Lakeshore Talent

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Lakeshore Talent is seeking a Benefits Coordinator for a client in Englewood, CO. This position pays $50-$63k. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 2 years direct experience with FMLA, retirement plan administration, employee compensation, workers’ compensation and benefits preferred.

This is starting as a 3-month contract with the potential to be extended or go permanent.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates as a member of the Human Resources Team. Contributes to the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies, procedures and service standards.
  • Monitors Federal and State regulations pertaining to benefits, retirement and Workers’ Compensation for compliance.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual IRS reporting requirements to comply with all government regulations including Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting, Creditable Coverage reporting and retirement reporting.
  • Assist with the claims process for Workers’ Compensation, including file set-up and online reporting. Documents all claim activity, following up with the insurance carrier regarding claims status from beginning to closure.
  • Assists with reviews of City positions to ensure classification accuracy for Workers’ Compensation.
  • Liaison for employee benefit issues between employee and vendor, with the expectation of high-level customer service and effective problem solving.
  • Serves as the record custodian for the retirement plans and the Workers’ Compensation program.
  • Assist with the coordination of the City’s retirement plans and the deferred compensation plan including training and database management. Monitors all retirement plans benefit activity, including participant eligibility
  • Assists with the annual open enrollment meetings. Coordinates the annual Health and Benefit Fair. Coordinates the Wellness Programs and provides support to the Employee Wellness Committee.
  • Assists with online benefit enrollment to ensure accurate results and smooth enrollments throughout the year, including frequent auditing.
  • Reviews, reconciles and submits bills for payment regarding benefit and retirement vendors.
  • Participates in training and professional development.
  • Participates in various board meetings such as Employee Advisory Committee, Wellness, and others as assigned.
  • Assists with the citywide safety program including safety committees and accident reviews. Ensures the compliance of loss control standards at department levels. Coordinates and assists with departmental safety training.
  • Administers COBRA notifications and other legal documents as necessary.
  • Updates, maintains, and audits the Retiree Health Assistance program for all eligible retirees.
  • Must be willing to travel from location to location within the City limits.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:  Associate's required, Bachelor's preferred
  • Work Experience: Minimum of 2 years direct experience with retirement plan administration, employee compensation, Workers’ Compensation and benefits preferred. Basic knowledge of a HRIS system preferred.
  • Certifications and/or Licensures :  CEBS, PHR, preferred                                            
  • Working knowledge of: Defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, Deferred individual retirement accounts, Benefits and open enrollment, Workers’ Compensation processes, Employee compensation, HRIS applications (Ultipro and Tyler New World preferred)
  • Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office, Tyler New World or equivalent, Excel, Ultimate Software

Working knowledge of:

  • Federal government regulations
  • State statutes
  • City ordinances and resolutions
  • Accounting principles

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