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Benefits Specialist

JRM Construction Management

This is a Contract position in Walton, NY posted December 2, 2019.

Company Overview JRM is a Construction Management and General Contracting firm headquartered in New York City specializing in commercial interiors nationwide.

JRM prides itself on accountability, diversity, teamwork and excellence.

The company’s successful growth has led to the opening of an additional East and West Coast office, as well as introducing a Core & Shell division.

Responsibilities Responsible for managing and administrating the benefits programs in partnership with our benefits vendors.

This includes managing the day-to-day relationships with vendors (i.e., carriers, brokers, etc.), researching, troubleshoot, and resolving escalations for benefits inquiries Demonstrate and apply functional benefits knowledge to solve problems and identify opportunities for improvement Establish process efficiencies and streamline processes from beginning to end Work directly with brokers to review and recommend plan and carrier changes Utilize survey data in recommending new initiatives or improvements to plans that align with overall benefits strategy Analyze reports and prepare presentations on benefits spend, wellness utilization, and ROI Manage the execution of annual open enrollment for benefits, including all related events, communications, and system configuration Manage the implementation and roll-out of new and/or current initiatives for the wellness program Ensure compliance and market competitiveness of global benefits programs in partnership with HR leadership Administer leaves of absence in partnership with our third-party administrator Manage vendor payment tracking, billing, credits, and reconciliations Oversee the accuracy and timeliness of interfaces sent to carriers and vendors as well as issue resolution Closely partner with payroll for benefits administration Work closely with in-house counsel to ensure required notices are current, and are distributed per applicable laws Keep abreast of current legislation and health care industry and its effect on employee benefits and employer compliance requirements Maintain Summary Plan Descriptions for all benefit plans Conduct benefits orientation for new hires Qualifications At least three years of relevant experience working in benefits is preferred Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Excellent analytical skills Ability to handle confidential information professionally and escalate issues when appropriate Computer Systems Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), as well as familiarity with HRIS Systems