By Katriane Blanchet. Resume. Published at Sunday, August 18th, 2019 - 07:26:57 AM.
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.
Sr. Benefits Administrator, Managed Comprehensive Benefit Plans for over 25,000 employees. 401(k) Plan Administrator managing assets of $60 million. Processed monthly billing invoices from our vendors. Worked with JD Edwards Accounting/HRIS software. Worked with Broker Consultant to manage $35 Million Dollar Self Insurance PPO Plan. Created an Electronic Virtual Filing/Retrieval system that eliminated the need for paper filing.
HR Payroll Benefits Administrator, Performed payroll processing and corrections for 300+ employees. Administrated distribution of benefits, such as medical insurance, 401k, and employee stock purchase program. Processed documents and represented the company at unemployment hearings and worker’s compensation claims. Responsible for new hire orientation sessions, Prepared numerous weekly reports on Excel. Conducted interviews with potential employees as needed. Attended Job Fairs and assisted recruiter. Improved payroll accuracy from 10% errors to less than 1%.
Worked with the Accounting Department to successfully develop a more cost effective and time saving Medical and Dental Premium Reconciliation process; this allowed the process to move independently to the Human Resources Department. Independently and accurately identified and reconciled billing discrepancies by utilizing eligibility reports run in People Soft in order to remit correct payment. Corrected eligibility errors through vendor contact and eligibility file maintenance to sustain employee coverage. Paid monthly premiums and administrative fees to all medical, dental and FSA plans in a timely manner. Acted as key contact regarding the FSA program; answered employee questions and maintained and transmitted eligibility and contribution files. Quickly resolved escalated employee benefits issues that were received in the company’s Benefits call-center. Conducted New Hire Benefits Orientations to ensure employees a thorough understanding of their benefits choices. Participated in special projects such as Open Enrollment, Benefits Fairs, and Wellness Seminars.
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.
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.
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