By Raissa Moreau. Resume. Published at Saturday, August 17th, 2019 - 06:45:42 AM.
Researched and provide answers to intermediate questions from client base to mitigate risk and eliminate errors. Researched and resolved benefit issues while maintaining a teamwork environment. Worked with other departments to develop administrative and business procedures to incorporate changes and requirements to benefits, also communicated changes to all employees, excellent customer service skills. Maintained all benefit and employee data in multiple corporate databases for over 3,500 benefited employees. Managed all aspects of leave of absence, FMLA and CFRA.
Administer employee health benefits to employees over the phone for online enrollment through call center methods. Process benefit enrollments during open enrollment and throughout the year (life event changes). Verify coverage and maintain eligibility files ensuring proper notification is made between employer/employee and benefit plan vendors (interface). Complete carrier bill preparation and reconciliation; handle billing and remittance questions, investigation, and resolution. Enroll employees into pres elected Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, FSA, 401K, Life, Prescriptions, STD/LTD for over 200 companies, through the Cloud portal while utilizing HRP web system for carrier feeds to be transmitted to vendors for processing. Review and prepare benefits adjustments of premiums to transmit to payroll for accurate deductions. Perform benefits audits, monthly to ensure proper elections and deductions are set in place within system.
Responsible for Benefits Administration for over 300 employees within four U.S. locations. Interacts with and advises employees on a range of individual benefits to include 401(k), health/dental insurance, COBRA eligibility, flexible spending accounts, FMLA and other associated benefits. Coordinates implementation of annual open enrollment programs for employees and assists with benefit negotiations with all vendors. Reviews and processes individual benefits applications and related documentation. Implemented Wellness Program within the firm which became the first law firm in RI to participate in the Governor’s Wellness Program, winning numerous awards. Introduced Employee Assistance Program and College Bound Fund Program. Processes and submits Affirmative Action Plan and EEO Report.
Responsible for administering a case load of 35 401(k) retirement plans. Developed and maintained an ongoing relationship with clients through strategic client contacts. Ensured record-keeping is completed accurately and timely. Resolved processing issues and keep clients informed of progress towards resolution. Reported to the Director of Daily Valuations. Prepared quarterly/annual valuations, including calculations of annual employer contributions. Performed nondiscriminatory and coverage testing. Prepared IRS 5500 forms, Reconciled assets and Trust Accounting. Processed contributions, loans, distributions, hardships and QRDO. Reviewed census, eligibility and vesting determination. Researched client inquiries.
Payroll Specialist and Benefits Administrator, Promoted from Payroll and Benefits Specialist to current position after 2 years. Managed multi-state semi-monthly payrolls for four companies using Paycheck. Coordinated with CFO to implement the transition from one company to a combination of four non-profit and for-profit entities, each with its own payroll and benefits plan. Administered all benefits (Health, Dental, Life, 401(k), 125 Plan, COBRA, FSA, Disability and Unemployment) to ensure consistency and audit-readiness. Liaison between employees and insurance companies to resolve issues. Collaborated with Executive Management to negotiate a new benefits package which resulted in a 5% savings and a 90% employee satisfaction rate.
Risk Associate Ii/benefits Administrator, Assisted in the administration of Open Enrollment, which included educating and assisting employees. Served as the Employee Self Service Administrator for online enrollment instruction and education. Investigated and resolved claims and eligibility issues for members and qualified dependents. Maintained and processed benefit updates as needed for new hires, life status changes and terminations to ensure accurate monthly eligibility file transfers were transmitted to vendors. Performed bi-weekly payroll auditing, managed deferred compensation loans and payoffs. Scheduled employees and retirees for wellness programs and other benefit events.
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