By Valeraine Legoff. Resume. Published at Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 - 05:36:12 AM.
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).
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.
Systems Specialist, Directed benefits conversion projects for 14 new acquisitions. Handled asset mergers, totaling $16M for 1900 new participants. Identified and corrected implementation errors by vendor specialists. Integrated new acquisition Personnel into Benefits procedures. Coordinated outsourcing project of $30M in-house pension funds to Mass Mutual. Coordinated projects to implement Investment Committee decisions. Participated in RFP process for pension provider. Benefits Administrator, Administered the comprehensive billing and processing of web transactions of various employee benefit plans such as health, life, and disability insurance plans and 401k. Prepared and assisted with coordination of trade show booth for HR department including design and logistics. Researched companies for marketing products to further market HR services. Prepared and audits monthly plan billings, which include calculation, input, posting and invoicing. Maintained vendor relationships to report billing/enrollment discrepancies.
Assisted employees in resolving escalated or complex Health & Welfare claims or issues. Resolved benefit eligibility and enrollment issues. Identified weaknesses in current benefit delivery system and recommend cost-effective improvements. Responsible for payment for health and welfare invoices. Conducted audit of health and welfare enrollment to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley. Monitored plan usage and recommend cost-effective changes as needed.
Day to day administration of health insurance plan for over 3700 employees worldwide. Acted as liaison between employees and health insurance provider. Created system to reconcile invoices and process check requests for timely and accurate payments. Coordinated first-ever Open Enrollment. Enrolled employees in Pension Plan. Analyzed 401(k) plan annually, then provided results to plan administrator and department head. Created Training Guide for Benefits Department; updated benefits forms. Member of Tuition Reimbursement Committee, responsible for establishing guidelines and rolling out tuition reimbursement plan.
Corporate liaison for insurance brokers and vendors. Point of contact for employees regarding all benefits matters. Plan, direct and implement benefit activities and related processes including open enrollment, FSA, medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans. Conduct benefits orientation for newly hired employees. Coordinate all benefits deductions with payroll. Oversees the preparation of reports and benefit statements according to State and Federal compliance requirements; gathers data and prepares annual benefit statements, IRS and other reports for employees, administrative and regulatory requirements. Administer COBRA plan and the 403B retirement plan for 1200 participants.
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