Benefits Specialist

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Located in Glen Carbon, IL

Salary: Up to $55,000/yr, BOE

Job Summary:  How would you like to work for a company that is 100% employee owned and has 40 locations across 10 countries and 6 continents?  Our client in Madison County is looking for a Benefits Coordinator to join their team.  The Benefits Coordinator duties include but are not limited to:

  • Lead efforts to ensure employees understand the offered benefit programs, eligibility and how to leverage them, as well as help them appreciate the value of their total compensation package. This will include: develop print and online marketing materials (i.e. brochures, newsletters, posting), training sessions (in person, online, pre-recorded) and one-on-one support as needed
  • Enroll new hires, process terminations, assist with retirement applications, support annual enrollment and/or other benefit status changes
  • Function as a day-to-day contact for employees with questions and issues regarding various employee benefit programs
  • Communicate with all benefit carriers to resolve claim disputes, or enrollment/eligibility issues
  • Assist in processing applications for request for benefits under the Hourly Retired Pension Plans
  • Process death claims and set up surviving spouse benefits under insurance and pension
  • Ensure compliance with benefits related to federal and state regulations such as COBRA, HIPAA, Qualified Medical Child Support Orders and Qualified Domestic Relations Order
  • Administers company-wide wellness program

Location: Madison County, IL
Position type: Full Time, Direct Hire
Pay: Up to $55,000/yr, BOE
Benefits Provided by Client (after 31 days from hire date):  Client offers competitive benefits package which include: health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, 401k (client matches dollar for dollar up to 5%), Employee stock ownership plan (eligible 1st day of hire), short/long term disability, employee assistance program and wellness credit.

Qualifications:  

  • 2 years of experience in a Benefits or HR role, responsible for administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-and long- term disability, and 401 (k) plan
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Access and Word
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to excel at timeliness and accuracy at all times, including during times of multi-tasking and interruptions
  • Comfortable traveling up to 25% at times (during annual enrollment)
  • Exercise discretion and maintain strict confidentiality
  • Instills trust with others through personal communication style, approachability, professionalism, accuracy and follow-through on commitments and deadlines
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced benefits certifications (CBP, CEBS) is a plus
  • Experience using marketing software programs to design attractive newsletters and training/e-learning materials is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree is a plus

 How To Apply: Submit a completed application to the Edwardsville location at www.expresspros.com or email your resume to jobs.edwardsvilleil@expresspros.com

About Express Employment Professionals: Express was founded in 1983 and began franchising in 1985. A privately held company, Express has more than 800 office locations in the U.S., Canada, and South Africa. Express Employment Professionals provides employment solutions to job seekers in need of a job that matches their skills and schedule. There are many advantages by choosing Express. One application makes you eligible for multiple positions with top companies, and there are no fees for job seekers.  

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Express Office: Edwardsville
20 Junction Drive West
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
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