Benefits Manager Resume Sample One

999 Main Street Anytown NY 99999 (999) 999-9999

Curtis M. Carnegie


BENEFITS MANAGER – ABC Company October 2006 to Present

  • Administer benefit programs including medical, dental, vision, life, FSA, 403(b), pension, disability, EAP and COBRA for active, and retired employees.
  • Manage STD and LTD disability and absence programs in compliance with HIPAA, FMLA, ADA and other related applicable laws.
  • Coordinate the operation of benefits with internal and external business partners including IT, payroll, finance, vendors and consultants.
  • Stay abreast of trends, cost issues, and changes affecting employee benefits and propose new initiatives and or modifications to existing programs.
  • Prepare and analyze financial data related to benefit program operations and provide suggestions and recommendations to HR leadership regarding improvements.
  • Answer and assist with the resolution of employee benefit inquiries according to benefit policies and procedures.
  • Create, review and coordinate employee communications, including employee handbook, company newsletters, publications and company intranet.
  • Provide technical research, plan interpretation and educational support to multiple site staff.
  • Manage relationships and the exchange of information with insurance carriers and external brokers and consultants for, claim and utilization data, enrollment information and renewals.
  • Consolidated medical plans of multiple locations into one plan generating a cost savings of $650,000.

BENEFITS MANAGER – GHI Company June 2005 to July 2006

  • Designed, implemented and administered benefits programs for a fortune 500 company with 25,000 domestic employees
  • Managed third-party administrators and benefits carriers which included cost control initiatives and performance guarantees
  • Served as subject matter expert for health & welfare escalated appeals and managed a team of benefits professionals
  • Collaborated with legal counsel in order to develop benefits programs with particular focus on health care reform
  • Saved $1.8m+ on annual company-wide benefit costs through plan design changes and comprehensive benefits audit
  • Managed annual enrollment project with third party administrator and all health and welfare carriers
  • Directed health and welfare request for proposal projects assuring the process met the firm’s independence requirements
  • Managed all aspects of the Workers Compensation program across the U.S. including the monopolistic states
  • Developed the communication strategy for active, retiree and grandfathered health & welfare plans including all polices, plan documents, summary plan descriptions, certificates, annual enrollment and all other communication materials

BENEFITS MANAGER – XYZ Corporation September 1999 to July 2004

  • Comprehensive Group Benefits Plan including Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability including FMLA
  • Workers Compensation
  • All other employee benefits plan including tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance. PTO, all other leaves of absence
  • Unemployment
  • Premium processing for all Insured Benefit Programs
  • Liaison between associates and insurance plan for resolution of issues
  • Funding of all plans
  • Coordinated programming and preparation of all vendor feeds to ensure accuracy for plan enrollment, billing and record keeping
  • Open Enrollment Education, initiated conference calls and Webex presentations to 500 store national chain. Training in brand headquarters included open enrollment seminars.
  • HIPAA Compliance and Training
  • Trained and supervise staff of 2
  • 401(k) Administration
  • Associate Guide (Policy) – editor of 3 proprietary publications


New York University – New York, NY August 2007 to Present
(59 hours of Undergraduate Courses)

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