Benefits Specialist

Contract TypeContract/Temp to Hire

Job LocationPortland, Oregon

LHH Staffing is seeking a Benefits Specialist to join one of Portland's largest Architect company's team! Helping build some of Portland's beautiful buildings such as World Trade Center Portland Plaza, McEvoy and Dupont Apartments and the renovation at Provident Academy you will be working for a company that is making an impact on the local community.

?In this role you will be focusing on Benefits and Compensation. Having open enrollment experiences is a must along with benefits setup within HRIS. Some exposure to Compensation is required as well.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Coordinates and administers medical, dental, vision, cobra, disability, life insurance, and 401(k) programs to

effectively support employees and to ensure benefits are properly administered.

2. Advises and informs employees of changes related to benefits including eligibility, coverage, and provisions.

3. Updates HRIS and benefit systems with new enrollments and changes.

4. Facilitates accurate and timely delivery of employer contributions and employee payroll deductions to carriers,

plan administrators, or other appropriate service providers.

5. Assist with administering company’s wellness program and incentives which may include the coordination of

employee events (Flu Shot Clinics, etc.)

6. Participates in the Open Enrollment process.

7. Interprets and advises employees on benefit changes that impact coverage.

8. Compiles compensation data for various salary survey participation.

9. Prepares all salary reviews including merit increases, off-cycle adjustments, and promotions.

10. Audits pay and salary information for accuracy.

11. Generates HRIS reports on compensation trends by studio/department.

12. Support the continuous development and implementation of compensation policies, best practices, and process

improvements – level of responsibility.

13. Ensures all employee benefit plan information is current and accessible.

14. Ensures timely completion of annual compliance testing and reporting 5500.

15. Assist the HR Director in ensuring benefits plan administration complies to applicable laws (e.g. HIPAA, ERISA).

16. Completes records, reporting, and other documentation required by federal, state, and provider rules, regulations,

and policies.

17. May participate in identifying and selecting carriers and plans based on quotes, available benefits, and prior

experience.

18. Assists with maintenance and tracking all appropriate documentation for compensation and benefits compliance

reporting.

19. Assists in administering leave of absences, ensuring compliance with state and federal laws.

20. Assists in developing and conducting employee communication and education programs.

21. Maintains knowledge of trends, developments, and best practices in compensation and benefits administration.

Background:

  • 3+ years experience in benefits
  • Exposure to compensation
  • Knowledge of open enrollment
  • Benefits setup within HRIS
  • Proficient within Excel (VLOOKUP's & Pivot tables)
  • Strong communication
  • Details:

  • Full time, M-F, 40 hour work week
  • Hybrid, downtown Portland, OR location. 2 days onsite, 3 days remote
  • $75,000 - 85,000
  • Full benefits
  • PTO, 401k + Match
  • Parking reimbursement
  • and more!
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

    To read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to https://www.lhh.com/us/en/candidate-privacy

    The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

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    Benefits Specialist

    LHH

    7 days ago

    Contract Type

    Contract/Temp to Hire

    Job Location

    Portland, Oregon

    LHH Staffing is seeking a Benefits Specialist to join one of Portland's largest Architect company's team! Helping build some of Portland's beautiful buildings such as World Trade Center Portland Plaza, McEvoy and Dupont Apartments and the renovation at Provident Academy you will be working for a company that is making an impact on the local community.

    ?In this role you will be focusing on Benefits and Compensation. Having open enrollment experiences is a must along with benefits setup within HRIS. Some exposure to Compensation is required as well.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Coordinates and administers medical, dental, vision, cobra, disability, life insurance, and 401(k) programs to

    effectively support employees and to ensure benefits are properly administered.

    2. Advises and informs employees of changes related to benefits including eligibility, coverage, and provisions.

    3. Updates HRIS and benefit systems with new enrollments and changes.

    4. Facilitates accurate and timely delivery of employer contributions and employee payroll deductions to carriers,

    plan administrators, or other appropriate service providers.

    5. Assist with administering company’s wellness program and incentives which may include the coordination of

    employee events (Flu Shot Clinics, etc.)

    6. Participates in the Open Enrollment process.

    7. Interprets and advises employees on benefit changes that impact coverage.

    8. Compiles compensation data for various salary survey participation.

    9. Prepares all salary reviews including merit increases, off-cycle adjustments, and promotions.

    10. Audits pay and salary information for accuracy.

    11. Generates HRIS reports on compensation trends by studio/department.

    12. Support the continuous development and implementation of compensation policies, best practices, and process

    improvements – level of responsibility.

    13. Ensures all employee benefit plan information is current and accessible.

    14. Ensures timely completion of annual compliance testing and reporting 5500.

    15. Assist the HR Director in ensuring benefits plan administration complies to applicable laws (e.g. HIPAA, ERISA).

    16. Completes records, reporting, and other documentation required by federal, state, and provider rules, regulations,

    and policies.

    17. May participate in identifying and selecting carriers and plans based on quotes, available benefits, and prior

    experience.

    18. Assists with maintenance and tracking all appropriate documentation for compensation and benefits compliance

    reporting.

    19. Assists in administering leave of absences, ensuring compliance with state and federal laws.

    20. Assists in developing and conducting employee communication and education programs.

    21. Maintains knowledge of trends, developments, and best practices in compensation and benefits administration.

    Background:

  • 3+ years experience in benefits
  • Exposure to compensation
  • Knowledge of open enrollment
  • Benefits setup within HRIS
  • Proficient within Excel (VLOOKUP's & Pivot tables)
  • Strong communication
  • Details:

  • Full time, M-F, 40 hour work week
  • Hybrid, downtown Portland, OR location. 2 days onsite, 3 days remote
  • $75,000 - 85,000
  • Full benefits
  • PTO, 401k + Match
  • Parking reimbursement
  • and more!
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

    To read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to https://www.lhh.com/us/en/candidate-privacy

    The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

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