HR Benefits Administrator

Employer
Livingstone College
Location
Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC, US
Closing date
Aug 24, 2021

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Job Details


 






 Position

HR Benefits Administrator



Department:

Human Resources

Reports to:

Director of Human Resources 

Position Summary

 

The benefits administrator position is responsible for directing and planning the day-to-day operations of group benefits programs (group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, worker's compensation, life insurance, travel and accident plan, flexible spending plan, retirement plans, etc.). This position provides excellent customer service and designs quality benefits plans. The administrator continually investigates new benefits programs, improves existing programs, and supervises and monitors benefits administration.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

 

The results you will deliver each day that matter most!

  • Research employee benefits plans and vendors to identify those that present the best value. 
  • Design, recommend and implement new benefits programs. Examine possible plan designs and benefits cost changes. 
  • Negotiate with vendors and administrators for best plans, options and rates.
  • Serve as primary contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators. 
  • Coordinate transfer of data to external contacts for services, premiums and plan administration. 
  • Evaluate and revise internal processes to reduce costs and increase efficiency. 
  • Document and maintain administrative procedures for assigned benefits processes. 
  • Ensure compliance with applicable government regulations. Ensure timeliness and accuracy of required reporting and fees.
  • Coordinate daily benefits processing. Handle enrollments, COBRA, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, disability, accident and death claims, rollovers, QDROs, QMCSOs, distributions, loans, hardships and compliance testing. 
  • Oversee maintenance of employee benefits files, maintain group benefits database and update employee payroll records.
  • Gather employee data and oversee the processing of monthly billings and the preparation of vouchers for payment of administrative fees for all group plans. 
  • Allocate group health and dental claims monthly and review quarterly.
  • Audit the accuracy and performance of functions performed by benefits staff. 
  • Analyze current benefits, evaluating the use, services, coverage, effectiveness, cost, plan experience and competitive trends in benefits programs, and identify the company's stance.
  • Perform plan audits. Prepare, collect and organize data for actuarial assessments. Review data in conjunction with actuarial evaluation task forces.
  • Review both short- and long-range cost estimates/projections and relevant statistical analyses regarding modifications in benefits programs and implementation of new programs.
  • Survey industry trends. Complete benefits surveys and review information obtained from the results. Analyze complex benefits information. Forecast trends and assist with future benefits designs. Develop specific recommendations for review by management.
  • Monitor administrative costs of benefits programs and recommend cost containment strategies, including alternative methods for administration and funding. Prepare budgetary recommendations and assist in the monitoring, verifying and reconciling of budgeted funds.
  • Provide customer service support to internal and external customers. Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of the company's benefits package. 
  • Design and distribute materials for benefits orientations, open enrollment and summary plan descriptions. Provide training and support to group benefits associates, home office associates and the field staff.
  • Education/ Experience

     

    What you will need to be successful!

  • Bachelor's degree in human resource management or related field, and three to five years of related benefits or employee benefits administration experience.  
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP and CEBS professional designations preferred.
  • Life at Livingstone College

     

    Why we believe you will love working at Livingstone College!!

    Livingstone College is a private historically black college that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction, academic excellence, and student success.  Through a Christian-based environment suitable for holistic learning, Livingstone provides excellent business, liberal arts, STEAM, teacher education, and workforce development programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to promote lifelong learning and to develop student potential for leadership and service to a global community.


     About Livingstone College: http://Livingstone.edu

     

    Livingstone College is an equal opportunity employer that employs qualified individuals based upon job related qualifications regardless of race, religion, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, medical condition, political affiliation or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state or local law.  Livingstone College complies with all laws regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled candidates and employees.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the interview process are requested to contact Human Resources in order to arrange such accommodation.  We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract.


      

    Organization

    Our Mission:

    Livingstone College is a private, historically black institution that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction. Through a Christian-based environment suitable for learning, it provides excellent liberal arts and religious education programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to develop their potential for leadership and service to a global community.

     

    Our History

    Livingstone College was originally founded in 1879 as Zion Wesley Institute by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Zion ministers for the purpose of training ministers in Concord, in Cabarrus County, N.C. After three brief sessions, directed by Principals Bishop C. R. Harris and Professor A.S. Richardson, Zion Wesley Institute was closed. In 1881, Dr. Joseph Charles Price and Bishop J. W. Hood changed their roles from delegates to the Ecumenical Conference to fund-raisers, with a sole purpose of re-establishing Zion Wesley Institute.

     

    Eventually, the Rowan County Town of Salisbury, just 20 miles northeast of Concord, offered Zion Wesley Institute Board of Trustees a generous $1,000 donation and an invitation to relocate the institution to Salisbury. The trustees accepted both gifts, and the College re-opened in Salisbury in 1882 on J. M. Gray’s farm, called Delta Grove, which consisted of one building and 40 acres. Besides moving from Concord to Salisbury, the College also changed its name, becoming Livingstone College, in honor of David Livingstone, a British Christian missionary, philanthropist and African Explorer. Dr. Price, the founder of Livingstone College, became its first president and served from 1882 to 1893.

     

    Holistic Learning:

    Livingstone College offers a Holistic Learning Environment that is designed to address the needs of a diverse student population. As a church-affiliated institution, Livingstone College seeks to attract professionals who are committed to supporting and fostering such principles. Such commitment and support paved the way for the launching of a very unique initiative. The initiative is entitled "The Total Learning Environment." "The Total Learning Environment" is a new holistic approach to academic preparation, whereby we will create a learning environment designed to change attitudes and modify student behavior. Students who matriculate on the campus of Livingstone College, in addition to their academic preparation, will participate in a number of activities and programs, designed to address the cultural scars of their past, enabling them to leave our institution with the academic preparation to compete in our global economy, and where they will have immediate positive impact on our society. Additionally, our students will be prepared to positively address the challenges, which plague the African-American community - particularly those challenges that exacerbate their dilemma. The College implemented a curriculum, which helped to develop "The Center for Holistic Learning." One of the first programs of its kind, "The Center for Holistic Learning" promotes both the awareness and mastery of the following modules/concepts:

    •  Health, Wellness & Fitness
    •  Emergency Response & First Aid
    •  Political Action & Social Responsibility
    •  Volunteerism, Public Service
    •  Cultural and Social Awareness
    •  Debt Management, Personal Responsibility, & Philanthropy
    •  Individual & Organizational Leadership
    •  Spanish as a 2nd Language
    •  Technology & The 21St Century
    •  Faith-Based Strategies for the Enhancement of the Quality of Life

     

    Our Home:

    Livingstone College is located in the heart of Rowan County’s historic Salisbury, North Carolina. Known by many as “The Jewel of The South”, Livingstone College sits quaintly against a picturesque backdrop of lush green grass and majestic maple and oak trees, making it the ideal learning environment. With an enrollment of 1200 students, the College is strategically located 45 miles from Charlotte and the Piedmont Triad of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, North Carolina.

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