Benefits Lead

NextEra Energy, Inc Juno Beach, FL
Requisition ID: 26096

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Position Specific Description

We strengthen and engage our greatest assets - our employees!

Responsibilities to include

Overall management responsibility for the design of cost-effective, competitive and comprehensive benefit programs, including, but not limited to, active and retiree health and welfare, time off program, voluntary and retirement plans. Responsibilities include development of short term/long term strategies, planning, researching, data gathering and analysis, financial modeling and developing recommendations to senior leadership. Responsibilities also include the evaluation of services, coverage and options available to determine programs that would best meet the needs of the organization and employees. Contributes to, and analyzes industry survey information to determine company's competitive position in employee benefits. Helps identify and lead the development of health care and retirement cost containment strategies to achieve the greatest value to the company and the employee. Effectively plans and leads projects/processes to help manage request for proposals, evaluation of services, etc.


* Prepares PowerPoint presentations to be provided to Senior and Executive Management

* Ability to perform financial analysis to assess feasibility of new programs or changes to offerings; perform sensitivity analysis, scenario analysis

* Proficient in use of excel

* Ability to communicate effectively and develop positive working relationships with both internal and external vendors and customers.

Job Overview

Employees in this role serve as a subject matter expert to lead the planning, implementation, and administration of one or more cost-effective benefit programs including life, retirement, medical, dental, vision, workers compensation, disability, time-off, health and welfare plans.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

* Serves as project manager and subject matter expert to lead a team of individuals through planning, design and implementation of various benefit projects

* Identifies process improvements, prepares analysis and presentations and recommends changes to appropriate leaders

* Participates in annual renewals, preparing applicable annual government reporting and non-discrimination tests, tracking cost or loss trends

* Prepares cost analysis of employee benefits

* Communicates negotiated benefit changes to appropriate parties, including the benefits administrator to ensure that benefit plans reflect negotiated benefit changes

* Partners with legal counsel, vendors and insurance providers on plan modifications, communication and annual renewals

* Coordinates the integration of acquired employee benefit programs with existing programs

* Leads ongoing employee communications such as summary plan descriptions, summary annual reports, Benefits Bulletin, etc.

* Leads or participates in the annual benefits open enrollment process including plan and employee communication

* Analyzes benefit programs, external survey data and market trends and develops recommendations for review by management

* Serves as mentor, coach or project lead to team members

* Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

* High School Grad / GED

* Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience

* Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

* Master's - Business Administration