Director of Benefits

Orlando Regional Healthcare   •  

Ontario, CA

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 28 days ago

Orlando Health is a $3.8 billion not-for-profit healthcare organization and a community-based network of hospitals, physician practices and outpatient care centers across Central Florida. The organization is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. More than 3,000 physicians have privileges across the system, which is also one of the area’s largest employers with more than 23,000 employees who serve nearly 155,000 inpatients, more than 3 million outpatients, and more than 10,000 international patients each year.  Additionally, Orlando Health provides more than $345 million in support of community health needs.


We are currently seeking a Director of Benefits who will oversee the design, development, and maintenance of Orlando Health’s health and welfare benefits plans, programs, and procedures. 


This Director will provide strategic and operational leadership to the areas of Benefits Administration, Leave of Absence, Team Member Wellness, and Occupational Health.



  • Master’s degree in Business (MBA), Healthcare Management (MHA), or other related field required.


Licensure/Certifications Required

  • SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CEBS, CBP or equivalent professional certification preferred.



  • Seven (7) years’ comprehensive experience in all aspects of benefit plandesign, administration and leadership, with a strong working knowledge of overall Human Resource practices and operating systems required. 

  • 3 years in a leadership position directing benefits programs required.

  • Experience within healthcare industry and with self-funded insurance plans strongly preferred.


Essential Functions

  • Plans, evaluates, develops, and administers various team member benefit programs including, but not limited to,  health and welfare benefit plans including  life, disability, dental, vision, retirement savings plan, PTO, Workers Compensation/Alternate Duty, EAP and other related plans and programs.

  • Makes recommendations on plandesign and implementation strategies that are innovative and cost effective benefit solutions, and distinguish Orlando Health as a best place to work. As needed, directs Request for Proposal initiatives, including the evaluation, service and cost negotiation and selection process in conjunction with external consultants.

  • Participate in contract negotiations to secure best in class benefits programs; manage relationship with external Benefit Consultative Brokers and benefit plan vendors, and conduct ongoing review of industry trends and changes in legislation

  • Prepares and maintains benefits communication materials and the development of a robust communications strategy inclusive of all team members that demonstrates the value of our health and welfare programs.

  • Directs the ongoing operations of the HR health and wellness departments, and ensures department operations are efficient, customer focused, and readily available to meet the needs of a 24-7 organization.

  • Develops and manages the budget for benefits, wellness and occupational health with responsibility for fiscal performance of assigned areas.

  • Supports ongoing Orlando Health growth, including merger and acquisition, by creating an innovative and inclusive integration strategy, including due diligence, risk assessment, regulatory compliance and cultural sensitivity.

  • Ensure company compliance with provisions of ERISA, ACA, FMLA, ADAAA, and other legislative requirements; coordinate preparation of regulatory filings with federal and state agencies, including IRS, DOL, and other regulatory agencies. 

  • Partners with HRIS team to ensure benefits administration systems and technology advancements are updated as needed

  • Participates in surveys, analyzes of benchmark data and maintains an organized body of benchmark materials and information on benefit programs.

  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

  • Facilitates and makes recommendations to various committees related to our team member benefits programs.