By Karoly Guillou. Resume. Published at Friday, September 13th, 2019 - 06:27:08 AM.
Administered benefits for seven thousand staff and billable employees of company. Extracted info from specialized reports via Excel and ADP systems to prep carrier payments. Assisted participants with enrollment, benefit, and payroll deduction related questions as needed via phone and/or email. Retrieved from and/or sent info to multiple carriers regarding enrollment for benefits. Developed, maintained, and updated procedures for reports processing and other activity.
Coordinated and administered the company’s benefits program which included health and dental insurance, life and disability, and 401K plans for approximately 1,200 employees. Liaison with insurance brokers to bid out plans annually and make changes that meet the company’s and employees’ needs. Communicated all benefit plans at new hire orientation meetings, annual open enrollment. Visited approximately 40 branches in the state of Florida to educate employees on details of plan. Contact for employee grievances and vendor communication. Maintained all employee and vendor records on file and updated financial system (Great Plains) accordingly. Reconciled, approved and coded all benefits-related invoices for payments and general ledger postings. Assisted in the preparation of Form 5500 related to 401k and health insurance plans. Assisted with year-end benefits audit.
Assisted in the implementation of global offshore team and new defined benefit clients. Processed and reviewed retirement calculation paperwork in addition to providing training for customer service representatives and case management. Performed trustee processing of new retiree payments, change of address and death processing. Prepared confirmation letters, reissue pension checks, and input Medicare cases. Researched retiree pension files and provide verification of pension for retirees. Revised pension information as needed and reconciles annual pension payments. Create documentation for the global offshore team to follow and complete daily processes.
Administered and explained benefits to more than 1,100 employees; served as liaison between employees and insurance carriers to resolve issues or concerns regarding plan administration. Directly involved in the selection process of insurance plans to keep competitive and offer the best plans to employees. Responsible for EAP, FML and COBRA administration. Processed and maintained billing invoices for all benefits, including medical, dental, life, EAP, STD, LTD and all optional plans. Processed life and disability insurance claims; communicated with insurance company and beneficiaries. Responsible for employee medical files with regard to FML, Disability and Life Insurance. Administered Profit Sharing and Pension plans; distributed annual statements for both. Coordinated benefits orientation for new employees, and processed all enrollments, changes and terminations. Assisted with employee recognition programs.
Senior Benefits Administrator, Educated colleagues during New Employee Orientation on Health and Welfare benefits. Administered and communicated colleague benefits which include major Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD and 401K. Participated in implementation of company wide initiative which focused on colleague health self-improvement (Anticipated Annual Colleague enrollment was 30%; Actual enrollment: 70%). Provided benefit training/assistance to 25 field HR Directors and Program Directors. Analyzed benefit data and identified trends pertaining to colleague inquiries and/or concerns. Collected, logged and resolved data issues to increase efficiency and offer training opportunities. Participated with integrations of multiple benefit programs following mergers and acquisitions.
Facilitated retirement processes for 9000+ members throughout the Southern California and Southern Nevada areas. Educated members regarding procedures and offered post-retirement job counseling. Collaborated with Central Pension Fund office in Washington, D.C., to coordinate pension benefits nationwide. Resolved health and benefits issues by effectively liaising with vendors. Expedited resolution of pension issues by building and leveraging a strong business relationships with the Central Pension Fund’s office in Washington, D.C. Identified and corrected errors in premium payment system to ensure health insurance coverage for members. Eased process for next of kin of deceased members seeking information regarding death benefits and life insurance.
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