Benefits Specialist

Job Locations US-CO-Broomfield
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/10/2020 10:12 AM)
# of Openings
Human Resources


The Benefits Specialist is responsible for managing the company’s Self-Funded medical, dental and vision plans.  The Specialist will administer and audit the company’s benefit plans to ensure compliance with all company policies, as well as state and federal laws. The Specialist will make recommendations for changes and provide assistance and subject matter expertise on all employee benefit programs, process, policies, vendors and other related matters, as well as serving as a resource to HR Business Partners for all benefit related inquiries.


  • Responsible for managing the daily activities of the self-funded benefit plans and the HRIS benefits management system for the Company.
  • Stays abreast of government regulations, benefit program trends, and prevailing practices among similar organizations.
  • Accountable for ensuring compliance including 5500s, SPDs, FLSA, ADA, ERISA, ACA, FMLA, etc.
  • Participates with benefit consultants/brokers and CHRO in evaluation of services, coverage, premiums, plan administration, and options to determine programs to meet needs of organization.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of written and electronic materials and documents for benefit programs, including annual enrollment and new employee orientation.
  • Manages annual benefit open enrollment process, including the coordination of employee/spouse meetings and/or information sessions, drafting and sending employee communications, answers questions or inquiries, and transmits enrollment data to vendors or administrators.
  • Prepares and communicates information to current and former employees regarding benefit programs, procedures, changes, enrollments, and government-mandated disclosures.
  • Answers employee benefit questions and resolves problems.
  • Manages company Family Medical Leave Act leave of absence program.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Solution-oriented individual
  • Advanced knowledge of benefits design and administration as well as related laws and mandates.
  • Experience working with HRIS and electronic data interchange files
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking and management skills
  • Strong analytical thinking skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Process and continuous improvement orientation
  • Ability to foster teamwork
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office applications including Word and PowerPoint.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Excel


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study, or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years of benefits-related experience with self-funded plans required
  • Work in construction industry preferred
  • Work in high volume/turnover non-exempt environment preferred 


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