Senior Benefits Administrator

South Carolina Job Board Rock Hill, SC
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental QuestionsAdditional

Reporting to the Employee Relations Manager, the Senior Benefits Administrator manages all communication and compliance activities related to the comprehensive benefits program for Winthrop University employees. Serves as subject matter expert regarding South Carolina regulations and plan rules on individual insurance benefits and retirement options. Assists with orientation sessions for new employees. Handles highly complex benefits issues and resolves errors or performs necessary adjustments by facilitating communications between HR, payroll and the employee. Consults with employees to interpret and explain programs, regulations and documents regarding individual benefits and retirement options and resources. Coordinates processes and ensures proper communication and documentation of benefit offerings related to the Affordable Care Act. Assists employees in completing enrollment, payroll and insurance coverage documentation; advises and provides referral resources for employees with problems regarding claims processing; and serves as a liaison between employees and the S.C. Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA). Involved in communicating and conducting open enrollment activities. Ensures completion of appropriate documentation required by PEBA and optional retirement vendors; enters benefit elections data for new hires and terminations and ensures accuracy; and manages Winthrop's leave of absence program. Works with the Employee Relations Manager to manage communications with employees having extended absences; provides HR-related training; and assists with coordinating HR-related issues with the Workers' Compensation Program Coordinator. Reviews and responds to all PEBA updates, reports and tasks that require input from HR to payroll. Supports wellness-related activities.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:Bachelor's degree and two years of experience related to benefits administration required. Experience managing state retirement benefits and/or Family Medical Leave and HR-related experience in a higher education setting highly desired. Knowledge of federal laws and regulations related to job duties (e.g., FLSA, FMLA, COBRA, ADA, HIPAA, WC, USERRA, ACA, etc.). Knowledge of Word and Excel software and organizational and recordkeeping systems. Ability to maintain confidentiality; use tact and diplomacy in stressful situations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff and the general public; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; provide excellent customer service; multi-task and prioritize high- volume workload; and interpret state policies and exercise sound judgment.

Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in human resources management, business or public administration, health care administration or similar field and four years of professional human resources experience in benefits administration preferred.

Additional Comments:SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS ARE CONSIDERED PART OF YOUR OFFICIAL APPLICATION. PLEASE COMPLETE THE STATE APPLICATION TO INCLUDE ALL CURRENT AND PREVIOUS WORK HISTORY AND EDUCATION. A RESUME WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED NOR REVIEWED TO DETERMINE IF AN APPLICANT HAS MET THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.*

Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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