Benefits Analyst

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Almac Group is currently seeking a Benefits Analyst for our Souderton, PA location. The Benefits Analyst will perform a variety of highly complex administrative, technical and analytical work in support of benefits administration and programs.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Supports and continuously improves processes for administering and monitoring benefit programs by designing, documenting and implementing solutions that improve productivity, efficiency, and the customer experience.  Analyze benefit admin system build and work process design and flow, improve processes and leverage the return on technological capabilities.  Evaluate data and information in order to propose action and project consequences, formulate alternatives and make appropriate recommendations in the spirit of process improvement.
  • Act as the primary contact for the online Benefit Administration System (BAS), monitor data transfer files to/from BAS, and work with contacts as needed to troubleshoot and resolve vendor interface issues, system errors, and data discrepancies between BAS, HRIS, and 3rd party administrators.  Assure proper processes and procedures are in place to capture and maintain consistent and accurate benefit related data, and oversee the performance and activity of partners handling data transfers on our behalf.
  • Auditing data by leveraging complex queries, including the use of VLOOKUP, and running census information from BAS and HRIS, to be used in monitoring the performance of biweekly activities, ad-hoc audits and/or other areas of operational needs within benefits; ensure integrity of databases and provide information system support for benefits program.  Conduct research, data clean-up and data analysis on historical issues as needed.  Serve as the conduit between payroll and 3rd party vendors to ensure correct deductions are withdrawn each pay; where discrepancies are noted, ensure proper steps are taken to reconcile accounts.
  • Act as the first point of contact to business partners for benefit matters (HR, Payroll, Finance, and all External Consultants and Business Partners). Inform and educate management and employees about the requirements and provisions of existing benefit programs, as well as changes to benefit plans, administrative practices and legislated requirements and programs, leveraging technological capabilities to promote and disseminate information as much as possible. Assist with the operational components of implementing new benefit program offerings and vendor changes. Serve as a resource for information regarding benefit plans, policies and procedures; interpret employee benefit plan documents, regulations and policies; handle inquiries on the telephone and in person; answer questions and provide information requiring independent judgment, knowledge and interpretation; resolve complaints and refer callers as appropriate.
  • Monitors eligibility, plan limits, and other restrictions of plan participation to ensure compliance with both plan provisions and government requirements. Responsible for data necessary to complete government compliance activities (1095 Forms, ACA hours monitoring, PCORI, 5500s, audits, etc.), as well as coordinating data collection and updating numerous reports for management.  Coordinates the design and distribution of annual benefit enrollment materials and legally required compliance documentation (notices, SBCs, SPDs, SARs). Develop and maintain knowledge of laws and regulations that apply to benefit plans (COBRA, Sec 125, HIPAA, etc.) and retirement plans (ERISA, DOL, IRS, etc.) Oversees the 3rd party responsible for administration of COBRA compliance and Direct Billing for benefits for those on Leave of Absence and actions these cases as needed.
Required Experience / Education:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • If High School Diploma or GED, or Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree not in Human Resources, 3 years experience in benefits administration
  • If Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, 1 year general employment
  • Demonstrated understanding of benefits compliance and administration per working experience
  • Auditing
  • Track record of high proficiency in Excel: Working with Formulas in Excel
  • 3 years of experience working with Excel
  • Experience working with Benefit Administration Systems
  • Experience working with Human Resource Information Systems
  • Experience with File Feeds/EDT/System Integrations
Preferred Experience / Education:
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources
  • 2+ years experience with benefits administration
  • Benefits billing processes for self-funded health plans
What can Almac Group offer you?
  • Medical, Vision & Dental benefits from the 1st of the month following start date
  • 20 days PTO per year, accrued monthly following start date
  • 12 holidays per year
  • Company paid Long and Short-term disability along with Life Insurance
  • 401k company contribution
  • Hybrid work available for applicable roles
  • Professional development programs/ continuous learning opportunities
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Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organization that has organically grown over 50 years now employing 6,600 highly skilled personnel worldwide. Our US Headquarters is located at Souderton, PA with additional operations scattered around the US and Europe. ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a tagline – it is our way of life.
Embracing diversity is at the heart of enhancing Almac Group’s unique culture and reflects our fundamental belief that all people deserve equality, inclusivity and the opportunity for advancement. We are committed to cultivating a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment for all.  Together, we will build on the strength in our diversity and deliver exceptional solutions to advance human health globally.
RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE: Almac will only accept applications from agencies/business partners that have been invited to work on this role through our portal. Candidate Resumes/CV’s not submitted through our portal or directly to Hiring Managers will be considered unsolicited and no fee will be payable. Thank you for your cooperation.
Almac Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled - Proudly embracing diversity in all of its expressions.
Almac provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities who need assistance completing the application process.  Please email us at [email protected] to request assistance.