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Benefits Compliance Specialist

Job Description

Our client is an industry leader in agricultural products with headquarters in Walnut Creek, CA (5 minutes’ walk from the BART station). They have an immediate opening for an experienced Benefits Compliance Specialist to help ensure accurate enrollment and billing of Health & Welfare benefit plans and timely and accurate 401k file and funding.
 
Principle Responsibilities:
  • Assist employees with benefits enrollment, administer the Evidence of Insurability process and respond to employee benefit inquires
  • Key contributor to benefits management and administration to assure compliance with regulations and benefit plans in U.S. and Canada.
  • Participate in the benefit strategy review and renewal process planning.
  • Maintain up-to-date understanding of Valent H&W and 401k benefit plan options and conduct new hire benefits orientations; timely follow up with employees if not enrolled within 31 days.
  • Manage H&W benefits administration & timely respond and resolve pending benefit enrollments, changes, terminations, COBRA enrollment, dependent verification, beneficiary updates to assure compliance with plan documents and regulations.
  • Monthly processing of Canadian benefits including RRSP for benefits manager review and approval to assure compliance and timely and accurate processing.
  • Monitor leave of absence processing by 3rd party leave management firm; process VHRs for payroll to stop/start pay upon LOA and return from LOA to assure accurate employee salary payments and leave of absence payments by fully insured STD/LTD carrier and review coordination of company 3rd party disability payments with state mandated disability payments.
  • Maintain 401k and retirement plan compliance by timely and accurately processing funding requests for benefits manager approval. 
Qualifications:
  • BS degree and minimum 5 years HR experience including benefits administration experience.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills to respond to employee benefits inquiries and respond verbally or in writing.
  • Computer proficiency including the ability to create and maintain complex excel files; Microsoft office suite; HRIS and benefits administration data base experience. 
  • Effective planning and organizational skills to complete time sensitive activities and projects.
  • Willingness and ability to travel
 
This is an immediate need and the manager is seeking to set up interviews and make a hiring decision ASAP.  For immediate consideration, please email your resume in Word format, along with the best time and number to reach you.

Job Requirements

 

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Location US-CA-Walnut Creek
Employment Type Contractor
Pay Type Hour
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Other
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Company Overview

Ascent

The Ascent Services Group (ASG) is a leading national technology consulting and professional services firm that focuses on tactical and strategic consulting. ASG’s fundamental business is providing staffing services to Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, and Life Sciences. We focus the majority of our efforts in Staff Augmentation support of Large Enterprise Clients who utilize a Vendor Management System. Learn More

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US-CA-Walnut Creek
Aimee Ennik
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Job Description

Our client is an industry leader in agricultural products with headquarters in Walnut Creek, CA (5 minutes’ walk from the BART station). They have an immediate opening for an experienced Benefits Compliance Specialist to help ensure accurate enrollment and billing of Health & Welfare benefit plans and timely and accurate 401k file and funding.
 
Principle Responsibilities:
  • Assist employees with benefits enrollment, administer the Evidence of Insurability process and respond to employee benefit inquires
  • Key contributor to benefits management and administration to assure compliance with regulations and benefit plans in U.S. and Canada.
  • Participate in the benefit strategy review and renewal process planning.
  • Maintain up-to-date understanding of Valent H&W and 401k benefit plan options and conduct new hire benefits orientations; timely follow up with employees if not enrolled within 31 days.
  • Manage H&W benefits administration & timely respond and resolve pending benefit enrollments, changes, terminations, COBRA enrollment, dependent verification, beneficiary updates to assure compliance with plan documents and regulations.
  • Monthly processing of Canadian benefits including RRSP for benefits manager review and approval to assure compliance and timely and accurate processing.
  • Monitor leave of absence processing by 3rd party leave management firm; process VHRs for payroll to stop/start pay upon LOA and return from LOA to assure accurate employee salary payments and leave of absence payments by fully insured STD/LTD carrier and review coordination of company 3rd party disability payments with state mandated disability payments.
  • Maintain 401k and retirement plan compliance by timely and accurately processing funding requests for benefits manager approval. 
Qualifications:
  • BS degree and minimum 5 years HR experience including benefits administration experience.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills to respond to employee benefits inquiries and respond verbally or in writing.
  • Computer proficiency including the ability to create and maintain complex excel files; Microsoft office suite; HRIS and benefits administration data base experience. 
  • Effective planning and organizational skills to complete time sensitive activities and projects.
  • Willingness and ability to travel
 
This is an immediate need and the manager is seeking to set up interviews and make a hiring decision ASAP.  For immediate consideration, please email your resume in Word format, along with the best time and number to reach you.

Job Requirements

 
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