Benefits Counselor I
Internal Title: Benefits Counselor
Posting Number: STA01273PO18
College/Division: Division of Administration and Finance
Department: DHR Benefits
Advertised Salary Range: $29,754
Part/Full-time: Full Time
Job Search Category: Human Resources/Legal
Advertised Job Summary: This position supports the communications needs of the Benefits team by identifying and implementing ways and methods to appropriately communicate messages from the Benefits Office to include presentation and maintenance of information communicated. Provide assistance and facilitate appropriate transactions on behalf of benefits eligible faculty, staff, their eligible dependents, University administrators, and other authorized interests concerning state and university insurance and pension benefits, leave, Workers' Compensation, and other related issues as indicated by Federal, State and University laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Facilitate new employee insurance/pension benefit orientation, answer questions regarding benefit details, and coordinate the enrollment process. Provide assistance of an expert nature in regard to qualifying benefit changes and assist in the resolution of complex benefit issues. Assist employees with pre-retirement planning needs. Conducts training and counseling sessions, as needed.
Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions): Bachelor's degree and 3 years experience in PEBA Insurance and Retirement programs.
EEO Statement: The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.