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Benefits Manager

Company name

Kaiser Permanente

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Dec 08,2017

Posted on

Dec 07,2017
Practice Area
ERISA/Executive Compensation >> ERISA/Executive Compensation
Insurance Coverage >> Insurance Coverage
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Benefits Manager Duties: Manages the personnel involved in the development, implementation, communication and/or maintenance of the company's benefits programs including, retirement plans, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending, health/medical/dental coverage, and time off. Provides continued development and implementation of compliance, communications, and /or design strategies, and consults in the development, design, and/or compliance of benefit plans and proposed changes. Responsible for leadership of a specific functional area of the Benefits Practice, and/or the overall Benefits Practice. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Determines, guides, champions, and supports KP's strategy and philosophy with regard to its benefits programs in line with the Total Compensation strategy. Design, develop, and/or implement benefit programs and program changes that permit the employer to control cost and/or maintain or improve our market competitiveness. Negotiates nationally with Health Plan, insured benefits, and/or other service providers and /or professional consultants to secure competitive rates and service levels. Continually assesses and assures the effectiveness of benefits programs under the Total Compensation umbrella in attracting, retaining, motivating and rewarding qualified employees, and/or compliance with the applicable government regulations. Consults with regional and Medical Group senior leaders, labor leaders, OLMP, finance, and/or HR leaders on design, implementation, maintenance and/or interpretation of benefit programs and policies. Manages the efforts of direct reporting, as well as matrix reporting, positions. Responsible for selecting, developing, and deploying personnel in the most effective manner to meet assigned objectives. Responsible for performance management, compensation decisions, and providing on-going, regular developmental feedback. Responsible for issue management in assigned functional area. Anticipates issues through regular communication with reporting positions, mitigating risk or escalating issues for resolution by more senior levels as necessary. Provides leadership in assigned functional area in all matters relating to day to day operations and existing practices and legislation. Responsible for management of project plans for individual objectives or projects as well as ensuring project timelines and objectives are met for projects managed by reporting positions. Provides information relative to the identification and development of objectives, goals, and strategy relative to functional area. May participate in development of same. Responsible for leading change management efforts related to specific functional area goals or objectives.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or a directly related field, OR 4 years of experience in a directly related field; (note: experience in lieu of education is in addition to the minimum work experience qualification). High School Diploma/GED required. 2+ years of supervisory, leadership, management and/or project management experience. 6+ years of benefits or directly related human resources experience. Requires full knowledge of benefits and working knowledge of another HR functional area. CEBS or similar benefits certification. Paralegal certification for Documentation, Compliance, and Reporting functional area. Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment. Preferred: Project management skills and abilities in recognizing areas for improvement and in undertaking projects to streamline and improve efficiencies in end-to-end processes. Maintenance of plan provisions and amendments. Data collection, analysis, and validation. Regulatory reporting and non-discrimination testing. Responding to audits and third party inquiries. Resolving participant claims and appeals.

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Job Number: 637025

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