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Benefits Administrator

Career Highlights

  • Ensures that all employees are aware of their benefit, rights, and responsibilities
  • Arranges the preparation of benefit plan materials
  • Discuss benefit plans with employees

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Career Summary

Benefits Administrator Human ResourcesA benefits administrator ensures that all employee documents, benefit policies and requirements are in compliance and administered within current regulations. They manage the annual open enrollment and any needs outside of enrollment period by:

  • Arranging preparation and distribution of materials
  • Assisting with plan changes
  • Arranging on-site representation by providers when needed
  • Monitoring vendor quality and performance
  • Process monthly billings from insurance providers

In addition, benefits administrators assist with job evaluations and determining job classification. Depending on the job classification a benefits administrator will determine if the employee is exempt or non-exempt status. Many benefits administrators are part of the human resources team and may work with personnel issues such as performing day-to-day administrative within the human resources realm. When employee benefits are up to date, work can shift towards developing specific goals and plans to organize, and accomplish company goals.

Larger companies may have a benefit administrator who works full time on nothing but benefits packages and all of the issues involved with the packages. They explain, summarize, and publish material that describes to employees their rights and obligations under they’re benefit plans. Benefit administrators handle grievances, take suggestions, and act as intermediaries between benefits providers and employees.

Business-oriented benefits administrators advance their career into a variety of banking and financial positions, such as management consulting. People-oriented benefit administrators go into departmental human resource management and career counseling, positions.




Requires a degree in:

  • Business Administration/Management
  • Health Administration
  • Human Resources / Personnel

Career Skills

  • Analyze & resolve problems
  • Corporate benefits experience
  • Organizational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Pro-active approach
  • Human Resources experience
  • Project Management

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