Association of Washington Cities (AWC) is recruiting for a full-time Employee Benefits Coordinator for the AWC Employee Benefit Trust (Trust) to join our dynamic and fast-paced team. The top candidate will provide excellent customer service and will be highly motivated and detail oriented.
What you'll be doing
Assist in the administration of all benefit programs, including medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability, employee assistance program, tax-favored accounts, and long-term care
Work closely with the Program Manager and Marketing-Field Service Coordinator to create and deliver benefit presentations at member sites
Provide assistance in staffing benefit fairs
Coordinate all aspects of drafting and issuing Request for Proposals for vendor services and assist in the interview and selection process and document all pieces for audit purposes
Participate in development and oversight of an annual operating budget including processing invoices for payment and monitoring monthly financial reports
Compile required financial and accountability audit information
Plan an educational program for current and potential members
Contribute to the development and implementation of market-relevant benefit plan designs
Involvement with all aspects of annual benefit renewal
Maintain a strong awareness of federal and state laws to confirm necessary programs, processes and documentation are implemented in order to ensure compliance.
Compliance reporting and answer related questions, in particular those generated by the DOL, IRS, ACA, and the State Risk Manager (SRM).
Write employee/employer communications
Troubleshoot benefit issues from members and vendors as appropriate
Staff various events of the organization as requested
What you bring to the team
Associate degree in business, healthcare or related field; experience may be substituted year-for-year for academic achievement. Bachelors degree preferred.
Five years’ experience in benefits administrations or work with a multi-employer association or non-profit organization in an employee benefits related position
Extensive working knowledge of the principles and practices utilized in the health care industry
Extensive working knowledge of the trends and complete inventory of employer provided employee benefits
Thorough understanding of regulatory/statutory environment including but not limited to health care reform, HIPAA privacy and security requirements
Knowledge of compliance-related issues, in particular those generated by the DOL, IRS, and ACA.
Extensive working knowledge of human resources regulations and labor relations
Knowledge of basic math, accounting and finance practices
Skilled communicator with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to be flexible and open to changing priorities
Ability to make effective decisions and to act independently with assigned duties
Proficient in Microsoft Office Professional and have the ability to learn and use a wide variety of proprietary software
Strong analytical and project management skills
Ability to keep sensitive and confidential material private
Ability to meet deadlines and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner
Ability to model the organization’s high standards of quality customer service to all internal and external customers
Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications listed on the job description will be considered. To apply for this position and view the job description, please visit the AWC website at https://wacities.org/about-us/join-our-team.
Failure to follow the application instructions below may lead to disqualification.
Complete the application and attach:
A cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications for this position
All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm, January 29, 2020.
If you have questions about process, or need reasonable accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Association of Washington Cities
AWC is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, which provides a wide array of legislative, training, and other services to all 281 cities and towns in the state of Washington. The AWC Employee Benefit Trust is Washington's premier local government benefit pool for cities, towns, and other local governments. We provide quality, efficient, and cost-effective benefit and health promotion programs with the highest level of service.