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Benefits Analyst (Temp)

Location: Highland
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

The San Manuel Human Resources department provides exceptional internal and external customer support while driving Human Resources (HR) functional excellence and process improvement. This high performing department creates a work environment of employee empowerment and involvement. Our focus on customer orientation, continuous improvement, teamwork, and achieving results are woven into every aspect of the Human Resources functions.

As an integral part of the Human Resources team, the Benefits Analyst will be responsible for benefit plan interpretation, guidance, and counsel to all internal and external stakeholders as well as retirement plan administrative tasks. Acts as the primary point of contact to employees regarding benefit eligibility, coverage, and other related benefits matters while ensuring the highest level of customer service is delivered to all employees, vendors and plan participants.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Address employee inquiries related to all benefit plans. Provide employees with plan information and instructions for navigating their health care system. Conduct and coordinate benefit education meetings (i.e., NEO, 401(K), Open Enrollment, wellness).

  2. Assist in the ongoing benefit (i.e., health and welfare, retirement, and wellness) program administration and new program implementations. Monitors eligibility, limitations, and restrictions of plan participants and ensures compliance with both plan provisions and government requirements.

  3. Perform data compilation and analysis necessary to complete monthly premium billings and payments, vendor data requests, government compliance activities (ACA, Non-Discrimination Testing, 5500s, audits, etc.), Open Enrollment, employee mailings, and updating reports for management.

  4. Perform retirement plan administrative activities including, but not limited to: processing 401(k) deferral and loan changes, facilitating hardship withdrawals, in-service requests, and residential loan requests.

  5. Work closely with carrier accounting representatives, Finance, and Payroll to research and resolve benefit-payment discrepancies. Monitors benefit payment arrears, LOA benefit payments and issues notices to employees.

  6. Responsible for the administration of COBRA compliance. Monitors enrollment, applies subsidies and coordinates the Open Enrollment process for COBRA participants.

  7. Act as the Fire Department liaison in relation to health and welfare benefits (i.e., education, addressing sensitive issues, responding to information requests).

  8. Perform other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources or related field required.
  • Minimum of (3) three years' experience with benefits administration required.
  • Equivalent combination of education and progressive, relevant and direct experience may be considered in lieu of minimum educational/experience requirements indicated above.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all aspects of benefit plan administration, policies and procedures best practices, and the ability to effectively interpret, apply and communication such information appropriately.
  • Prior experience with benefit compliance activities (i.e., 5500s, 401(k) disclosures, 401(k) audit process, RMDs, annual true-up process) preferred.
  • Prior experience with Workday preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced, complex environment with shifting priorities while executing the benefits strategy.
  • Proficient in utilizing the Microsoft Office suite of products and HRIS systems and software.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.


  • At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
  • A qualified candidate/employee must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the company's insurance carrier.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

As one of the largest private employers in the Inland Empire, San Manuel deeply cares about the future, growth and well-being of its employees. Join our team today!

Keywords: SAN MANUEL INDIAN BINGO & CASINO, Highland , Benefits Analyst (Temp), Other , Highland, California

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