Senior Benefits Specialist

  • Homie
  • South Jordan, UT, USA
  • Nov 06, 2021

Job Description

What does it mean to be a Homie? Being a Homie means compassionately looking out for others, doing the right thing even if it’s the hard thing, and showing up as your true, authentic self. At Homie, we’re a friendly group of curious dreamers and expert operators who believe the status ain’t quo. For too long, the way homes have been bought and sold has been outdated, costly, and overcomplicated. We’re here to change that. Through a combination of technology and expert, full-service agent support, Homie is simplifying the real estate process and eliminating high fees and commissions.

Homie launched in 2015. Five years later, we're one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the country and the #1 listings brokerage in the great state of Utah. With real estate, home loans, and insurance services under one roof, Homie is disrupting an industry and paving the way for what real estate can, and should, become. We’re on a mission to make homeownership affordable, easy, and accessible for all — and we’re just getting started.

Homie Values

Disruption: Real estate is ready. The time is now.
Loyalty: Homies come first — our customers, team members, and communities.
Balance: Work is an important part of your life, but it’s not your life.
Humility: Grateful isn’t dead. And there’s always more to learn.  

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Benefits Specialist to join our Human Resources team. The right person for this role is understanding, informative and is someone who is collaborative and energetic. It is important to have a passion for meeting new people, and a vast knowledge of all things in the benefits world!

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the design and distribution of materials for benefit orientation, open enrollment, and summary plan descriptions.
  • Process all system changes and paperwork including new employees, COBRA, beneficiaries, disability, and death claims, administer 401(k) rollovers, QDROs, distributions, loans, hardships, and compliance testing.
  • Reconcile monthly benefit invoices. Audit benefit premium deductions, investigate and resolve payroll and benefit premium discrepancies, ensuring transparent and timely communication to carriers and payroll.
  • Complete and analyze benefit surveys and forecast trends to assist with future benefits design recommendations. Managing other surveys as needed. 
  • Oversee and support employee well-being initiatives.
  • Serve as a point of contact for benefit providers. Coordinate with providers to clarify, administer, or resolve any questions or problems which may result in connection with the employee benefit programs.
  • Support leaves of absence including workers compensation claims, FMLA, Paid Parental Leave, state leaves, etc.
  • Answering all incoming benefits questions. 
  • Performs regular quality checks of benefits data.
  • Manages the 401(K) audit with the payroll department.
  • Provides necessary reports for allocation/billing charges.
  • Process all workers compensation claims and OSHA filings.
  • Presenting the benefits information at the weekly new hire orientation.
  • Managing Donde, Nivati, and other employee benefits partnerships.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other laws and regulations, benefits administration, WC, COBRA, compensation, and employment law
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills 
  • Proficient with Google Suite 
  • 3 years minimum experience in Benefits Administration 
  • Knowledge of ADP Workforce Now (preferred)

What you’ll love about working at Homie

  • Holidays: 13 paid holidays, including our very own - Homie Day! Oh, and you get your birthday off!
  • 401K retirement savings plan
  • Time off: To begin you will receive a week of separated sick time and starting PTO at 3 weeks per year (accrual), with an increase each service year
  • Mental health is very important to us! We have online assistance programs that include things such as virtual yoga, meditation, and even the ability to book virtual counseling
  • Health benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision with an HSA option. Life and Disability coverage
  • Company stock options
  • Discounted rates on Homie products: Title, Mortgage, Insurance, or new home purchase
  • More About Homie
    Homie’s Marketing Engine engages interested customers so all our professionals spend ALL of their time doing one thing - helping the customer. No prospecting, no schmoozing, and no back-scratching. Our success in Utah has led to expansions in Arizona (2019), Nevada (2020), Idaho (2020), and Colorado (2020). Our ambitions certainly don't stop here; join our team as we continue to disrupt the home-buying experience and change the real estate industry nationwide!

    Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

    At Homie, our employees are authentic and come from all walks of life because the people we serve are from all walks of life. Homies are diverse, side hustlers, investors, home (or potential) owners, LGBTQ+, and working hard for that “American Dream” for everyone & anyone. We are traditionally educated as well as from the school of hard knocks. We are industry innovators disrupting the status quo. homies are people committed to working in a safe, supportive and collaborative environment where all ideas are heard and valued. homies don’t merely work here, they build their careers here and join a family that embraces love, is accepting of all and is truly inclusive and that inclusion is how we unleash the power of diversity. We strive to foster belonging, empowerment and create a relevant and meaningful experience for our diverse customers because it is an external representation of all our diverse homies. As such we are engaged with our diverse communities and homies are proud to represent them as we build a better home for tomorrow.