Sr. Benefits Analyst

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00020490
Date Posted:May 20
Category:4 - Clerical/Administrative
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Looking for a Sr. Benefits Analyst for our client located in Detroit, MI. This is Contract to Direct position.

Responsible for supporting Total Rewards Benefits, its COE Leaders and Consultants, and local Human Resources and Employee Services in the design, development and delivery of programs and services intended to meet the needs of the health system. Provides comprehensive technical and analytical support to functional area programs by developing related communication and educational materials; conducting administrative processing activities; participating in system or Human Resources sponsored special projects and initiatives; performing evaluative and reporting activities of business operational services; and assisting with the completion and delivery of portions of large scale and high impact projects. Work activities reflect increased complexity and greater decision-making and problem-solving latitude in compiling and analyzing plan participant data; researching best practice data; supporting audit activities; overseeing service providers; administering and implementing plan changes; assisting with program management activities; utilizing and maintaining appropriate benefits tools, systems and databases; and responding to multiple, varied and technically detailed assignments. Responsibilities are generally complex requiring the application of a broad knowledge of benefits administration methods, practices and techniques.

Participates in the design, development, implementation, delivery and administration of Total Rewards Benefits programs, plans, tools, policies and procedures and associated communication and educational materials. Drafts or reviews summary plan descriptions (SPD) and plan certificates, as required. Researches and identifies best practices and recommends changes and enhancements, as appropriate.

Compiles and analyzes plan participant data for various regulatory and compliance activities, including but not limited to the providing information for the filing of IRS Form 5500, creation and distribution of Summary Annual Reports, and plan non-discrimination testing. Provides technical guidance and expertise to annual audit activities. Responds to Department of Labor and IRS inquiries and provides analysis regarding regulatory and compliance issues related to benefit plans.

Provides assistance with information and system audits; ensures data accuracy and compliance.

Communicates, processes and maintains records on all benefit plan changes, including the review of contract amendments for accuracy and ensuring the timely implementation of benefit changes. Conducts data audits between source system and service provider databases to ensure accuracy and plan compliance. Updates and maintains related documents, systems and databases. Creates and disseminates reports, as appropriate.

Oversees service providers to ensure the completion of assignments, resolution of outstanding claims and administrative disputes, and the effective and efficient reporting for benefit planning, analysis and operations. Reviews and analyzes reports, along with vendor provided data, to identify trends and make recommendations regarding plan and administration.

Coordinates the fulfillment orders for various benefits plans and related communication materials, such as Summary Plan Descriptions, brochures, and certificates. Works with printer(s) and supply chain management to ensure timely and cost effective printing of supplies.

Supports Benefits Open Enrollment related activities. Compiles and analyzes benefit selections and their associated costs for use in the annual rate negotiations with third party Benefits Carriers/vendors. Assists in the development and delivery of Open Enrollment associate communication materials. Participates in comprehensive system testing and validation of plan changes.


  • 3 - 5 years of benefits, benefits analysis and administration and wellness administration experience. Health-care benefits experience preferred.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of benefits administration

If you are a high performer and would like to work for an equally high performing company and you think the above opportunity is appropriate for you, we invite you to submit your resume in Microsoft Word format to

We treat all resumes with strict confidentiality. We will always contact you first before submitting your resume to our client(s) for review. If you do not receive correspondence, you are not a fit for this position.

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