Senior Benefits Specialist - Executive Programs & Physician Benefits Support
Location: Irving, Texas
Internal Number: 8801100
The Senior Benefits Specialist role provides strategic human resources and enhanced executive/physician benefits support to all designated Executives, Physicians and Clinician Providers throughout CHRISTUS Health ministries. This role is key in delivering innovative concierge services to the exclusive needs of executive, physician and clinician leaders. The scope of this role includes but is not limited to: strategic support of human resources and benefits processes; ensures accurate and timely submission of all documentation; distribution of benefits communication and processes; in depth research of all benefit inquiries and execution of prompt and precise resolutions; accurate interpretation of benefit guidelines; research, analysis, auditing and timely reporting of benefits. Research issues and provide recommendations for resolutions related to all HR/benefits processes (benefits enrollment, leave processes, deferred compensation, retirement plans, relocation, paid-time off, data files, etc.).
Preparation of materials for the initiation of relocation benefits and other specific benefits enrollment. This includes concierge contact with each new hire to ensure information is provided and critical enrollment deadlines are not missed.
Effectively partner with Corporate Benefits, HR Operations, Talent Acquisition, and Talent Management, in order to improve perception and understanding and ensure effective implementation and utilization of executive, physician and clinician benefit plans and policies.
Administer all executive, physician and clinician benefit programs with payroll or third party vendors.
Collaborate with the HRIS team to ensure data integrity and accuracy on all executive, physician & clinician benefit processes, and ensure privacy requirements are met.
Adheres to sense of urgency for prompt responses to all HR / benefit inquiries.
Manages issues between the Benefits Resource Center and designated executive, physician and clinicians to ensure timely, equitable and courteous resolution.
Ensures the accurate processing of all mandatory and voluntary deductions as well as optional individual disability insurance, supplemental executive life insurance, 403b, and 457b deductions.
Demonstrated ability to assimilate myriad plan details and sort through them to optimize benefits for individuals.
Ability to recognize potential risks or problems and suggest various options leading to solutions
Ability to collaborate across functions and across regions
Intermediate to advanced Microsoft skills
Demonstrated ability to grasp and actively process complicated concepts and formulate strategies
Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in human resources
Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in executive employee benefits
Demonstrated strong communication skills with all levels of the organization including physician and senior leadership
Appreciation for and ability to maintain confidentiality, with the highest level of discretion
High level analytical and problem solving capability
Strong information systems knowledge, statistical and research skills
Ability to understand business needs and talent implications of benefit programs
Self-starter with ability to manage multiple tasks and adjust competing priorities quickly and as needed in a dynamic environment
Demonstrated basic knowledge in the areas of COBRA, cafeteria-style benefit plans, family medical leave process, paid-time off, retirement plans, and other applicable laws and regulations affecting employee benefits in tax-exempt organizations and its implications on payroll processes.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.