Job Details

Prairie View A&M University
  • Position Number: 5129963
  • Location: Prairie View, TX
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Prairie View A&M University
Senior Employee Benefits Representative

Job Title

Senior Employee Benefits Representative

Prairie View A&M University

HR | Compensation & Immigration

Proposed Minimum Salary
$3,929.84 monthly

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The Senior Employee Benefits Representative, under general supervision, provides high level assistance in the utilization and understanding all benefit plans for employees and retirees. Plans include but are not limited to Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), workers compensation, military leave (USERRA), sick, and vacation. Responsible for administration of health insurance plans, flexible spending, mandatory retirement programs (TRS/ORP), employee wellness programs.

This position may pay more than the minimum proposed salary listed above, depending on experience and/or qualifications of the selected candidate.

  • Explains benefit options to employees, retirees, and beneficiaries and assists employees in benefits and attaining optimal coverage. Conducts individual and group benefit orientation sessions for new hires. Processes new employee benefit enrollments, provides benefits information, and ensures employees have completed required paperwork.
  • Coordinates and conducts annual enrollment meetings/presentations and assists employees with questions and/or issues. Reviews annual enrollment forms for appropriateness and resolves discrepancies. Enters benefit changes due to family status changes and annual enrollments. Assists in the development and distribution of benefits communications, annual enrollment communications, web-based benefit information, special programs, and benefit counseling materials.
  • Counsels employees on retirement benefits, reviews completed forms for accuracy, prepares retirement estimates, and processes retiree benefit forms. Processes death claims and assists beneficiaries with paperwork.
  • Researches and corrects errors with coverage and/or premiums paid to carriers. Mediates between benefit providers and employees in handling issues/questions and provides suggestions. Coordinates with insurance carrier personnel and System Benefits Administration, when necessary, to resolve claim disputes.
  • Monitors workers compensation, leave, benefits, and employee insurance termination/continuation of benefits. Oversees enrollment and billing of graduate student insurance programs. Ensures compliance with System benefit procedures, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Texas Department of Insurance guidelines, and other applicable State and Federal rules, policies, and regulations.
  • Develops, promotes and oversees healthy lifestyle programs and maintains wellness web pages. Plans, organize and conduct benefit, retirement, and wellness fairs or other meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two years of related experience.

Required, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Other Requirements:
  • Must be able to lift and carry up objects up to 20 lbs to set up to set up and carry materials wellness programs and events.
  • Position is required to handle Personal Health Information (PHI) in accordance with system policy and complete the HIPAA training as a condition of employment, within a reasonable timeframe after employment and on an as-needed basis thereafter.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Five or more of human resources experience in benefits and leave administration.
  • Working knowledge in applicable benefits administration laws such as FMLA, USERRA, ERISA, COBRA, ACA, etc.
  • Excellent customer service skills to provide customer consultations as needed.
  • Knowledge of HRIS.
  • Excellent presentation skills.

Job Posting Close Date:
  • 04/12/2024

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed belowin the attachment box labeled as either "Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter" on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the "Resume/CV" or Resume/Cover Letter" attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via thePVAMUCareer site.
The required documents listed in the above "Required Attachments" section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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