Under minimum supervision, responsible for the planning, designing, implementing and administering all employee and retiree benefit programs. Programs include: comprehensive medical/dental, life, disability insurance, pension, 401(a), SERP's, other retirement related programs, and PTO programs. Leads staff and ensures highest degree of customer service is provided to all plan participants and their dependents. Plans and directs the development and implementation of new, improved and/or cost-effective benefit plans. Ensures compliance with all legal requirements; directs the preparation and filing of legally required reports, reviews and directs all accounting for benefits. Develops strong partnerships with senior management and Benefits committees.
1. Supervise staff for accurate, timely updates and maintenance of employee benefits files, i.e. new hires, terminations, open enrollment and miscellaneous changes. Conducts performance appraisals annually and on time.2. Manage, recommend and implement benefit programs through research and analysis of benefit trends for potential changes, improvements and enhancements of current programs.3. Work with the various insurance carriers, administrators, service providers and consultants to optimize benefit program results. Ensure compliance with government requirements, i.e., DOL, IRS, and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).4. Develop and prepare all employees benefit related communication material including: benefit summary material, open enrollment information packets, plan change notifications, assorted updates and required communications.5. Oversees new employee enrollment for new hires and transfers. Responsible for leading Denver Health's benefits plan. Conducts one-on-one meetings with new employees to acquaint them with their benefits and answer questions. Ensures that benefits paperwork is complete accurately and forwarded to the appropriate vendors. Maintains up-to-date and accurate filing system for all employees eligible for benefits. Answers benefits information questions for employees and vendors by telephone and in person. Manages the necessary programs to be in compliant with the ACA.6. Receives a variety of completed Fidelity forms from employees. Reviews for completeness before sending onto Fidelity. Answers retirement information questions for employees and vendors by telephone and in person. Maintains all retirement loans and payroll deductions. Processes all QDROs. Prepares Letters of Direction regarding administrative functions with Fidelity. Prepares correspondence for employees regarding Retirement Plans (i.e., Social Security Administration).7. Oversees the leave of absence function, including FMLA, ADAAA, USERRA, Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, and any other Federal, State or local leave programs. Collaborates with Workers Compensation and Payroll on these leaves.8. Oversees the Wellbeing strategies, programs and events, including the Fitness Center. Manages, recommends and implements wellbeing initiatives through research and analysis of wellbeing trends for potential changes, improvements and enhancements of current programs.9. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities1. Extensive knowledge of medical, dental, vision, life insurance, STD, LTD, 401a, 457 and FSA plans.2. Knowledge of insurance programs.3. Knowledge of leave of absence laws.4. Knowledge of wellbeing programs.5. Ability to work within HRIS systems to maximize benefits, leaves of absence and wellbeing functions.6. Exceptional oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with employees and physicians.7. Ability to work independently, establishes priorities, coordinate several activities at one time and develop individuals/team.8. Computer/word processing skills. Able to reconcile insurance invoices.9. Able to maintain confidentiality.10. Working knowledge of Defined Contribution Plans.Computers and Technology1. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
* Bachelor's Degree (Required) Education and Experience1. Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.2. Seven years of increasingly responsible Benefits, Wellness, or Leave of Absence related positions required.
Location Administrative Offices
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
Internal Number: 3407
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.