Benefits Coordinator Job Description

A benefits coordinator is an individual responsible for ensuring that organizational employees have access to and understand all benefits provided by their employer.

The benefits coordinator also oversees the administration of benefits.

Benefits coordinators work under the direction of the human resources department, as human resources workers are responsible for overseeing benefits.

Many benefits coordinators are employed in larger organizations, as human resources departments need more people in order to adequately oversee benefits.

Benefits coordinators typically work in office environments, though some may be required to travel throughout the country in order to attend conferences or meetings with other human resources staff members.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Benefits Coordinator to join our team and help us administer our employee benefits program. The Benefits Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining our benefits database, communicating with employees about their benefits, and assisting with the enrollment and renewal process. If you have experience with benefits administration and are looking for a new challenge, we want to hear from you!

Benefits Coordinator Duties:

  • Assist with enrollment and coverage selection
  • Provide clients with HR and benefits support
  • Research and resolve benefit-related issues
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with all group health plans
  • Ensure company compliance with the Affordable Care Act
  • Attend to payroll deductions and employer contributions
  • Prepare and maintain benefits-related records
  • Assist with open enrollment
  • Provide administrative support to Human Resources
  • Maintain employee files
  • Recommend employee benefits and plans
  • Assist with the administration of employee benefits plans
  • Insure the accuracy of benefit plan information and data
  • Assist with the administration of retirement plans
  • Inform employees of benefit-related matters
  • Address and resolve benefit-related inquiries
  • Inform human resources of employee grievances
  • Inform employees of benefit-related matters
  • Update and maintain employee handbook(s)

Benefits Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Research, compile, and analyze benefits-related data, including plan options and pricing, and establish and maintain relationships with benefits vendors
  • Understand and comply with all regulatory and contractual requirements of benefit plans and procedures
  • Provide benefits information to new employees and maintain a current employee directory
  • Manage COBRA, FSA, HSA, and other voluntary benefits
  • Coordinate the employee benefits open enrollment process
  • Support service-provider requests and other administrative tasks
  • Manage and maintain all expense reports
  • Enforce all policies and procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality of all benefit-related information

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in human resource management or related field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in human resources
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Expert knowledge of human resource services
  • Highly organized, with strong attention to detail
  • Expert knowledge of various benefit plans and compensation structures

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity is key to success. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including veterans.

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