Benefits Specialist

Finance Office - Omaha

Finance
Full-Time
POSITION TITLE: Benefits Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Finance Office

REPORTS TO: Controller

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 10, 2022

CLASSIFICATION: Regular, Full-Time, Non-Exempt

HOURS PER WEEK: 40


POSITION SUMMARY
The benefits specialist is responsible for managing the billing and administration of Archdiocesan sponsored health plans including new hire and annual enrollment, processing life event changes, producing reports and 1095/1094 forms, and providing customer service to parish and schools within the archdiocese. Other duties may include supporting other finance functional responsibilities.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Administer the Archdiocesan-sponsored health plans, including billing, collections and the enrollments, terminations, and changes to covered employees and their dependents.
• Assists with the annual enrollment process.
• Performs quality checks of benefits related data.
• Reviews and updates all benefits enrollment materials posted in the benefit system.
• Assists parishes and schools with determining health benefit eligibility for their employees.
• Enrolls employees with carriers and processes life event changes.
• Responds to manager and employee inquiries regarding health benefits enrollment, status changes, health benefit cards and other general topics.
• Oversee the 1095/1094 form process for the Archdiocese and its parishes and schools.
• Assist with processing daily transactions.
• Provides necessary reports for allocation/billing charges.
• Assist with managing other benefits as directed by the Controller.
• Perform all other duties as assigned by the Finance Office.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use Microsoft products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; experience with HRIS and benefits databases.
• Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment with associates.
• Effective planning and priority setting. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
• Ability to apply strong analytical skills in trouble shooting and data analysis.
• Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both adopted and pending, affecting employee benefits programs including ACA.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Effective organizational skills.
• Ability to educate and train others on complex subjects such as ACA eligible or other benefit matters.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Background in and/or knowledge of the Catholic Church with a demonstrated commitment to the mission and teachings of the Church.
• Two years’ experience in benefits administration or human resources required.
• Associate degree in human resources or related field preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Routine office environment; ADA-accessible building.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
• Travel within the Archdiocese of Omaha to train parish and school staff may be required on occasion.