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Benefits Specialist

Company: Brookdale Corporate - Milwaukee
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Make Lives Better Including Your Own.
Relationships and integrity are the heart of our culture. They help us create a welcoming and inclusive community among our residents, associates and patients that feels like family. They guide us to be open in our communication with each other, and enable us to make the right decisions for the people who have entrusted us with their care. Our relationships and integrity work together to create a positive impact in the lives of the people we touch.
The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you'll receive a competitive compensation and benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. You'll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career through professional development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall health and wellness - physical, mental, emotional, and financial. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
If you want to work in an environment where you can become your best possible self, join us!
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.
We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited to:
Full-time and part-time associate benefits:

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Benefit plan package
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
  • Associate Compassion Fund
  • Associate Discounts
  • Identity theft protection
  • Pet savings and insurance plans
  • Voluntary benefits available
    Full-time associate benefits:
    • Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
    • Paid Time Off
    • Adoption Benefit
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
    • Voluntary STD and LTD
      Please note, Brookdale has adopted a policy requiring all associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exemptions based on medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and regulations.Responsibilities:Provides human resources support to associates by answering benefits questions via the telephone and email. Assists associates with benefit elections and changes. Possesses strong knowledge of the company's human resources policies and procedures.

      • Provides human resources assistance to associates in a call center environment.
      • Understands benefits plans and coverage provisions. Applies them to individual associate situations.
      • Responds to benefits-related inquiries in a timely manner by means of telephone or email. Explains benefits eligibility and educates associates on how to make benefits changes on-line.
      • Utilizes organization's HRIS system to view associate benefits elections. Examines associate records to answer inquiries and provides information to authorized persons.
      • Supports field and corporate office staff regarding benefits questions.
      • Assists with annual benefits open enrollment communications to all associates.
      • Assists with HR-related audits of benefits data and other statistical reports.
      • May assist in coordinating COBRA notifications through third party administrator.
      • May assist in monitoring requests for leaves of absence to ensure state and federal compliance.
      • May process life insurance and disability claims forms, ensuring payments are properly issued by the company.
      • Escalates issues and/or problems to the appropriate manager, as necessary.This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.Qualifications:Education and Experience
        High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required. Associates or Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field preferred. Minimum of one to two years general human resources experience required; experience in benefits preferred.
        Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
        Management/Decision Making
        Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.
        Knowledge and Skills
        Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
        Physical Demands and Working Conditions
        • Standing
        • Walking
        • Sitting
        • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
        • Reach with hands and arms
        • Talk or hear
        • Ability to lift: up to 25 pounds
        • Vision
        • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendorsBrookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

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