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Benefits Specialist

New York, NY

The Benefits Specialist will assist in the day-to-day benefits administration and eligibility issues for U.S. benefits plans.

  • Assist in filing claims for leave of absence programs, including but not limited to disability, worker’s compensation, paid family leave and FMLA.
  • Review and process accommodation requests.
  • Assist with the COBRA/Retiree administration process.
  • Prepare and process invoices for benefits programs.
  • Assist with employee benefit questions.
  • Support Benefits team with special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned by management.

  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local benefits law and strong understanding of benefit policies, procedures and practices.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments with competing deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications, including but not limited to Excel, PowerPoint, Word. Experience in Workday is preferred but not required.
  • Detail oriented with well-developed analytical, research and problem solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills as well as solid interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with careful attention to detail and timely follow-through.
  • Ability to interact at all levels and build relationships across a diverse internal client base.
  • Flexibility in daily schedule to accommodate unexpected situations arising from departmental needs.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in internal training opportunities.

Education and/or Experience
  • 2-3 years benefits experience in a law firm or professional services organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Certification in Employee Benefits (CEBS) a plus, but not required.

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