The Salvation Army Eastern Territory has a Full-Time opening for a Benefits Program Manager. This individual will perform professional analytical and managerial work in the employee health, disability and life insurance planning process for The Salvation Army, Eastern Territory. The Benefits Program Manager directs the total process to evaluate, analyze and effect program changes in order to establish, coordinate, and monitor a comprehensive benefits program for all eligible employees of the Territory.
Responsibilites include, but are not limited to:
Plans, develops, recommends, and implements employee health, disability and life insurance benefit programs and policies to meet the changing needs of The Salvation Army and its employees. Takes the lead in directing the planning process, soliciting feedback from the
Commands, analyzing competitiveness through consulting services, market studies, and cost/benefit analysis.
Administers and coordinates with the Human Resources Department the communication of various benefits plans (including group life insurance, health and disability coverage) to effectively produce positive employee relations through good employee understanding and prompt and accurate administrative services. Has primary responsibility for program documentation (plan booklets, cards etc.) and secondary shared responsibility with the HR Department for communication to the commands.
Provides direct oversight to benefit administrators for the administration of these insured and self-insured employee benefit plans. Has responsibility for handling the appeals process through THQ.
Keeps well informed regarding local, state, and federal laws to ensure that all benefit plans comply with such laws and regulations, including E.R.I.S.A., HIPAA, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Informs management of trends and developments in the field of company benefits. Gives advice and counsel regarding current developments in benefits programs.
Performs other job duties as required.
Bachelor's degree and three to five years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. · Good working knowledge of employee benefits claims management practices. · Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation is desirable. · Good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel and standard email applications.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.