Job Title
Benefits Specialist
Date Posted
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Job Description

Benefits Specialist – Memphis, TN

The overall responsibility of the Benefits Specialist is to administer all benefit plans and assist employees with enrollment in all Benefit Programs, including group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, COBRA, worker’s compensation, 401(k), life insurance, flexible spending plans, and HSA Plans.


  • Administer employee benefits programs
  • Assist employees with benefits enrollments, plan changes and benefit related claims, prepare and conduct benefits meetings
  • Conduct benefits orientations and explain benefits enrollment systems, prepare and distribute benefits enrollment materials and document administrative procedures for benefit enrollments
  • Serve as primary contact with carriers and third-party administrators, responds to benefits inquiries from employees relating to status changes, plan provisions, and other general inquiries
  • Process leaves of absence requests, disability paperwork, FMLA, medical and personal leaves
  • Process, review and respond to unemployment claims and workers comp claims with appropriate documentation - Review unemployment statements
  • Reconcile bills by producing and balancing to reports to ensure accuracy of billing
  • Process monthly billings and administrative fees for all group plans accurately and timely
  • Research, explore, recommend, design and implement new programs to ensure best plans, value and options for employees
  • Ensure compliance with applicable government regulations
  • Oversee maintenance of employee benefit files, maintain group benefits database and update employee records
  • Prepare employee reports for budget, incentive programs and other benefits reporting requirements and requests
  • Assists with new hire orientation by explaining benefits related information to new hires
  • Administer PTO program, including rollover and sick leave
  • Serve as lead resource for input, maintenance and quality checks of benefits in HRIS system
  • Acts as a liaison to payroll processor to accurately update employee records
  • Compile a variety of reports to get maximum utilization of the HRIS system including compliance reports and ad hoc reports
  • Enter and ensure the accuracy of all benefits information in the HRIS
  • Other Duties as Assigned
  • 3+ years of benefits experience
  • Bachelors degree or additional 2 years experience, SHRM or other HR certification preferred.

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