By Damiana Barbe. Resume. Published at Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 - 03:12:05 AM.
Managed all aspects of group benefit programs to include medical, dental, vision, life, 401k, Cobra, FMLA, LOA and payroll processing covering four states and 800+ employees. Handled Annual and Special Enrollment periods to include additions, terminations and changes. In charge of invoice reconciliation, vendor and broker relationships. Worked closely with broker to ensure compliance with Health Care Reform mandates. Worked with Employment Risk Services regarding work related injuries and processes. In charge of recruitment and retention for all franchises. Handled interview process, drug screening, new hire orientation, background and credit checks.
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.
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.
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.
Conduct new hire orientations relating to policy and procedures, employee benefits. Coordinate and conduct annual and quarterly benefits enrollments for corporate and out of state offices for 600+ employees locally and nationally. Research and create benefits incentive programs for employees. Track and process requests for disability, family medical leaves, return to work determinations and No Fault Insurance claims. File and track Worker’s Compensation claims with carrier and OSHA reporting. Conduct exit interviews and assist in employee terminations including COBRA compliance and documentation. Process interstate and out of state unemployment claims.
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.
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