Location: Akron, Ohio
About Akron Children's Hospital
Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
- To treat every child as we would our own
- To treat others as they would like to be treated
- To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
Monday-Friday, day hours, could be required to come onsite 2x week per business needs.
The Senior Benefits Specialist is responsible for the daily administration of the individual discipline, including areas of health & welfare programs, and/or leaves of absence.
- Administers disability and leave of absence programs - short term disability, long term disability, workers' compensation, FMLA and all other types of leaves - including the payments related to such programs.
- Reviews vendor disability reporting, ensuring appropriate approvals are sent to Payroll for processing timely and accurate disability payments in accordance with pay periods.
- Administers health and welfare benefits and other programs as assigned.
- Seeks opportunities for continuous improvement, building efficiencies and enhancing the overall employee benefits experience.
- Assists Akron Children's team members with benefits-related inquiries, including education on benefits programs.
- Works directly with benefit partners to resolve concerns, ensure excellent service is provided and to update or enhance programs, as needed.
- Coordinates with Employee Health, and other internal partners as needed, to resolve benefits-related matters and to support employees.
- Participates in planning for and executing annual open enrollment activities, new hire enrollments and qualified status changes.
- Prepares and delivers presentations related to new hire benefits onboarding and other benefits programs as needed.
- Ensures the integrity of benefits data for accurate and timely vendor files.
- Updates policies and Summary Plan Descriptions to ensure benefits programs are administered in compliance with plan provisions.
- Recommends and develops benefits communications. Assists with internal and external audits of benefit plans, ensuring legal and operational benefit plan compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, regulatory agencies and other governing bodies.
- Assists with the creation, review, and execution of benefits contracts, business associate agreements, and other agreements to ensure legal compliance and minimization of legal and financial risk to the hospital.
- Experience in administering employee benefit programs including disability and leave is required.
- Experience in employee benefit plan compliance is required.
- Experience working with all levels within an organization is preferred.
- Experience in healthcare is preferred.
- Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.
Education and Experience
- Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field is required.
- Certification: Certified Employee Benefits Specialist [CEBS] is preferred.
- Years of experience: 5 to 7 years is required.
- Years of experience supervising: None.
Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
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