By Valeraine Legoff. Resume. Published at Saturday, August 17th, 2019 - 07:22:01 AM.
Plan administrator for 401(k) plans, pension plans, and health and welfare benefits. Processed estimates and commencements of pension plans. Processed withdrawals, loans, and distributions for 401(k) plans. Followed up on any outstanding issues to ensure they were resolved. Applied and communicated conceptual elements of health benefits, defined benefits and defined contributions to participants. Benefits Administrator, Responded to; inquiries from employees, retirees, carriers, physicians, and attorneys for benefits coverage, eligibility, claim procedures, as well as fund regulations and specifics. Maintained, annual enrollment and demographic information for members and their dependents. Consulted with, retirees in person or by phone to review the process of continuing benefits after retirement. Assisted employees with filing health, dental, and prescription claims for reimbursement. Processed New Hire packages and QMSO cases. Conducted follow up on Subrogation cases. Acted as office receptionist, greeting vendors, member, and clients; handled deliveries.
Coordinated medical, dental, and life insurance company invoicing; acted as liaison between employees and associated vendors. Processed new employment and terminations while administering COBRA, worker’s compensation claims, and first aid billing. Assisted with research and implementation of insurance carrier change. Administer eligibility of health and welfare benefits for United Airlines and Century Link. Researched and created tools to provide fellow colleges quick reference materials to assist their customers and clients. Played key role in the implementation of merging United Airlines and Continental Airlines Benefits (2012). Assist participants with their Pension and 401 (k).
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.
Processed benefit enrollment forms and maintained databases for all members and dependents of more than 20 school districts in Southern California. Cultivated relationships with benefit administrators from each school district to ensure all needs were met and all issues resolved in a timely manner. Educated members about various benefit plans available to them and guided them through our online open enrollment process. Responsible for vendor premium payments, administering Puerto Rico and Hawaii benefits plans, maintaining data integrity of SAP interface transmissions to vendor, providing customer service to associates. Oversaw administration of benefits plans in Puerto Rico and Hawaii including premium payments, open enrollment materials, website creation and COBRA. Involved in quarterly testing of SAP updates, Liaison between benefits and IT to identify programming defects and communicate defects. Back up to Benefits Admin 3 in the following areas: 401(k) funding and customer service, Canada benefits plans/leaves of absence/RRSP. Assisted LOA team with STD cases Budget responsibility of $2.5 million/mo. Responsible for processing qualified medical support orders.
Coordinated leaves of absence and workers compensation. Worked closely with UNUM and CHUB group insurance to assist in determining the approval for team members. Managed salary approval process. Communicated and interpreted policies and procedures to determine the employees needs such as workers compensation and short term disability. Coordinated and monitored each pay period ensuring the employees were paid correctly. Pay issues were resolved by the next pay period crating less stress for the employee while they were home sick. Communicated to mangers FMLA procedures, and submitted hours to payroll for employees returning to work in a timely manner. Advised managers of temporary staffing opportunities, resulting in a more efficient work flow and less stress for the manager. Communicated other avenues that are available to employees to help with issue at home or at work which helped the employee balance their home and work life.
Human Resources Benefits Administrator, Coordinated and managed all aspects of employee benefits for approximately 265 employees. Coordinated and managed all aspects of annual open enrollments for all benefits such as medical, flexible spending (medical/dependent care) profit sharing plans and stock purchase plans. Managed all aspects of employee Family Medical Leave. Conducted investigations of alternative fringe benefit plans. Acted as liaison between insurance companies and employees. Assisted in consolidation 2 companies benefit plans.
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