Sr Benefits Analyst
Company: SAN MANUEL INDIAN BINGO & CASINO
Posted on: June 6, 2021
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
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
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
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.
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.
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.
Work closely with H&W and/or Retirement plan consultants to
manage action items and San Manuel deliverables.
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.
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.
Conduct and coordinate benefit education meetings (i.e., NEO,
401(k), Open Enrollment, wellness).
Assist in the development of benefit plan metrics and provide
financial, utilization, status and trend analysis.
- 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
- 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
- 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
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!
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