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Benefits Specialist

Duncan, SC 29334

Posted: 01/23/2024 Industry: Human Resources

Job Description

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Job description

Our client is looking for a full time Benefits Specialist.
M-F 8am-5pm onsite


  • Assists in administering employee benefits programs such as retirement plans; medical, dental, vision plans; life insurance plans; temporary disability programs; and wellness programs.
  • Evaluates and compares existing company benefits with those of other employers by analyzing other plans, surveys, and other sources of information. Assists in planning, developing and/or participating in area and industry surveys. Assist in analyzing results of surveys and develop specific recommendations for review by management.
  • Assists in developing specifications for new plans or modifying existing plans to ensure the accuracy of all benefits enrollments in the HRIS to provide vendors with accurate eligibility information.
  • Implements benefits communications to inform and counsel employees on programs relevant to them.
  • Provides accurate and up to date benefits related data to Employee Services, for the purposes of new-hire orientations.
  • Performs quality checks and audits of benefits-related data; participates in benefits and 401(k) audits.
  • Assists employees regarding benefits claim issues and plan changes.
  • Distributes all benefits enrollment materials and determines eligibility.
  • Enrolls employees with carriers and processes life status changes.
  • Responds to benefits inquiries from managers and employees on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes and other general inquiries.
  • Processes and administers all leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork: medical, personal, disability and FMLA.
  • Effectively interprets FMLA and ADA implications as they relate to leaves of absences/disabilities.
  • Responds to 401(k) inquiries from managers and employees relating to enrollments, plan changes and contribution amounts. Manages the annual catch-up contribution enrollment.
  • Works closely with Brokers/Providers/Vendors to facilitate successful open enrollment processes.
  • Provides necessary reports for allocation/billing charges; processes claims, changes, enrollments, and other benefits filings
  • Prepares ACA reporting and maintains ACA records throughout the year to meet compliance standards.
  • Maintains enrollment and claims records for all benefits plans

Job Requirements


  • Associate degree in HR or related field; experience and/or other training/certification in Benefits or Benefits Administration may be substituted for the educational requirements.
  • Three to five years' experience in benefits administration.
  • Experience with Benefits Program Compliance Filings and COBRA/ACE Reporting
  • Experience with Open Enrollment Administration
  • Strong excel, word, data entry and data management abilities.
  • Experience with benefits administration software is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to, and apply, company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate regularly with supervisor about department issues, using effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to have a positive, collaborative, and respectful attitude.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive employee and company information.
  • Strong work ethic.

Job Types: Contract, Full-time


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Associates (preferred or experience in lieu of degree)


  • Benefits Admin: 3 years (Required)
  • Benefits filing compliance: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person


Additional Information

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

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