Dedicated Benefits Administration Manager eager to contribute comprehensive human resources, employee relations, and accounting expertise toward actively supporting the employer in optimizing results.
Significant experience in research, administration and implementation of cost-effective corporate employee benefits involving multiple locations.
Proficient in enrollment process, compiling analytical data and reports, and presenting options and recommendations to employees.
Advanced knowledge of state and federal benefit laws and regulations including FMLA, retirement, health and welfare, etc.
Seamlessly cooperate with vendors in development, renewal, plan design, and administration of company s benefit programs.
Consistently ensure compliance with COBRA, HIPAA, Section 125 and other federal and state regulations.
Appreciated for guiding and assisting HR staff in benefit plan and policy interpretation.
Strategically prioritize, allocate and manage limited resources and budgets to develop and implement targeted programs vital to bottom-line business performance.
EMCON Technologies LLC, Troy, MI, 2007 to Present
Manager, Benefits Administration C Director, Compensation and Benefits
Spearhead employee benefits administration for all company locations.
Reliably ensure plans compliance with government requirements, coordinate annual plan audit process, and participate in analysis of impact of proposed benefit plan changes under company s union labor contracts.
Leverage excellent critical thinking abilities to assess plan provisions and utilization patterns, and decisively formulate plan changes to maximize value and minimize cost.
Oversaw preparation of Plan documents, SPDs, and vendor literature.
Plan, coordinate and proficiently manage annual Open Enrollment process.
Maintain up-to-date ADP Health and Welfare system.
Actively participate in evaluating potential service partners, negotiating service contracts, and educating key HR representatives in benefit vendors websites and other available resources to achieve and expedite problem resolution.
Prestolite Wire Corporation, Southfield, MI, 1991 to 2007
Sr. HR Specialist C Corporation HR Manager, Benefits
Steadily advanced throughout series of promotions based on proven dedication, performance and results.
Steered employee benefits administration for three locations, served as HIPAA administrator, and functioned as primary contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators.
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Professional Experience continued
Promptly communicated benefit plan changes to employees, analyzed and processed annual employee contributions for health and life insurance benefits, and prepared and distributed materials for benefit orientations, Open Enrollment and new plan options.
Analyzed and swiftly resolved issues related to 401(k), medical benefits, and COBRA.
Administered FMLA, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability for salaried employees.
Assisted in preparation and filing of annual 5500 forms, PBGC and Schedule SSA, and handled FAS reporting and benefit plan amendments such as 401(k), SERP and Retirement.
Prepared and provided separation agreements inclusive of vacation paid-out, 401(k) distribution and benefits termination.
Researched and evaluated potential new benefit providers and played a key role in contract review and modification, plan design, implementation, invoicing and reporting.
Meticulously coordinated setup of new benefit programs following mergers and acquisitions.
Organized annual Non-Discrimination and 415 testing with 401(k) vendor.
Applied dynamic multi-tasking expertise toward inputting all insurance enrollments, changes, and terminations for salary employees using benefit provider s software.
Diligently maintained plan document, SPDs and amendments for medical/dental program, processed monthly billings, scrutinized medical claim data, and recommended improvements to management.
Oversaw Retiree Groups and Defined Benefit/Defined Contribution (DB/DC) group benefits and exercised strong planning abilities to complete annual Valuation audit and supervise DB/DC audit.
HR Administrative Assistant C Vice President, Human Resources
- Employed outstanding organizational skills to provide efficient administrative and accounting support in HR areas such as recruiting, Workers Compensation, OSHA and EEOC compliance, workplace diversity, and new hire orientation.
- Significantly supported employee benefits administration spanning life and medical insurance, annual audits, government reporting, Open Enrollment, and Early Retirement programs.
Prior Roles with Prestolite Wire Corporation:
Executive Assistant to Vice President / General Manager, Digital Communications Products
Engineering Secretary to Engineering Manager, Advanced Research and Engineering
Bachelor of Accountancy & CMA, Walsh College, Troy, MI, 2003
Associate Degree in Business, St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron, MI, 1997
Notary Public, Commission through February 2012
Member, Society for Human Resources Management
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint); Crystal Reports; HRIS (Abra); ADP Enterprise System; ADP Health & Welfare System
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