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Benefits Coordinator

Human Resources
Commerce, CA
August 10, 2017

At 99 Cents Only Stores, LLC, we are recruiting talented individuals for the position of Jr. Benefits Coordinator.

99 Cents Only Stores is a unique extreme value retailer of primarily name brand consumables and general merchandise. We provide an exciting primary shopping destination for value-conscious consumers, and a fun treasure-hunt shopping experience for individuals and families in our communities! Our corporate associates support our stores in delivering an exemplary experience to customers with a fun, friendly and energetic approach, resourceful problem-solving, and innovating ideas that bring great products at great value to families throughout the communities we serve. We offer competitive medical, dental and vision plans, an outstanding 401K plan, and fantastic career opportunities! If this sounds like your next career step, read on!

The Position

The Benefits Coordinator responsibilities include coordinating activities related to the company benefit programs including open enrollment, file maintenance, documentation preparation, responding to routing questions, and promoting a culture of wellness through activities, programs and customer service.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the company’s benefit programs, consulting with and advising associates on eligibility, amounts of coverage, and claims procedures. Communicates benefit information to associates during open enrollment.
  • Maintains benefit records and files; prepares documents necessary for implementing associates’ benefit coverage related to benefits billing. Compiles and submits periodic reports as required.
  • Submits payment requests for all benefit vendors and audits payments to ensure payments are correct and apply to appropriate associates. Administers the payment process with vendors to ensure their systems accurately reflect associates’ status.
  • Coordinate daily benefits processing. Handle enrollments, COBRA, beneficiaries
  • Respond to benefits inquiries from employees on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes and other general inquiries
  • Process and administer leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork: medical, personal, disability, CFRA and FMLA
  • Monitor ACA compliance and take action on issue resolution and communication needs.
  • Monitor and correct weekly interface error files between our payroll system and our retirement plan vendor, and various other benefits related interfaces
  • Develop a working knowledge of the Human Resources information system and how it interfaces with the various benefit carriers file integrations/transmissions
  • Develop a good level of knowledge of the third party administrator process for COBRA billing
  • Partners with benefit vendors to provide events such as health fairs.Identifies and contacts appropriate vendors to participate in these events, coordinates the actual events, and obtains feedback from associates concerning their effectiveness.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Skills and Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in benefits and leaves administration across different states
  • Approachable demeanor, excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, able to cope with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines in a fast-paced technical environment
  • Familiarity with federal and state employment regulations
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of organization, both internally and externally
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proficient use of applicable technology (Word, Excel)
  • Ability to work in team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple responsibilities

99 Cents Only Stores is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.