Benefits Manager
Westwood College - Denver, CO

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Job Description:
This position will be accountable and responsible for
all aspects of implementation and administration of the
benefit programs for Alta Colleges. Investigating and
adhering to state and federal laws and regulations
governing benefits. Acts as a professional resource to
management and staff in conflict resolution for all
matters affecting benefits. Will educate faculty and
staff on the value and proper use of benefits. Analyze
benefit usage to identify means of cost containment.
Responds and resolves customer questions and problems
and delivers quality customer service.
  • Strategic plan design and review:
  • Along with the Sr. Director: formulates, develops and
recommends effective benefits programs that are
economically sound, internally equitable and externally
  • Monitors industry trends, performs cost/benefit
analysis and recommends new programs including wellness
programs, electronic enrollment systems and safety
  • Stays current on rapidly changing legislation related
to health care and implements required changes in
benefit plans ensuring on-going compliance.
  • Communication:
  • Presents recommendations to Executive Officers for
annual enrollment renewal.
  • Prepares and facilitates annual enrollment
presentations with faculty and staff as needed.
  • Ensures that benefit programs are communicated and
understood by management and employees.
  • Acts as the primary interface with all benefits
providers; ensuring effective day-to-day operation of
each plan,
accurate and timely payment of invoices, and responsive
resolution of problems.
  • Understands the information flow requirements of each
plan and ensures timely and accurate generation and
transmittal of required information to all benefits
  • Group Insurance:
  • Ensures that the group insurance plans are properly
administered and comply with government regulations and
  • Provides over-sight and administers benefit programs,
annual enrollment processes, eligibility, COBRA
administration, communication and compliance.
  • Introduces new hires to benefit offerings, deadlines
for enrolling and answers questions.
  • Reviews annual stop-loss renewal and adjusts as
  • Disability:
  • Coordinates disability policies with paid time off
policies and state disability programs.
  • Reviews and updates key person insurance plans
  • Leave administration:
  • Manages all leave of absence requests alongside the
leave of absence policies with FMLA and CFRA.
  • Works with managers to ensure they understand their
roles and responsibilities related to leaves of absence
return to work policies.
  • 401(k) plan administration:
  • Manages the administration of the Company‚Äôs 401(k)
plan including enrollment, eligibility, communication,
compliance and annual compliance reporting requirements
including non-discrimination testing, SMM, SAR and
Form 5500 filings.
  • Workers compensation:
  • Implements and coordinates deployment of safety
  • Facilitates ergonomic work station training at each
location and monitors Central Administration.
  • Coordinates first report of injury, periodic updates
and modified and full duty return to work process.
  • Financial reporting:
  • Partners with Finance to prepare budget annually,
review actuals quarterly and adjust reserves as needed.
  • Equity plan administration.
  • Knowledge: mathematical aptitude
  • Skill: strong management, analytical, communication
and customer service skills, able to work independently
  • Education: Bachelors degree required.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years benefits administration
and management experience.
  • Ability to multi-task, and change project priorities,
able to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a
Apply Online: Interested Candidates will be required to
submit a Cover Letter and Resume when applying.
Req. Code : 7928

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