benefits, Consumer Driven Health Plan, and Worker’s Compensation
  • Proven experience implementing wellness programs
  • Highly analytical with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to translate problem/issue into appropriate data set, perform analysis, draw conclusions
  • Experience presenting and delivering data and benefits information
  • Resolution-driven: desire to fully understand problems, identify a range of possible solutions, get opinions and buy-in from appropriate parties, and expedite a solution
  • Strong computer skills to include PowerPoint, Excel, Word and HRIS
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and prioritize many competing demands



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