Benefits and Wellness Specialist
Fully Remote Cleveland, OH
Description

At Asurint, we’re building a leading information-based technology company in Cleveland, Ohio. Asurint is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing innovation, flexibility and personal ownership to background screening – all while addressing the changing regulatory landscape. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the positive onboarding experience of their employees. We are succeeding because they succeed.


Summary

The Benefits and Wellness Specialist is responsible for all aspects of the implementation and daily administration of the benefits program and is a strategic champion of our corporate wellness initiatives.


Responsibilities

  • Assists in the development of employee health and welfare benefit strategies and contribution schemes; monitors claims utilization; manages open and new hire enrollments as well as life event changes; helps identify benefit offering gaps and recommends strategies.
  • Seeks out new ideas/offerings to enhance existing wellness program and encourage participation; monitors program results and impact on medical plan claims experience; tailors wellness initiatives to specific population needs as indicated by medical claims experience in order to maximize plan ROI.
  • Administers retirement plan; sets and attends plan investment review meetings; helps facilitate plan testing and reporting activities as required.
  • Develops robust communication plan to educate and engage employees around all components of Asurint’s benefits program. 
  • Completes or assists in completion and submission of IRS Forms 5500; distributes required notices/disclosures.
  • Collaborates with Payroll Specialist to update changes in benefit deductions and elections following enrollments and life event changes.
  • Reviews monthly carrier/provider invoices and submits for timely payment.
  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of benefits, deductions or other related data as needed.
  • Assists staff with general questions related to benefits and wellness.
  • Understands taxation of employee/employer-paid benefits and advises the company on appropriate tax qualification of various benefit programs.
  • As a member of the HR Department, collaborates with team members to keep them apprised of benefits and wellness updates/initiatives; contributes to HR’s mission to provide high-touch service to Asurint team members.
  • Manages vendors and outside service providers effectively; sets expectations and holds them accountable.
  • Other duties as required.


Requirements
  • Experience managing/providing employee support for employee benefits plans is required.
  • Experience managing third-party benefits brokers, vendors, and service providers is required.
  • Attention to detail and a customer-service approach is required.
  • Experience ensuring compliance with ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, ACA and applicable tax and employment laws is required.
  • Experience with the legal/court system is preferred.
  • Experience with background screening is preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required. Relevant business management systems such as general ledger, HRIS, CRM, etc., are preferred. Human capital management systems are required.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field is required.  
  • Certifications or licensure: Certified Employee Benefits Specialist is preferred. Driver’s license and ability to maintain a driving record that is satisfactory to the Company’s liability insurance carrier is required.
  • Years of relevant experience: 2 to 5 years is preferred.

Working Conditions

  • The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of offices, which includes the need for general safe workplace practices with office equipment and computers, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
  • This position is performed in an office setting although off-site meetings in various settings occur.
  • The schedule is generally normal business hours although there is a requirement to perform work, attend meetings and events before or after normal workings hours, and occasionally on weekends and evenings.
  • Some travel by personal automobile and a valid driver's license is required. Occasional overnight travel is required.
  • Lift light objects [less than 20 pounds] and carry them short distances [20 feet or less].

Benefits

In exchange for your unique abilities, perspectives and teamwork, ASURINT offers an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • 401(k)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision effective first day of employment
  • Paid Time Off and eight company paid holidays
  • Free gym in building
  • Learning and Development programs
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Business Casual Attire
  • Employee Referral Bonus

*Asurint is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.