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Sr Benefits Analyst

Location: Highland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

As an innovative Senior Benefits Analyst for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (SMBMI), this role is a key contributing member to the success of the benefits and wellness strategy by supporting the growth and development of a strong benefits plan. Working closely with the Compensation & Benefits Operations Manager, the Senior Benefits Analyst will be instrumental in the execution of benefits initiatives and programs aligned to meet the objectives of the enterprise.

Working in a fast paced, customer service focused Human Resources (HR) department, the Senior Benefits Analyst serves as the subject matter expert in the administration of all benefits programs and contributes to the benefits and wellness strategy through implementation of new benefits initiatives, analyses of benefit market trends and competitiveness. Additionally, this role will participate in training and communication of benefits programs, assist with the evaluation of policies, guidelines and legal compliance of benefit related programs. Acting as an internal consultant and point of contact to employees regarding escalated benefits eligibility, coverage and other benefits related matters, the Senior Benefits Analyst will ensure the highest level of customer service is delivered to all employees, vendors and plan participants.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Oversee 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. Resolves elevated and sensitive benefit issues and works closely with HR partners, as may be needed, to obtain resolution.

  2. Perform benefit compliance activities related to carrier policies, annual reporting and required plan disclosures. Establish audit cadence and activities to ensure internal administration and operational processes are compliant with the plan document.

  3. Actively participates in the annual plan renewal and leads the Open Enrollment process including implementing new/updated plans and developing communications, coordinating benefit fairs and/or educational meetings; partner with benefits broker, carriers and internal partners as needed.

  4. Work closely with H&W and/or Retirement plan consultants to manage action items and San Manuel deliverables.

  5. Maintain an "expert" level understanding of benefit plans, innovative trends and best practices, program offerings and regulatory requirements (i.e., ERISA, PPACA, HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA, ACA, and section 125). Propose changes in policies, practices and/or communications accordingly.

  6. Assist in developing and implementing employee benefit communications. Ensures the accuracy and relevance of all benefit-related communications in printed and electronic copy, as well as ensuring that all benefit materials on the Employee Self-Service website are current and up-to-date.

  7. Conduct and coordinate benefit education meetings (i.e., NEO, 401(k), Open Enrollment, wellness).

  8. Assist in the development of benefit plan metrics and provide financial, utilization, status and trend analysis.

  9. 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 (5) five years' experience with increasing responsibilities in 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 and in-depth 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) required.
  • Prior experience with Workday is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in HCM implementations related to automated benefits administration including benefit rule configuration, testing, integrations, benefit workflow and data processes preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced, complex environment with shifting priorities while executing the benefits strategy.
  • Highly proficient in utilizing the Microsoft Office suite of products and HRIS systems and software.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to consult and present with HR colleagues, Sr. Executives and Business Unit Leaders/ Managers.
  • Strong understanding of project management techniques with the ability to manage multiple priorities, tasks and projects simultaneously.


  • 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.
  • Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) or Certified Employee Benefits Specialist certification preferred.
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred.

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 , Sr Benefits Analyst, Other , Highland, California

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