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Benefits Specialist

Company: Noo-Kayet Development Corporation
Location: Kingston
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

We are hiring a Benefits Specialist that will work onsite answering employee questions, resolving issues, ensuring employees are added and removed on our benefit plans within eligibility timeframes. As the owner of the benefits data, this position processes and reconciles the benefit billings, and ensures timeliness and accuracy of benefits administration. Other important duties for this role include our Workers' Compensation program and Leave of Absence program. This position collaborates and partners the overall HR Team, Accounting, and Payroll. The successful candidate loves the details involved with administering benefits, they understand the laws impacting benefits and how to remain in compliance. They are able to work and thrive in a busy office environment with the ability to work with the distractions of people coming, going, and talking around their workstations. They successfully manage the balance between focused work time and availability to help employees and their HR Team members. They will be organized, have excellent writing skills, are a systems thinker with a love of working with employee data ensuring accuracy and consistency. Many of our people's jobs are in the service industry and your internal customer service must mirror what your internal customers strive for everyday! ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Analyzes benefit programs, coordinates annual renewal process, and recommends changes. Serves as a liaison between benefit carriers and employees. Understands and applies benefit laws for retirement plans COBRA, HIPAA, OSHA, and other regulated benefits. Answers employee emails, calls, and walk-ins in a responsive, empathetic, and professional manner. Processes benefit applications, new hires, changes and transfers. Assesses and determines benefit eligibility, assigns effective dates for benefits, communicates status of changes with employees. Reviews employee status changes affecting benefit eligibility. Conducts regular audits of benefit enrollments, changes, & terminations. Administers leave of absence program. Ensures documentation is given, received, and stored in accordance with company policies and applicable laws. Administers workers' compensation program. Ensures documentation is given, received, and stored in accordance with company policies and applicable laws. Keeps apprised of developments in the Human Resources field and keeps management informed of applicable changes in employment laws and trends. Monitors legal compliance in record keeping for the Human Resources Information System, personnel files, required posters, workers' compensation, EEO, state unemployment benefits, DSHS orders, OSHA, employee safety, etc. May act as liaison with managers and employees on issues and resolutions. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Degree in Human Resources or related field, and at least three years human resources or equivalent experience. Training experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required to successfully perform the job. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Intermediate Word and advanced Excel experience is strongly preferred. HRIS and budget experience preferred. This position requires the individual to perform work independently and as a team member within the HR department. Substantial analysis is required to determine the appropriate decision regarding various situations. Ability to obtain Gaming License. Valid Washington State driver's license.

Keywords: Noo-Kayet Development Corporation, Seattle , Benefits Specialist, Other , Kingston, Washington

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