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Benefits Specialist I

Company: New York Power Authority
Location: White Plains
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

SummaryAssists in administering NYPA's employee benefit programs for active and retired employees. Programs include retirement, insurance, paid time off, leave management, wellness and other health and welfare plans. Provides policy change recommendations as related to benefits, manages vendors and responsible for HIPAA compliance.#LI-CJ1Responsibilities

  • A commitment to excellence in responding to and resolving employee and retiree benefit inquiries and issues.
  • Administer assigned benefits programs to ensure that benefits vendors properly administer benefits, including claims adjudication and customer service.
  • Organize the annual open enrollment activities; and oversee the scheduling of site Health Fairs.
  • Working knowledge of all benefits programs and act as back-up as needed.
  • Assist with the analysis, selection, and implementation of benefits vendors.
  • Work with payroll, IT and Digital HR to ensure the integrity of the benefits database system.
  • Communicate benefits information and monitor and update benefit guidebooks and benefit policies as needed.
  • Conduct new employee orientation on a rotating basis.
  • Provide assistance on projects and new initiatives for all benefit programs.
  • Complete special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Assist with annual discrimination testing.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Working knowledge of relevant benefit regulations and laws (e.g., HIPAA, COBRA, ACA, FMLA, ERISA, DOL, and IRS).
    • Strong research skills in a variety of medium to remain up to date on benefits trends and laws.
    • Willingess tocontinue education and training to learn about changing policies and legislation relating to employee benefits.
    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
    • Ability to work within a team environment.
    • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Excellent communication skills and knowledge of benefit plans. Must be able to exchange accurate information.
    • Expertise in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Ability to work with all levels of the organization.
    • Excellent organization and time management skills with a strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to observe confidentiality.
    • Knowledge of HRIS systems, SAP Personnel Module preferred.Education, Experience and Certifications
      • Associate Degree in related field required and 3 years benefits administration and claims resolution experience, or
      • Bachelor's Degree in related field required and 2 years of benefits administration and claims resolution experience.Physical Requirements
        • Some travel required primarily within NY State, less than 5%.
        • Ability to routinely access and maintain file room.
        • Ability to sit at a desk and use a computer and telephone.
        • Ability to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs and assist in setting up for events/programs.
        • Occasional ability to attend meetings/events outside of normal business hours.New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $70,500-$86,000. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates' relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.We are happy to provide reasonable religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires a reasonable accommodation, please send a request to.

Keywords: New York Power Authority, White Plains , Benefits Specialist I, Other , White Plains, New York

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