Republic Services Benefits Administrator/Retirement in Phoenix, Arizona

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: **Job DescriptionThe Benefits Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Company's benefit Plans (Health & Welfare or Retirement). The position acts as a resource for benefit plan record-keepers & administrators, employees, field personnel and payroll to help resolve issues with a high level of customer service.Principal ResponsibilitiesResponsible for day-to-day administrative functions related to the Company's benefit Plans (Health & Welfare or Retirement) including handling phone inquiries, weekly payroll file processing, wire requests, account reconciliations, benefit deduction research and adjustments, assist in preparation of communication materials and maintenance of web portals, strategy and planning. This includes running ad hoc reports, analyzing data to ensure compliance, and testing and correcting system inaccuracies. Conducts detailed research and data analysis on various plan issues and employee issues. Maintains currency with state and federal laws effecting benefit plans and programs. Assesses change in the legal environment to understand the impact on the current company policies and procedures and makes recommendations to ensure compliance as appropriate. Provides support to develop and deliver employee communications; including vendor communications. Maintains relationships with vendors to ensure their level of service is delivered to the Company's expectations. As required, meets with vendors. Facilitates problem escalations and either resolves them or escalates them to the appropriate level for resolution. Coordinates information gathering for annual audits, valuations, compliance testing, government filings, benefit committee meetings and other duties related to benefit plan administration. Provides support to the field organization. Presents employee benefit educational material to employees, including during new acquisitions, and interprets the difference between the Company and union benefit plans. Resolves issues and builds field relationships. Assists benefits department with maintenance and tracking of all legally required documentation in accordance with IRS/DOL requirements, including timely distribution to employees.Administers and tracks the requirements for all collective bargaining agreement benefit language. Assists in the processing and administration of life insurance claims. Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent. The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.