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Benefits Administrator

Department

Rock of Ages

Location

Barre, VT

Position

Full Time

Description

The Benefits Administrator assists in the administration of various employee group insurance plans, FMLA, workers compensation, paid and unpaid time off, health and safety, and unemployment insurance by performing the following duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – other duties may be assigned

  • Processes status changes and reviews claims.
  • Processes open enrollment benefit plan transfers and Section 125 notification.
  • Administers the COBRA, UI and FMLA programs.
  • Provides vendors appropriate documentation for life, pension, and disability benefits claims.
  • Assists in preparing materials and in presenting benefit plan changes to employees.
  • Consults and advises employees on eligibility for company benefit plans and provides benefits orientation.
  • Handles the intake for disability and workers compensation claims.
  • Maintains Employee Resource Manual’s and Handbooks.
  • Maintains and distributes Summary Plan Descriptions and benefit specific information material to employees.
  • Updates and distributes annual employment posters.
  • Coordinates employee relations events.
  • Acts as backup for payroll.
  • Assists in the administration of Employee Relation programs, such as service awards and birthday cards.
  • Performs background checks on applicants.
  • Responds to notifications from state agency regarding unemployment claims filed by former employees.
  • Maintains employee benefit files and other record keeping.
  • Assist employees with benefit related questions.
  • Provides administrative assistance to the Health & Safety specialist with training records,  MSHA/OSHA and environmental permits and compliance.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE                              

This position requires an associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two or four-year college, three years’ experience in benefits administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  A basic understanding of accounting is required as well.

COMPUTER SKILLS                              

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be exceptional using online benefit solutions, Excel, Word and Outlook.  A working knowledge of ADP HRIS software is highly desirable.

OTHER CAPABILITIES

  • A "customer first" attitude.
  • A pleasant demeanor.
  • Self-starter and able to work independently.
  • Knowledge of benefit programs and terms.
  • Ability to understand and analyze plan documents and benefit contracts.
  • Excellent telephone, writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • A valid driver’s license for occasional business travel, rarely overnight.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Thorough, organized, and detail oriented; able to establish priorities and meets deadlines.
  • Independent judgment is necessary to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload.

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Are you looking for an opportunity that combines teamwork and advancement in a supportive environment that offers valuable benefits and good pay? Then you should consider joining the Rock of Ages Team!

Why Rock of Ages?

Purpose.  We help families memorialize memories.  We help businesses grow and prosper.  We participate in our communities and make them stronger.  We are here for the long haul.

Fun.  At Rock of Ages, we work hard because we believe in what we do - and we have fun!  There are multiple company socials and events.  From our highly productive and casual work environment to team-building meetings, you’ll be glad to be part of the best team around.  

Culture.  Rock of Ages culture is centered on treating its team members with fairness, integrity and respect.  We encourage teamwork, risk-taking and creativity.  We celebrate the power of individuals and community.

Family.  At Rock of Ages we offer our employees a number of benefits designed to provide them with health, wellness, financial security and retirement planning.  You’ll be impressed with our comprehensive health and retirement benefits as well as a generous paid time off. 

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