HR Specialist - Benefits
Permanent General Assurance Corp. 4.52 reviews - Nashville, TN

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Permanent General Companies, Inc., also known as “The General” is a rapidly growing company and a leading non-standard automobile insurance provider. Currently, we are seeking a Human Resources professional to coordinate the Benefits function for the entire company . This position will be a part of the corporate HR team and work at the corporate headquarters in Nashville, TN. The company offers a casual, employee-friendly environment, with opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

Permanent General offers a competitive compensation and benefit package including medical, vision, dental and life insurance after one month of employment, flexible spending accounts, wellness initiatives, tuition reimbursement, paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays), 401(k) plan with matching contribution and much more!

Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Manager, Compensation and Benefits, the Benefits Specialist will provide responsive service to associates and internal departments while managing all benefits-related eligibility processing. Duties will include planning, employee education, processing benefits forms, entering new information and changes into multiple systems, reviewing and verifying insurance/benefit billings on a monthly basis and administering all company leave plans. Essential responsibilities for the position will include:
Administering all company provided leave plans, including FMLA, Military Leave, Bereavement Leave, Short and Long-Term Disability, unpaid leaves-of-absence and Worker’s Compensation.
Providing guidance and training to all members of management regarding leaves and providing appropriate leave plan documentation following federal, state and company guidelines.
Drafting communications to associates, managers and carriers. Maintaining communications with associates while on leave to ensure a proper return to work.
Preparing and providing benefit orientation programs to eligible associates while actively evaluating and seeking ways tom improve the new hire orientation experience. Makes adjustments to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the program.
Ensuring all benefit plan documents, summary plan descriptions, booklets, information brochures and presentation materials are accurate and current.
Planning, coordinating, implementing and conducting annual open enrollment benefit changes as well as system changes, communication materials and enrollment meetings.
Entering new member enrollment and associate status changes using both vendor procedures as well as internal HRIS system.
Establishing associate eligibility, coverage and effective date along with premium payment responsibility by auditing and reconciling monthly invoices. This includes bi-weekly reconciliation and payment of flexible spending account deferrals.
Verifying calculation of monthly premiums for all group insurance plans and maintaining statistical data relative to participation, premiums and costs.
Assisting with identifying and writing standard operating processes, procedures and guidelines of job functions for others to follow when necessary.
Ensuring all benefit information in the HRIS database is accurate and current.
Resolving associate concerns in a timely manner by thoroughly researching and investigating the issue and following up with the associate and /or supervisor.
Identifying claim issues and/or trends by working with associates and insurance companies to resolve applicable issues; then reporting and issues and trends to manager.
Collaborating with Payroll and other departments to ensure billing and payroll deductions are accurate and timely.
Actively participating in the company’s wellness committee.
Coordinating with vendors on the use of our technology, including implementation and testing of system changes, in order to recommend and develop the most efficient ways for associates to manage their own benefits.

Qualifications:
High school diploma is required. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business Administration is preferred.
Requires a minimum of two years’ experience in human resources, benefits or HRIS administration, or a training or supervisory role.
PeopleSoft HRIS experience is preferred.
Must have an intermediate knowledge of human resources and related laws/regulations.
Solid knowledge of vendor benefits and vendor benefit enrollment processes is necessary.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels within the organization as well as outside vendors and group administrators is essential.
Must have the ability to collect, compile and organize facts, figures and/or other information for analysis as well as the ability to use and interpret information after selecting the proper method of analysis.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are needed, along with solid time management and organization skills.
An intermediate knowledge of Microsoft office applications is required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Must have the ability to perform basic math calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
This position requires occasional travel.

About this company
4.52 reviews
Permanent General specializes in "nonstandard" or "specialty" auto insurance, which is auto insurance for people who are new, or relatively...