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Benefits Administration Specialist at HR&P

Benefits Administration Specialist

HR&P Houston, TX (Onsite) Full-Time

Position Summary:

The Benefits Administration Specialist is responsible for administering the day-to-day operations of client benefit programs (group health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending plan, HSA/HRA, 401(k) plan). Provide excellent customer service and quality benefit administration. Provide analytical and technical support in the delivery of the benefit programs.  This position reports to the Benefits Manager.

About the Company:

HR&P was founded in 2000 and specializes in payroll processing, benefits administration, and human resources consulting.  We have built a reputation on providing exceptional customer service and administrative solutions that help companies improve their productivity and profitability.  HR&P is equipped with a highly experienced staff who are dedicated to building trust and valuable partnerships with our clients.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for the administration and coordination of multiple medical, dental, vision, life, disability, retirement, FSA, HSA/HRA, ancillary, and supplemental plans;
  • Point of contact for client, employees, and outside vendors on all benefit related inquiries;
  • Coordinate with outside agencies regarding implementation, open enrollment, updated plan information, requested reports;
  • Research and resolve discrepancies regarding client and employee benefit plans;
  • Work effectively to make sure the plans run smoothly;
  • Set up and maintain client plans, electronic benefits enrollment, and employee deductions to ensure accuracy for payroll processing;
  • Assist clients and employees with questions regarding employee elections, deductions, plan docs, new hire benefits, annual renewal, and other benefit plan related items;
  • Review and reconcile plan data to ensure accuracy, assist clients with reporting requirements and plan audits;
  • Manage carrier, vendor, and outside agency relationships;
  • Provide professional and timely customer service support to internal and external customers;
  • Process all new-hires, terminations, and employee changes to vendors in a timely manner;
  • Work closely with client and vendors to update plans as needed to ensure accurate carrier feeds;
  • Coordinate benefit plan setup, employee deductions and compliance reporting issues with Information Systems, Human Resources, Payroll and Tax Compliance;
  • Gather employee data and oversee the processing of monthly billings and reconciliation, make necessary adjustments to ensure accurate pricing/billing;
  • Ensure compliance with all federal and state legal requirements for qualified plans including plan documents, summary plan descriptions, policy manuals, testing, audits, and government filings;
  • Work/communicate with other departments to keep the client satisfied.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

  • 3 to 5 years’ related  benefits or employee benefit administration experience required;
  • Bachelor degree recommended;
  • Excellent communication and organization skills are required;
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment with associates;
  • Capable of effective planning and priority setting;
  • Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines;
  • Strong analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of benefits administration;
  • Knowledge of benefit contract language;
  • Proficient reading, writing, grammar, and mathematics skills;
  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with ability to utilize Word, Excel, internal databases;
  • Proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills;
  • Ability to maintain confidential information;
  • An extreme attention to detail;
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k
  • Bonus program – based on eligibility
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Company-paid holidays
  • Cell phone reimbursement

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