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Benefits Consultant

Company Name:
The Computer Merchant, Ltd.
Reference # : 14-02077 Title : Benefits Consultant
Category: Administrative & Clerical
Location : Stamford, CT
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : 5 Years Start Date / End Date : 04/14/2014 / 10/17/2014
Description
Our direct client is a global Fortune 500 company within the Travel and Hospitality Industry who thrives on setting the bar high for competitors. They pride themselves on using the most up-to-date and cutting edge technologies as well as making their brands stand out from the rest. They offer a fast-paced, friendly, upbeat environment with never-ending growth potential.
With business casual dress attire, free shuttle service from public transportation locations, a diverse atmosphere, and a constant drive for improvement, does this seem like the place for you?
See if you're a Fit! - Client Requirements:
Support Director, NA Benefits by managing day to day activities relating to health & welfare and 401(k) benefits. Use strong understanding of regulations to take actions based on changes to Health Care Reform and manage reporting and communications on updates/changes to regulation. Liaison for payroll, external vendors, external consultants, finance, labor relations, and communication team for issue resolution.
25% - Manage the day to day administration of the health & welfare plans. Identify solutions for issues with Payroll, Finance and vendors with assistance from NA Benefits leadership when necessary. Independently provide support to partners regarding participant issues and maintain communication with DHRs for any questions/concerns they may have regarding their associates' benefits throughout the year. Support team on health & welfare projects and system testing.
30% - Manage interactions and be the main point of contact with state based Health Exchanges. Liaison for local property inquiries pertaining to eligibility issues stemming from PPACA; quality assurance; general coordination activities. Ensure compliance with full-time eligibility rules; respond to inquiries pertaining to health care reform from Regional and Local HR. Manage required reporting from payroll and finance (e.g., W-2 Quality of Care Reporting, health insurance coverage, patient centered outcomes research fee, etc.) and payment of taxes and penalties.
20% - Manage activities relating to Clients, SMMs, SPD updates, disclosures and other required notices. Work with internal communication team to be sure messages are compliant. Keep SW global benefits team up-to-date on new regulations, guidance and changes to existing law. Point of contact for external consulting firm on new regulations, guidance and changes to existing law.
15% - Provide support for 401(k) plan projects, including periodic review of vendor processes, and assist with associate issue resolution.
10% - Support bargaining activity to ensure union health plans and administrative practices remain compliant with PPACA. Liaison for Union groups SW is responsible for.
Requirements College Degree Course of Study:
o Account, Finance, Economics, Business Administration
o 5-7 years of experiencing administering health & welfare and 401(k) plans In-depth knowledge of relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations and administrative best practices.
o Strong health care technical skills.
o Knowledge of SAP Excellent ability to prioritize and manage projects, strong problem solving skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills.
o Detail-oriented with the ability to manage a wide variety of complex tasks and to work independently.
o Collaborative approach to working with internal and external vendors.
o Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs. Advanced skills in Excel, Access and reporting systems.
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If this position has captured your interest and you are excited to learn more -Please apply now and the appropriate TCML Recruiter will be sure to reach out to you soon!

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