Benefits, Compensation, Compensation-Executive, Total Rewards
4 Year Degree
Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH) is a not-for-profit community healthcare facility certified for 94 beds. Its core programs in emergency medicine, acute care, hospitalist medicine, and critical care are supplemented by outpatient health services in surrounding communities and by specialist care in over 25 different specialties, including a robust orthopedic surgery and sports medicine program and the Center for Cancer Care.
CPH operates in affiliation with Gouverneur Hospital in Gouverneur, NY, and with Massena Hospital in Massena, NY, under the umbrella of the St. Lawrence Health System. The mission of the St. Lawrence Health System is to improve health, expand access, and lower costs through coordination and integration of services. With assistance from the New York State Doctors Across New York Program, and with oversight from Michael Maresca, Chief Medical Officer, CPH has more than doubled the size of its exceptionally talented medical staff to serve the needs of our rural region. Including Level III Trauma Care and a Critical Care Unit also available at CPH.
We are proud to partner with Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton, and SUNY Potsdam to prepare the healthcare workforce of tomorrow.
Responsible for accurate and timely administration and delivery of the company’s compensation and employee benefits plans and programs. Provides guidance to employees regarding benefit policies and procedures. Resolves benefits escalations from employees and management; and provides guidance to members of the Human Resources department, management, and general employee population regarding benefit policies and procedures. Assists in fulfillment of regulatory requirements to ensure compliance. Responsible for gathering and analyzing data and trends, managing vendor contracts, and ensuring compensation, benefit plans, and HR practices are compliant with laws and regulations.
Oversees the administration of benefit programs including, but not limited to: self-funded medical, prescription, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, COBRA disability, life insurance, AD&D, voluntary benefits, tuition benefits, retirement plans while maintaining an in-depth understating of all benefit programs and eligibility requirements.
Serves as a benefits subject matter expert and communicates effectively with employees, all Human Resources functional areas, and leadership across SLHS.
Leads by providing excellent customer service to all including employees, management, vendors in answering benefit/policy questions and assisting with problem resolution. Follows through on all questions/problems until satisfactory completion is assured.
Monitors benefit practices from a legal perspective to ensure compliance with various laws and regulations such as ACA, COBRA, DOL, ERISA, HIPAA, IRS, Section 125, etc. Notifies management of patterns that may be in question.
Participates in annual non-discrimination testing, Form 5500 filing, and other legally required reporting.
Manages audits, researches, and corrects employee benefits data between HRM, Payroll, and vendor databases to ensure accuracy and integrity to resolve issues.
Manages changes in HRM affecting employee's benefits and amends employee records as necessary.
A key leader in the planning and execution of the Open Enrollment process including participating in client group meetings, answering employee questions, reviewing employee communications, and testing the online enrollment system.
Participates in benefits surveys when requested to collect competitive benefit information. Analyzes results and makes benefit recommendations to leadership.
Reviews and recommends process improvements and ways to streamline benefit processes.
Works with senior leadership to ensure that the compensation philosophy and administrative guidelines to drive and support SLHS’ business objectives to reach desired results by aligning the job bank/job leveling and the establishment of associated programs.
Conduct a thorough analysis of market values, affordability, and internal equity factors to make grade recommendations, relying on inference as well as concrete resource materials.
Monitor compensation practices from a legal standpoint to ensure compliance with various laws and regulations. Notify management of patterns that appear to violate such laws and regulations.
Develop and own competitive intelligence to support recruitment and retention efforts.
Develops key compensation operating objectives and deploys action plans and strategies throughout SLHS to achieve these objectives
Communicates SLHS' compensation philosophy and administrative guidelines to individuals, groups, and departments on an ongoing basis. Provides for an environment of transparency in the compensation arena throughout SLHS thereby fostering open lines of communications and ideas.
Conducts compensation benchmarking analysis for positions when requested and in accordance with the SLHS salary administrative guidelines.
Execute annual salary planning activities, including participating in salary surveys and compensation programs
Ensure benefit program design, administration, & practices comply with state & federal legislation and regulations, including but not limited to DNV, DOH, DOL, OFCCP, EEOC, NYS, and Federal Statutes and Regulations.
Analyzes, interprets, and communicates any regulatory or standards changes and interprets and communicates any new standards and/or changes in DNV processes.
Is the primary contact for internal and external audits of HR plans, policies, and procedures.
Distribute mandated employee and participant notices and communications.
Prepare and file federally required documents and submit benefit taxes and payments.
Act as the primary contact for federal and state inquiries, levies, and audits relating to HR functions.
Responsible for legal and regulatory compliance of all HR documents and files.
5 - 8 Years of Related Experience
Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field
Experience with Work Day HRIS
Internal Number: 2021-7239
About St. Lawrence Health System
St. Lawrence Health System (SLHS) was established in December 2013 with the mission to improve health and to expand access through coordination and integration of services. The largest employer in St. Lawrence County, with 1,950 employees, St. Lawrence Health System has 195 full-time medical staff members and an estimated annual net operating revenue of $300 million.
SLHS became an affiliation of Rochester Regional Health (RRH) in January 2021. RRH is an internationally recognized integrated health services organization, and its industry distinctions include year-after-year Healthgrades awards, America’s 50 Best Hospitals™, multiple Magnet® Awards for nursing excellence, and the greatest number of Beacon Awards for Excellence of any hospital system in the nation.
Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH) is a not-for-profit community healthcare facility certified for 94 beds. Its core programs include emergency medicine, acute care, hospitalist medicine, critical care, and a Level III Trauma Center. It offers specialist care in over 25 different specialties, including a robust orthopedic surgery and sports medicine program, the Center for Cancer Care.
Gouverneur Hospital (GH) is a not...-for-profit critical access hospital founded in 2013 that is certified for 25 beds. "Critical access" is a federal designation that is available only to hospitals located in remote, rural regions, enabling these hospitals to be reimbursed at a higher rate because of the challenges they face in providing care in high-need areas.
Massena Hospital (MH) is an acute care, 25-bed hospital providing inpatient medical, surgical, labor and delivery, and pediatric services in addition to emergency care.