Interested individuals must come to the Human Resources Office to complete an application for the position between the hours of 8:00 and 5:00, Monday through Friday or online at the Pulaski County website at www.pulaskicounty.net. The Human Resources Office is located in Suite 100 of the Pulaski County Administration Building - 201 S. Broadway, Little Rock.

POSITION:                                          BENEFITS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

                                                        This position is open to County Employees and the general public

POSITION NO:                            04

STARTING SALARY:                            $33,691 - $37,897

DEPARTMENT:                            HUMAN RESOURCES (4800)

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/FUNCTION:   To provide assistance in the administration of the Employee Benefits program and orientation of personnel employed within Pulaski County Government.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

­          Distributes to employees and insures the accuracy and completeness of enrollment and change forms for benefit programs provided to current and former employees.

­          Inputs the appropriate recordkeeping for ACA reporting; prepares 1095’s for distribution to employees and electronic IRS reports.

-              Reviews health billing lists making appropriate deletions and additions; forwards to payroll.

-              Insures the completion by department of all appropriate Workers Compensation forms; forwards forms and medical bills to Workers’ Compensation Carrier.

-              Presents explanation of benefits as part of new employee orientation program.

-              Monitors services provided by benefit providers and investigates complaints regarding payments; acts as liaison between providers and employees to ensure proper and timely payments of benefits.

-              Answers questions and provides assistance to employees regarding benefit programs including enrollment, eligibility, and claims processing.

-              Receives requests for FMLA from employees; determines eligibility, and ensures all documentation is provided.

-              Verifies employees’ eligibility for benefits.

-              Maintains ledger of leave without pay, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation Leave; ensures compliance with applicable laws and policies; notifies department and/or employee of pending end of leave and needed benefit paperwork.

-              Completes certification of length of coverage in group health plan for terminating employees and mails to employees.

-              Notifies employees upon termination of ending date of benefit coverage and any conversion procedures.

-              Notifies retiring employees when eligible for continuation of health insurance; bills those electing to continue on a monthly basis.

-              Prepares reports regarding benefit usage as required by Department or by benefit providers.

-              Schedules group benefit enrollments for Pulaski County employees at various job sites.

-              Ensures accuracy of monthly COBRA billing from insurance carrier.

-              Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Completion of college level coursework in Compensation, Benefits Administration, Industrial Psychology, Human Resources Management, or a related area; considerable experience in Benefits Administration, Claims Processing, or  a related area; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess a valid Arkansas Drivers License.

Must successfully pass a background examination.

 

OPEN DATE:   02-17-2017                                                                        CLOSE DATE:   02-24-2017 (5:00 p.m.)

 

The Human Resource office will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of President’s Day.

 

Please Note:  Applications will not be accepted after the Close Date.  A selection will not be made until the Close Date and all applications have been received by the selecting official.

 

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