University of Utah Health Care

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Benefits Associate

Benefits Associate

Requisition Number 
26735
Reg/Temp 
Regular
Employment Type 
Full-Time
Shift 
Day
Work Schedule 
8-5
Location Name 
Dan Jones Building
Patient Care? 
No
City 
Salt Lake City
State 
UT
Department 
UUH ISC 05A HUMAN RESOURCES
Category 
Human Resources

More information about this job

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

 

The Benefits Administrator is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operation of the benefit programs (group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, travel and accident plan, flexible spending plan, both employer and employee related retirement plan(s)). Provides excellent customer service and quality benefits administration plans.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates benefits eligibility, enrollments and plan design changes with internal systems and external carrier systems.
  • Provides timely response to requests and questions regarding benefits, escalating complex issues to the Benefits Analyst. Cross functional ability to fill in for Benefits Analyst. Prepares statistical data for premiums, claims, and costs by interfacing with external and internal resources.
  • Ensure all monthly invoices for provider premiums and weekly wire requests from providers are completed in coordination with Health and Welfare plans, accounting and outsource vendor.
  • Processes life insurance and Long Term Disability (LTD) claims and documentation for employees and dependents.
  • Administers other benefit and employer status change events for processing.
  • Coordinates various projects and ensure that assignments are completed.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Must be detail oriented and provide prompt and accurate administration.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong MS Office Skills to include Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, finance or related field or equivalency.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Two to five years experience in benefits administration and understanding of Health and Welfare plans. Retirement plan knowledge, experience and training preferred. Processing LTD claims and data reporting, and PeopleSoft experience a plus.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.  We are University of Utah Health. healthcare.utah.edu

Physical Requirements

Listening, Sitting, Speaking, Walking