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Benefits Analyst

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Unit Description


Care Site Description

SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization headquartered in Broomfield with facilities located in Colorado, Kansas and Montana. SCL Health operates:

9 hospitals
4 safety net clinics
1 children's mental health treatment center
190+ ambulatory service centers
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health—and hope—to our patients.

Our ministry is dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.


Visit www.sclhealthsystem.org



Description

The Benefits Analyst position will have the opportunity to contribute to a wide variety of complex activities involving the associate benefit plans and programs. Using analytical, organizations and communication skills, this position is responsible for providing subject matter expertise on health and welfare benefit plan administration, compliance, vendor management, reporting and associate communication and education. The position will also conduct research and data analysis regarding various aspects of the plans, identify and develop process improvements, and implement programs accordingly. The successful candidate should have the ability to multi-task assignments, projects, and daily responsibilities with accuracy and high level of comfort working with associates at all levels.

 

  • Supports the day-to-day administration and operation of the associate health and welfare benefit plans, including: medical, dental, vision, wellness, life and accident, short- and long-term disability, HRA, FSA, EAP, and other voluntary benefits.
  • Monitors and ensures the legal compliance of the benefit plans by working with vendors and legal counsel.
  • Manages relationships between the benefit vendors and the organization.
  • Recommends contemporary, locally competitive and value-based associate benefit programs by benchmarking industry and employment trends, examining and evaluating best practices, tracking legislation, and estimating cost impacts to the organization and associates.
  • Leads efforts to implement or enhance benefit programs; facilitates the testing and troubleshooting of data feeds to and from external or internal systems, collaborating with internal technical resources as well as external vendors.
  • Explains associate benefits by conducting meetings, preparing written and graphic explanations, and responding to requests; provides technical research, plan interpretation and educational support to human resources staff.
  • Resolves complex claim and administrative issues.
  • Collects, analyzes, and summarizes associate benefit data and trends; responsible for providing financial metrics and cost analysis.
  • Develops, maintains and improves benefit operational processes through automation, work elimination, and process re-engineering.
  • Supports the annual open enrollment process, including but not limited to: communications to human resources; plan setup with HRIS and vendors; planning and coordination of on-site Benefit Fairs; and evaluating and updating plan documents, summary plan descriptions, and vendor contracts and amendments.
  • Assists in the development and review of associate benefit communications to ensure proper legal disclosure, associate understanding of benefit provisions and associate appreciation of benefit value.
  • Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abides by service behavior standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Required:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field of study
 
Preferred:
Master’s Degree
 
Preferred:
Professional certification in HR, Benefits and/or Compensation
 
Required:
4-5 years of progressive experience in Human Resources, with at least 3 years of relevant benefits experience
Prior benefit administration experience including research, analysis, design, communication, implementation, enrollment, system requirements and vendor management
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of health and welfare benefit plans, administration, and regulations to include ACA, ERISA, HIPAA, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze issues, determine appropriate solutions and resolve sensitive issues with a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service
  • Strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Demonstrated process improvement and project management capability
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to change while consistently meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and discretion with highly confidential and sensitive information.
  • Strong initiative, creative thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills and financial acumen
  • Ability to foster teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability to direct vendors and consultants and maintain productive relationships
  • Applied skills in database, spreadsheet and data reporting
  • Applied skills in Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with HRIS systems (Lawson preferably)
Organization: Corporate, Various Locations
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Broomfield
Department: SYS-Associate Benefit Admin
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 5/17/2017 11:01:30 PM
FTE: 1.0
Job Number: 17003312
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