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Job Number: 2159748

Job Title: HR Benefits Specialist
Location: Concord, CA
Compensation: $38-45/hr

HR Benefits Specialist Responsibilities:
  • Manage Benefits email account & HR/Benefits phone line, responding to employee inquiries
  • Conduct benefit premium, employee status & enrollment audits, ensuring employee data is accurate
  • Review, reconcile & submit benefit monthly & quarterly invoices for payment
  • Conduct new hire benefit orientation
  • Manage ACA process - including monthly review of calculations, system flags & other data
  • Manage annual open enrollment process - including rate changes in HRIS system, testing, updating benefits brochure, communication materials & setting up workshops
  • Conduct & manage annual NDT - Non-Discrimination Testing for FSA plans
  • Review annual Form 5500 for accuracy
  • Review annual WRAP document and Benefit Notices
  • Process contribution funding for the 401k & Deferred Compensation plans
  • Work with auditors on annual 401k audit
  • Review & audit weekly reporting from Fidelity against data in ADP to ensure accuracy
  • Create & distribute standardized reports & produce ad-hoc reports as needed
  • Oversee vacation & sick pay policies, ensuring compliance with local ordinances
  • Manage unemployment claims & employment verification processes
  • Act as a back up for workers' compensation, leaves of absences and ADA accommodation requests
  • Act as a back up with managing the HR email account, responding to employee inquiries, & forwarding to applicable team member as needed
  • Assist with special projects in Payroll & HR technology processes
HR Benefits Specialist Requirements:
  • BA/BS or equivalent work experience
  • 2 - 4 years in benefits & retirement administration or an HR Generalist role
  • Experience working with benefit plans including medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, life insurance, AD & D & EAP
  • Experience in FMLA, ADA, CFRA, WA Paid Family & Medical Leave, Military Leave, Pregnancy Disability, Parental Leaves and Personal Leaves
  • Experience with ADP Vantage is strongly preferred
  • Retail industry experience preferred

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