• Benefits Analyst

    Portland Metro Area
    Full/Part Time
    Full Time
    Req ID
  • Overview

    Northwest Permanente, P.C. is a self-governed (physician led), multi-specialty group of over 1500 physicians, surgeons, and clinicians, caring for over 600,000 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation's pre-eminent health care systems, a benchmark for comprehensive, integrated and high quality care.


    The Benefits Analyst will be responsible for benefit administration activities and serve as the primary benefit resource for Northwest Permanente employees.  Using experience and knowledge of benefit/FMLA/OFLA related laws, this position will provide best practice advice and operational improvement recommendations.  Daily duties may include benefits administration, implementing and conducting audit procedures, customer service, reconciliation of benefit plan bills, and support management of vendor relationships. 


    Major Responsibilities / Essential Functions:  

    • Responsible for new hire onboarding associated with benefits orientation
    • Assist in annual benefit open enrollment process participating in vendor meetings, internal communications, updating new elections.
    • Monitor compliance of benefit plans and recommend necessary changes: annual filings, file feeds, plan documents, SPDs and other legal notices.
    • Responsible for understanding, interpreting and complying with all state and federal laws related to health and welfare plans.
    • Responsible for life event changes by providing customer service to employee and implementing change.
    • Subject matter expert on employee benefits for internal customers, vendors, auditors, etc.
    • Administration of all health and welfare plans, fringe benefits, life & disability insurance and Cobra.
    • Responsible for the reconciliation of all benefit accounts. Responsible for reconciling discrepancies and determining solutions to resolve issues.  Responsible for benefit related audits.
    • Work collectively with Payroll to ensure the proper deductions are taken for final pay processing.
    • Assist and complete special projects as assigned


    Job Qualifications:


    Minimum Education

    • Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field.  Required education may be substituted by additional years of experience.

    Minimum Work Experience

    • Five (5) years of benefits administration experience.

    Additional Requirements

    • Proficient with MS Excel
    • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
    • Familiarity with automated file transfers to vendors
    • Experience with Benefits Administration to include medical and dental plans, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, life, AD&D, short and long-term disability
    • Knowledge of benefit plan cost drivers and plan designs
    • Knowledge of various laws such as ERISA, FMLA, OFLA, ACA, etc.
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Extensive knowledge of HRIS systems/benefit tracking systems
    • Self-motivated and proactive

    Preferred Education

    • Certified Benefit Professional (CBP) or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) status
    • Professional Human Resources (PHR) Certification

    Preferred Work Experience and Qualifications

    • Experience with Ultimate Software
    • ACA compliance


    At Northwest Permanente, P.C., we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Northwest Permanente, P.C. believes that diversity, inclusion, and equity among our employees is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


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