The Benefits Analyst will be responsible for benefit administration activities and serve as the primary benefit resource for Northwest Permanente employees. Using experience and knowledge of benefit/FMLA/OFLA related laws, this position will provide best practice advice and operational improvement recommendations. Daily duties may include benefits administration, implementing and conducting audit procedures, customer service, reconciliation of benefit plan bills, and support management of vendor relationships.
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Northwest Permanente is a self-governed, physician-led, multi-specialty group of 1,500 physicians, surgeons, and clinicians, caring for 630,000 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation's preeminent health care systems, a benchmark for comprehensive, integrated, value-based, and high-quality care.
Major Responsibilities / Essential Functions
Responsible for new hire onboarding associated with benefits orientation
Assist in annual benefit open enrollment process, participating in vendor meetings, internal communications, updating new elections
Monitor compliance of benefit plans and recommend necessary changes: annual filings, file feeds, plan documents, SPDs and other legal notices
Responsible for understanding, interpreting and complying with all state and federal laws related to health and welfare plans
Subject matter expert on employee benefits for internal customers, vendors, auditors, etc.
Administration of all health and welfare plans, fringe benefits, life & disability insurance and Cobra
Responsible for the reconciliation of all benefit accounts
Responsible for reconciling discrepancies and determining solutions to resolve issues
Responsible for benefit related audits
Work collectively with Payroll to ensure the proper deductions are taken for final pay processing
Assist and complete special projects as assigned
Bachelor's degree in HR or related field. Required education may be substituted by additional years of experience
Minimum Work Experience
Five (5) years of benefits administration experience
Proficient with MS Excel
Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
Familiarity with automated file transfers to vendors
Experience with Benefits Administration to include medical and dental plans, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, life, AD&D, short and long-term disability
Knowledge of benefit plan cost drivers and plan designs
Knowledge of various laws such as ERISA, FMLA, OFLA, ACA, etc.
Excellent customer service skills
Extensive knowledge of HRIS systems/benefit tracking systems
Self-motivated and proactive
Certified Benefit Professional (CBP) or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) status
Professional Human Resources (PHR) Certification
Preferred Work Experience and Qualifications
Experience with Ultimate Software
Equal opportunity employer
At Northwest Permanente, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Northwest Permanente believes that equity, inclusion, and diversity among our employees are critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Physician Opportunities in Oregon & Southwest Washington. For more information please visit https://nwpermanente.com/jobs/About Us - Northwest Permanente is the Northwest’s largest physician-led, self-governed multispecialty group. We have opportunities available across the region in Portland, Salem, Oregon, and Longview, Washington. Northwest Permanente physicians practice medicine with a purpose that provides unparalleled opportunities for a meaningful and rewarding career in medicine.