• Benefits Specialist

    Job Locations US-WI-Sheboygan
    Job ID
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    Acuity seeks an experienced Benefits Specialist to oversee and administer the Acuity employee benefit programs (health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, worker’s compensation, life insurance, flexible spending plan, and 401(k) plan) in compliance with ERISA, HIPPA, COBRA, FMLA and applicable Federal and/or State employment laws, and other duties as requested.



    • Planning, organizing and administering the activities related to group health, dental, vision, life, flexible spending, 401(k) programs.
    • Maintaining and monitoring insurance program/policies including the renewals, bids, claim problems, network development and insurance education.
    • Managing 401(k) plan including; but not limited to, establishing internal controls, coordinating outside independent audits, plan changes, and company-wide communication.
    • Administering and participating in the selection of third-party vendors/administrators.
    • Designing and implementing internal controls to analyze employee benefit data to ensure accuracy including service levels from third-party administrators.
    • Preparing weekly reports for General Counsel/Vice President-Human Resources.
    • Preparing and developing on-going communication strategies and educational materials regarding the benefits package and other government mandated disclosures for all the insured employees.
    • Overseeing the reconciliation of health plan eligibility reports.
    • Administering health plans including enrollments, life event changes and terminations.
    • Maintaining employee confidential benefit files.
    • Training Human Resources personnel on Acuity benefit programs
    • Assisting with new employee orientation on Acuity benefit programs.
    • Administering Family and Medical Leave, Long Term Disability cases, and providing guidance on Life Benefits.
    • Filing and monitoring workers’ compensation claims and reporting to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
    • Performing research to ascertain the best program to suit a company's structure, function, and demographics.
    • Staying current on changing Federal and State regulations and legislation that may affect employee benefit plans including but not limited to Affordable Care Act.
    • Regular and predictable attendance.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.



    Bachelor's degree.  Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) or similar designation helpful.



    Job related experience helpful. Three (3) years direct experience preferred.



    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proven judgment and decision making abilities.
    • Sound project management skills.
    • Ability to work independently and on a team.
    • Willingness to take initiative.
    • Capacity for meeting deadlines while working under pressure.
    • Regard confidentiality with the highest integrity.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.


    This position is classified as exempt.


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