How to Hire a Benefits Coordinator

Does your growing business need a benefits coordinator? A benefits coordinator can offer knowledgeable advice about insurance plans and what best suits employees.

Here are some tips to help you find great benefits coordinator candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $17.69 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$55.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Benefits Coordinator?

Hiring a benefits coordinator can be a great addition to your team. A benefits coordinator supports Human Resources by assisting employees with questions and concerns about their insurance benefits. They help facilitate a smooth introduction for new hires in addition to administering and managing other employees benefit profiles.

• Detailed information available about benefit options
• Help with on-boarding new staff members
• Consultant for employees with concerns

Skills to look for in a great Benefits Coordinator

A great benefits coordinator candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Strong background with COBRA and FMLA
• Experience working with sensitive information
• Ability to multitask
• Firm understanding of insurance enrollment processes
• Approachable and helpful
• Organization

Writing a Benefits Coordinator job description

A thoughtful description is important for finding qualified benefits coordinator candidates. A benefits coordinator job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for benefits coordinator jobs, such as:

• Employee Benefits Coordinator
• Head Benefits Coordinator
• Benefit Counselor

Interviewing Benefits Coordinator candidates

Strong candidates for benefits coordinator positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Experience working with sensitive information
• Background in insurance
• How they prioritize deadlines

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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