Benefits Analyst

The Benefits Analyst will be responsible for benefit administration activities and serve as the primary benefit resource for Northwest Permanente employees. Using experience and knowledge of benefit/FMLA/OFLA related laws, this position will provide best practice advice and operational improvement recommendations. Daily duties may include benefits administration, implementing and conducting audit procedures, customer service, reconciliation of benefit plan bills, and support management of vendor relationships.


Join Our Medical Group

Northwest Permanente is a self-governed, physician-led, multi-specialty group of 1,500 physicians, surgeons, and clinicians, caring for 630,000 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s preeminent health care systems, a benchmark for comprehensive, integrated, value-based, and high-quality care.


Major Responsibilities / Essential Functions

  • Responsible for new hire onboarding associated with benefits orientation
  • Assist in annual benefit open enrollment process, participating in vendor meetings, internal communications, updating new elections
  • Monitor compliance of benefit plans and recommend necessary changes: annual filings, file feeds, plan documents, SPDs and other legal notices
  • Responsible for understanding, interpreting and complying with all state and federal laws related to health and welfare plans
  • Subject matter expert on employee benefits for internal customers, vendors, auditors, etc.
  • Administration of all health and welfare plans, fringe benefits, life & disability insurance and Cobra
  • Responsible for the reconciliation of all benefit accounts
  • Responsible for reconciling discrepancies and determining solutions to resolve issues
  • Responsible for benefit related audits
  • Work collectively with Payroll to ensure the proper deductions are taken for final pay processing
  • Assist and complete special projects as assigned

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field. Required education may be substituted by additional years of experience

Minimum Work Experience

  • Five (5) years of benefits administration experience

Additional Requirements

  • Proficient with MS Excel
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Familiarity with automated file transfers to vendors
  • Experience with Benefits Administration to include medical and dental plans, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, life, AD&D, short and long-term disability
  • Knowledge of benefit plan cost drivers and plan designs
  • Knowledge of various laws such as ERISA, FMLA, OFLA, ACA, etc.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Extensive knowledge of HRIS systems/benefit tracking systems
  • Self-motivated and proactive

Preferred Education

  • Certified Benefit Professional (CBP) or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) status
  • Professional Human Resources (PHR) Certification

Preferred Work Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience with Ultimate Software
  • ACA compliance

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Northwest Permanente, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Northwest Permanente believes that equity, inclusion, and diversity among our employees are critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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