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Benefits Analyst in Mechanicsville, VA at Owens & Minor, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

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Job Description



Responsible for providing support to the Owens & Minor, Teammate Benefits program.  Compiles and maintains benefits records and documentation.  Informs and guides teammates on benefits matters regarding eligibility, coverage and provisions.  Responds to questions from teammates, beneficiaries and/or outside insurance consultants and brokers.  Advises teammates and management on the interpretation of benefit policies, programs and procedures.



1.      Develops communications on procedures and provisions for health and welfare plans including, but not limited to:  medical, dental, vision, life insurance, managed disability, long and short-term disability, vacation, health care and dependent care spending accounts.

2.      Communicates provisions of benefit packages by way of benefit booklets, new teammate orientations and/or annual policy renewal meetings.

3.      Coordinates open enrollment for benefit programs including conducting teammate meetings.

4.      Interprets benefit plan language and advises teammates regarding eligibility, coverage and claim procedures for the Company�s Health and Welfare programs.  

5.      Provides advice to supervisors and managers on methods and approaches to resolving employee benefits problems.

6.      Supervises and coordinates the administration of COBRA with outside vendor.

7.      Performs administrative work involved in the benefit functions and maintains related records.

8.      Verifies outside vendors� and insurance companies� invoices and submits them for approvals and payment.

9.      Prepares cost and participation reports on welfare plans and makes recommendations to management.

10.  Researches employee health and welfare best practices. Monitors legal changes in benefits program administration.  Recommends modifications to existing policies.

11.    Supports team in completing special projects as required.


1.      Ability to travel up to 10%

2.       Performs additional duties as directed.



�         Bachelor�s degree required.

�         Minimum, three (3) years of experience, required, in Benefits, Human Resources or a related disciplinary area, preferred.


�         Knowledge of benefit plans (structure & design)

�         Strong analytical and problem solving ability

�         Strong skillset in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word). 

�         High comfort level with new systems and technology. 

�         Ability to multi-task, work independently and establish priorities; stay organized and exercise flexibility when working on multiple projects.

�         Ability to interact with staff at all levels of the company, cross-functional teams multiple departments on a daily basis

�         Ability to work as a team player with strong team collaboration

�         Strong written and verbal communication skills

�         Planning and organizational skills

�         Detail oriented

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