• Manager, Benefits

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    Under the general direction of the AVP of Total Rewards, this position is responsible for planning, developing and managing cost-effective benefit programs that support the company’s needs and business objectives. The position also supervises a Benefits Administrator and Benefit Analyst.



    1. Supervises the Benefits Administrator and the Benefits Analyst including: managing workload, coaching, developing their skills and managing performance while providing significant input on hiring, salary and performance decisions.
    2. Administers employee benefits programs such as retirement plans, section 125 health care plans, life insurance plans and disability programs. Also, oversees miscellaneous benefits such as Tuition Reimbursement and Scholarships, Employee Support, and Holiday Gift cards.
    3. Evaluates and compares existing company benefits with those of other employers by analyzing other plans, surveys, and other sources of information. Plans, develops, and/or participates in area and industry surveys. Analyzes results of surveys and develops specific recommendations for review by management.
    4. Monitors monthly costs of plans. Prepares annual cost analysis of benefits as a percent of payroll. Develops specifications for new plans or modifies existing plans. Develops company cost information for new plans and makes recommendations to management concerning sharing of cost between employer and employee.
    5. Coordinates with HR Systems, vendors and payroll for the implementation of new and changed plans. Prepares and coordinates new plans and changes by preparing announcement material, booklets, and other media for communicating new plans to employees. Conducts employee meetings and arranges for enrollment of employees. Conducts employee benefit seminars and rounds to all locations. Revises and reissues all communications material on benefits periodically.
    6. Prepares and executes, with legal consultation, benefit documentation such as original and amended plan texts, benefit agreements and insurance policies. Instructs insurance carriers, trustees, and other administrative agencies outside the company to effect changes in benefit program. Ensures prompt and accurate compliance.
    7. Assures company compliance with provisions of Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Supervises preparation of reports and applications required by law to be filed with federal and state agencies, such as Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, insurance commissioners, and other regulatory agencies. Reviews and analyzes changes to state and federal laws pertaining to benefits, and reports necessary or suggested changes to management. Coordinates company benefits, with government sponsored programs.
    8. Assures that existing and new benefit programs are adaptable to standardized computer and reporting systems. Develops benefit information and statistical and census data for actuaries, insurance carriers, and management.
    9. Handles benefit inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution.



    1. Bachelor’s degree required.
    2. Must have minimum of five (5) years of benefits administration experience, including both Health & Welfare & Retirement Plans; at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity.
    3. A CEBS certificate is highly desirable.
    4. Experience in a nonprofit agency setting is desirable.
    5. Must have detailed knowledge of benefit regulations.



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