Benefits Manager - Pillar Hotels & Resorts
Archon Group, L.P. - Irving, TX

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Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Evaluate plan design, policies, development of programs and vendor selection based on needs assessment, cost competitiveness and market data analysis.
  • Manage benefit activities associated with design, development and administration of benefit programs including medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance and 401(k).
  • Ensure regulatory compliance to all applicable state and federal laws impacting the development and administration of Company benefit programs and policies.
  • Analyze claims utilization trends to identify plan design enhancements and health and productivity improvement.
  • Conduct financial analysis of benefit program costs and analyze benefits claims experience or utilization data for cost-control and risk assessment factors.
  • Vendor management including statement of work, renewal negotiations, performance metrics, annual audits and business reviews.
  • Monitor and track financial spend of providers and services.
  • Presentation delivery to senior management to discuss proposed changes, summarize program outcomes and share innovative design concepts for future planning.
  • Actively participate in planning process for annual enrollment including plan renewals, plan design recommendations, vendor communication and implementation of changes.
  • Assist in the due diligence and integration of benefit programs for mergers and acquisitions.
  • Gather competitive data and participate in various benefit surveys.
  • Provide customer service and support to assist employees with issues and questions.
  • Create and maintain high quality, accurate record-keeping systems for benefit plans.
  • Support benefits team members for professional development.
Minimum Requirements
  • Completion of bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  • 7-10 years of benefits experience.
  • 3-5 years of benefits management experience.
  • Analytical skills with advanced Excel knowledge.
  • Strong decision-making skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • General knowledge of COBRA and FMLA laws.
Preferred Skills
  • Experience with UltiPro
  • PHR, SPHR and/or CEBS certification
  • Strong project management skills.
  • 2+ years of experience working with self-insured benefit plans.