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Organization
Job Title
BENEFITS COORDINATOR
Location
New York, New York
Country
United States
Region
NY Metro
Reference Number
495
Position type
Permanent
Category
Apparel
Retail
Job Function
Human Resources
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level
Education level
Bachelor's Degree

BENEFITS COORDINATOR

REPORTS TO:

Senior Manager, HRIS & Benefits

OVERVIEW:
Provides information on the disability plan and health insurance as needed. Individual also acts as a liaison between the insurance carrier and the entire associate body.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Administer disability and workers’ compensation plans for over 2,500 insured associates nationwide
• Coordinate State Disability
• Communicate with Payroll Department regarding weekly salary continuance
• Counsel associates regarding disability procedures
• Counsel Field Leadership regarding provisions of disability laws and how they affect direct reports on LOA
• Ensure compliance with Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
• Assist in Human Resource Information System (HRIS) report writing
• Maintain data base for associates on LOA and distribute to field and BHQ weekly
• Organize and process annual open enrollment for medical insurance coverage and enrollment for new hires
• Review and update the Benefits Associate Handbook and Benefits Summaries
• Special projects and miscellaneous duties (Counsel associates regarding employee relations issues as they relate to their benefits.)
• Coordinate and execute Health & Wellness program for Brand Headquarters
• Acts as a team player sharing responsibility for achievement of goals and objectives
• Accept accountability for individual and team’s performance and productivity
• Generate innovative solutions to new and existing problems
• Flexible in responding to organizational changes and business priorities
• Work effectively under deadline pressure or in unusual or new work situations
• Possess up-to-date knowledge of industry trends and apply best practices to existing problems
• Develop partnerships with co-workers and acknowledges the contribution of others
• Accept challenging assignments to promote skill development and achieve goals and objectives

Required Experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Minimum 3 years of benefits administration experience
• Multi-State experience a plus
• Retail experience is highly desirable, as is experience with hourly employees
• MS Office skills (Word, Excel)
• Strong English language skills, both written and verbal
• Detail oriented
• Demonstrated problem solving and follow through skills
• Strong customer service skills
• Ability to work in both a team situation and independently
• Desire to learn all aspects of Human Resources administration
• Knowledge of Lawson HRIS System a plus

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree

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