Benefits Specialist I in Liberty, MO at Ferrellgas

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

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Job Description

Job Summary:
Under general supervision, responds to intermediate to complex inquiries about employee benefit programs, including but not limited to, health, life, disability, medical/dependent care spending accounts, COBRA, Wellness, leave of absence/FMLA and may include involvement with retirement plans. This position works closely with payroll and outside vendors to ensure the accuracy of employee benefit elections. This position requires a detail oriented skill set and the ability to work as a team member. Typically requires a High School diploma or equivalent, with 1-3 years of related benefits experience. PeopleSoft HRMS experience is preferred.
Essential Functions:
  • Resolves issues and inquiries from plan participants regarding health and welfare benefits, benefits premiums/payroll deductions, FMLA, leave of absences, etc. through in-person interactions, phone, or email.
  • Assist in administration of various benefits policies based on the needs of the company and in line with legal requirements.
  • Liaison with insurance carriers, third-party administrators, etc. in the administration of benefits and claims issues.
  • Checks accuracy and completion of employee benefit enrollment and inputs enrollment data into PeopleSoft.
  • Reconciles daily BAS report to ensure PeopleSoft data accuracy.
  • Verifies accuracy of returned beneficiary designation forms.
  • Responsible for record keeping in accordance with Ferrellgas policies, objectives and applicable government laws and regulations. Audits and researches issues with PeopleSoft benefit data for quality purposes.
  • May be requested to provide support in various benefit projects and administration, such as PeopleSoft Upgrade and new functionality testing.
  • Performs other duties/functions as assigned. Only critical functions of this job are described above and may be subject to change at any time due to reassignment of duties and responsibilities, reasonable accommodation and/or other reasons.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Experience with PeopleSoft HRMS or similar HR systems in area of benefit administration.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent telephone manner with clear, concise and professional communication skills.
  • Demonstrates empathy for personal circumstances of associates, while still remaining objective.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, self-directed, team-based environment.
  • Consistently demonstrates commitment to and delivers timely, effective support to both internal and external customers.
  • Effectively interacts with customers (internal and external), co-workers, management, vendors and other partners.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Keep current with industry trends, HR/Benefits best practices, and pending legislation.
  • Ability to handle competing priorities.
Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of related benefits experience.
  • Preferred PeopleSoft experience.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills in Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.
  • Excellent oral and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Solid understanding of benefit contract language.
  • Good understanding of accounting and finance.

Ferrellgas offers competitive pay, a comprehensive cafeteria style benefits package, a wellness credit, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, paid holidays, vacation, and bonus potential.