Benefits Manager

Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation   •  

Anchorage, AK

Industry: Energy & Utilities


5 - 7 years

Posted 51 days ago


Description BENEFITS MANAGER (ANK-19-0452-F):

UIC is seeking a Benefits Manager who will be responsible for the management of the UIC and its subsidiaries’ health and welfare benefit plans, to include the accounting and financial reporting relating. The Benefits Manager is responsible for managing relationships with brokers and vendors, in addition to providing full oversight of the health and welfare benefit plans across the organization. The Benefits Manager is responsible for making recommendations to the Corporate Controller and Human Resources Director regarding practices and procedures. The Benefits Manager is also responsible for ensuring those deadlines relating to this area are met in a timely fashion.

• Maintain, control and oversee the handling of financial aspects relating to the company’s benefits plan. This includes reviewing vendors, monthly invoices, and claim payments.
• Manage vendor relationships with our 401k provider, H&W broker, and TPA's
• Work with vendors relating to our various accounts with the objective of ensuring that each account is processing smoothly, and that when issues arise they are resolved quickly and efficiently.
• Manages Human Capital Management (HCM) system (UltiPro), and its data as it pertains to benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401k), life events, and open enrollment, including data integrity, system configuration, and training.
• Manage internal and external audit inquiries (VEBA), to include coordination of data collection from HR and Payroll/Accounting
• Maintain oversight regarding the HSA funding process; both internally (payroll) and externally (vendors).
• Assist with analyzing past and present benefits costs (claims) for trends and projections to help determine whether changes need to be made to our current benefits structure.
• Works directly with external auditors regarding the annual audit of the various health and welfare benefit plans.
• Prepare and file annual reporting requirements or various health and welfare benefit plans, to include IRS Form 5500s and 1095s.
• Prepare annual financial statements for various health and welfare benefit plans.
• Perform account reconciliations between all of UIC records on an employee level to those of our vendors. Addressing issues in a timely manner.
• Assist with the escalation of benefits matters from the subsidiary level HR teams and employees, to ensure issues are resolved timely, and in accordance with plan documents.
• Work with Payroll and/or HR department Managers at the subsidiary level regarding benefits issues, invoice discrepancies, denial of claims, adjustments to claims, and any other issue that may arise. Also assist HR/Finance by researching discrepancies and provide timely feedback.
• Ensure that all reporting deadline are met.
• Manage the quarterly Benefit Committee meetings.
• Perform other tasks as needed.
Requirements REQUIREMENTS:

• BA/BS in Accounting. Finance, or Human Resources.
• Certified Benefits Professional or Certified Employee Benefits Specialist certification is preferred.
• Must have a minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years accounting experience
• Must have a minimum of two (2) years HR Benefits administration experience, to include completing annual filing requirements of 5500s and 1095s.
• Proficient at using Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Excel for data analysis.
• Prior experience configuring and maintaining benefits within human resources systems.
• UltiPro experience preferred.
• Must have a high attention to detail and the integrity to handle sensitive and confidential information
• Knowledge of HIPAA, PHI/PII, COBRA, FMLA, ERISA, and ACA compliance
• SCA/DBA/CBA experience preferred
• Experience with fully insured and self-insured health and welfare plans

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: A Security Clearance is not required for this position, however qualified candidates must be capable of passing a background check with favorable results. Additionally, US Citizenship is a requirement for this position due to the nature of work.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal backgroundhistory check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance .

UIC provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. We are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.