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Benefits & Leave Specialist


Posted: 06/18/2021 Employment Type: DirectHire Industry: H.R. Job Number: 1543841

Job Description

We are recruiting an experienced Benefits & Leave Specialist for our client in the Sacramento area. In this role, you will administer and communicate employee health benefits programs, LOA s, and other supplemental benefit plans. In general, this position performs a wide variety of both complex and routine administrative services supporting aspects of administering benefits and leave of absence. 

  • Assist with the administration of various employee benefit programs, such as health insurance, life, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and HSA programs.
  • Provide information to employees and managers about benefit plans and options.
  • Lead the open enrollment process with guidance from the Benefits Manager.
  • Familiar with ACA requirements including 1095c requirements.
  • Assist with the development of employee benefit booklets and other employee benefit communications.
  • COBRA Administration to include sending out notices to terminated employees, coordinating COBRA benefits, and tracking payments.
  • Coordinate and track leave of absence.  
  • Provide back up to Benefits Manager on various projects, communicates information and direction to co-workers in the Benefits Manager s absence.
  • Conduct benefits and leave of absence training sessions and may presents information to large groups of employees.
  • Wellness Program administration.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

  • Bachelor s degree in related field or equivalent Human Resources experience.
  • Three to four years of experience as a Benefits Administrator or equivalent.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage several tasks and priorities.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people of all levels.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of absence management under federal and state leave laws and applicable federal and state regulations.
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