Manager, Employee Benefits
Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals - Philadelphia, PA

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PRIMARY FUNCTION: Manage group insurance benefits (health, dental, prescription, vision, life, ad&d, disability, and flexible spending accounts), and tuition assistance program. Provide leadership and management oversight to Health and Welfare Benefits Staff. The job incumbent must also ensure that customer service is the highest priority.
-Actively participate in design of benefits plans and is responsible for administration and documentation of same.
-Maintain a thorough working knowledge of the content and administration of Jefferson¿s qualified and non-qualified plans and provide internal audits to ensure compliance with IRS and DOL regulations.
-Monitor performance, claims and utilization of vendors and plan costs.
-Consult with actuary, vendor representatives and attorneys regarding administration of plans according to the plan documents and appropriate IRS/DOL regulations. Interprets benefits policies and procedures.
-Oversee preparation and filing of all required government forms relative to Jefferson¿s welfare programs
-Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the core values of the University.


EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor¿s Degree Required. Master's Degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 10 years progressively responsible human resources leadership experience with at least 5 years in a Benefits supervisory role. Must possess thorough understanding of Benefits regulations to include ERISA, HIPAA, and Section 125 plans. Must possess excellent quantitative, computer, customer service and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a high level of analytical abilities, strong technical skills in HR functional areas, strong leadership, supervisory, project management and organizational skills. PeopleSoft experience a plus

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Customer relations skills are critical due to the sensitivity and complex individual needs of our employees as they related to benefits coverage and interpretation. Also ability to manage vendor relations and accountability require assertiveness and strong communication skills.

Closing Statement

Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals are partners in providing excellent clinical and compassionate care for our patients in the Philadelphia region, educating the health professionals of tomorrow in a variety of disciplines and discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care.

Thomas Jefferson University is composed of Jefferson Medical College, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, Jefferson School of Population Health, and Jefferson College of Health Professions which includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Professions. The University enrolls more than 3,200 future physicians, scientists and healthcare professionals. Founded in 1824, Jefferson Medical College is one of the largest private medical schools in the nation, with among the largest living alumni group.

As an academic medical center within a regional healthcare system, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals are dedicated to excellence in patient care, patient safety and the quality of the healthcare experience. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals among the nation's top medical centers for a number of specialties including orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, cancer, digestive diseases, ear, nose and throat and respiratory disorders. Begun in 1825, the Hospital now has 957 licensed acute care beds, with major programs in a wide range of clinical specialties. Services are provided at four locations--the main hospital facility and the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, both in center city Philadelphia, Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia and Jefferson Voorhees in South Jersey.

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. All present and future employees at Jefferson can be assured that they will not be judged on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age disability or veteran's status, but by their individual performances.