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White Plains Hospital Benefits Analyst in WHITE PLAINS, New York

White Plains Hospital Job Description

Title: Benefits Analyst

Job Code: 700144

Department/Location: Wellness Resource/Offsite

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to:Director, Disability Services & Employee

Wellness; Benefits Manager

Position Summary

The Benefits Analyst provides clerical support as it relates to the administration of White Plains Hospital's benefits

program including, but not limited to, providing information to hospital employees regarding benefit programs and assists

the Director, Disability Services & Employee Wellness and Benefits Manager by preparing various materials as it relates

to benefits administration and leave management.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the following:

  1. Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors.

  2. Reconciles premium statements, prepares invoices and check requests as required for accurate and timely

payment, and periodically audits enrollment for accuracy. Assists with budget process.

  1. Maintains records and performs a variety of other related clerical, accounting, data entry, and other recordkeeping

duties.

  1. Ensures plan compliance for all transactions. Works closely with Benefits Manager to plan and execute annual

Open Enrollment process.

  1. Administers COBRA and maintains enrollment records for retirees and COBRA participants.

  2. Determines eligibility for and enrolls and un enrolls employees in all benefit plans and programs as required by

various events including start and end of employment, eligibility changes, leave of absence and qualified life

status changes. Ensures plan compliance for all transactions.

  1. Responds to various requests for benefit information.

  2. Gathers and compiles data from different sources and enters information into database.

  3. Assists employees with completing the benefit enrollment process.

  4. Completes benefits-related projects as assigned.

  5. Assembles new hire packets.

  6. Orders insurance books and materials.

  7. Covers front desk as needed.

  8. Performs related duties as needed.

  9. Working knowledge of the WPH Employee Benefits being offered to all White Plains Hospital employees

  10. Work collaboratively with all levels of the organization/personnel

  11. Coordinate benefit administration with internal and external business partners including payroll, finance, vendors,

consultants and auditors.

  1. Serve as the liaison between employees and third-party administrators and vendors for issue resolution.

  2. Point of contact for external parties associated with Absence Management and Workers Compensation

  3. Assist with coordination and placement of early return to work program

  4. Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

1-3 years' experience in Human Resources field, payroll, and benefits knowledge preferred. Computer skills required with

proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Knowledge in the use of

general office equipment required.

Core Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills

  • Exercises time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities at the same time

  • Ability to use good judgment and has sound decision making skills

  • Team player and willing to go above and beyond to get the job done

  • Maintains confidentiality and uses discretion at all times

Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment

  • May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed

to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital's Intranet site

(Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.

  • The position operates in a professional office environment. The role routinely uses standard office equipment

such as phones, computers, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines located at multiple locations within the

building.

  • Ability to constantly greet and direct staff, visitors and callers.

  • Ability to remain stationary for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to move about the office frequently.

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