HR Benefits Consultant
Company: Cambia Health Solutions, Inc.
Posted on: January 7, 2021
HR Benefits Consultant
The position can be in any of the four Cambia states - OR, WA, ID,
The Benefits Consultant is responsible for administration of the
active employee benefit and leave programs, and retiree benefit
programs, ensuring plans are administered according to ERISA
guidelines and leaves are administered according to FMLA and state
regulations. Partners with all stakeholders involved with the
employee benefit and leave programs.
Serves as the subject matter expert and primary point of contact
and resource for current/former employees and retirees for all
questions and requests for assistance regarding their current or
prior benefits. Counsels on benefits and facilitates a wide-range
of benefit actions including but not limited to: enrollment, life
changes, and death claims. May provide support to between 1200 -
2000 active employees and all former employees.
Provides independent and proactive consultation with employees and
management, providing guidance and advice regarding eligibility,
benefits provisions, paid time off, severance, voluntary benefits,
pension, and retiree health and welfare.
Provides guidance to employees regarding reimbursement accounts
(HSA, FSA, DCRA) related to eligibility, enrollment, problem
resolution and general education.
Serves as primary resource to educate all current and former
employees eligible for the Cambia DC and DB retirement benefit
(401(k) and pension). Provides guidance as deemed necessary in
utilizing online tools, explanation of distribution options, tax
consequences of distribution elections, the application process and
Educates eligible employees on their retiree health and welfare
benefits, coordinates enrollment process and facilitates transition
to retiree benefits. Maintains continued contact with all Cambia
retirees during annual open enrollment process. Serves as first
point of contact for all retiree benefit questions.
Independently manages leave of absences. Determines eligibility for
leaves of absence requests, reviews medical certifications,
approves or denies in compliance with State and Federal Laws, and
communicates outcome to employees and management. Monitors usage,
maintains frequent communication with employees and management,
counsels employee and management on leave status, ongoing
documentation, and return to work requirements on active leaves.
May manage a case load in excess of 75 active leaves at any given
Interacts frequently with other departments (e.g., Finance,
Payroll, HR partners) to facilitate timely and accurate resolution
of benefits and leave of absence related issues. Escalates issues
and works with external benefit vendors for resolution.
Independently performs other duties as assigned.
May be assigned to administer specific benefit functions and manage
all processes for the function, in addition to general job
functions (e.g. COBRA administration, transit subsidy
administration, workers' compensation, etc.)
Demonstrated competency across full spectrum of benefits plans
including health & welfare plan structure, retirement plans,
voluntary benefits, spending accounts, and state/federal laws and
regulations related to employee benefits.
Demonstrated competency of multi-state leave laws and regulations
and administration of complex leaves.
Demonstrated analytical abilities. Ability to deal with ambiguity
and effectively cope with change. Can shift gears comfortably and
make decisions and take action with limited information using sound
judgement with limited direction.
Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with diverse audiences.
Ability to maintain professionalism and mitigate volatile
situations when dealing with angry and/or upset and sometimes
elderly former employees. Develop and maintain effective
Strong ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
complex benefits concepts to various customers including executive
Demonstrated ability to multi-task with accuracy and efficiency
using excellent time-management skills.
Computer proficiency skills including Workday (HRIS), Radar (or
similar research and imaging tool), Remedy (or similar tracking,
history log and notification tool) and Office Suite (Word, Excel
Normally to be proficient in the competencies listed above
Benefits Consultant would have a Bachelor's degree in a business
related field and 5 years of experience in human resources,
employee health and welfare plans, leave of absence case
management, workers' compensation, retirement and 401(k) planning
or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registration, Etc.
Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification
Keywords: Cambia Health Solutions, Inc., Salem , HR Benefits Consultant, Human Resources , Salem, Oregon
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