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Benefits Spec

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Position Information

Title Benefits Spec
Location 500 7th Ave
Department Human Resources
Position Number 1P9232
Job Description

The Benefits Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day administration of Touro College & University System’s benefits programs. Under the direction of the Benefits Manager and the National Director of Benefits, the Benefits Specialist monitors benefit plans and provides analytical and technical support in the delivery of all benefit plans. The Benefits Specialist provides excellent customer service to our employees.

Job Duties

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the administration of our Benefits Program which includes: medical;dental;vision; flexible spending plans; health savings account; legal; credit union; 403(b) Plans; 457 Plan; life insurance; short and long term disability; long term care; COBRA; wellness.
• Serve as day to day contact for benefit vendors and third-party administrators.
• Ensure excellent customer service to resolve issues as escalated by third party vendors or directly by employees.
• Investigate discrepancies to manage solutions.
• Coordinate and perform transfer of data to vendors for services, premiums and plan administration.
• Document and maintain administrative procedures for benefits processes.
• Administer the processing of monthly billings for payment.
• Assist with benefit plan audits. Prepare, collect and organize data for assessments.
• Survey industry trends. Complete benefits surveys and review information obtained from the results.
• Prepare materials for Orientations, distribute when appropriate and be available at the benefits portion of orientations and open enrollment meetings.
• Provide training and support to other benefits staff throughout our Schools.
• Assist with FMLA and Reasonable Accommodation as needed.
• Assist with Workers Compensation, Life, Short and Long Term Disability as needed.
• Assist with benefits administration system.
• Update employee payroll records for benefit adjustments
• Assists the Benefits Manager and Nation Director of Benefits with special projects as requested.

Required Qualifications

Education, Preparation, and Training
Associates Degree; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
At least 3 years of experience in Benefits Administration for a large, complex organization.
Experience in Higher Education preferred.

Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Superior interpersonal skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Cooperative attitude with team oriented disposition.
Dependable and energetic team player.

Computer Skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
Experienced with HRIS systems and Benefits Administration Systems Knowledge of Banner and SmartBen a plus.
Willingness to learn new software.
Internet research.

Occasional local travel.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands


Special Conditions for Eligibility
EEO Statement

Touro College and University System is committed to providing all persons equal opportunity in education and employment, and to ensuring a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment in compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the New York State Education Law, and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the College to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment and in the administration of College programs, services, activities, and admissions on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

FLSA Exempt
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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00355P
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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