Promise. It's a strong word that everyone understands, especially kids.
At Cook Children's, we've made a promise to improve the health of every child in our region. All of our employees come to work every day with that promise in mind, guiding them as they help our patients and their families get better and stay healthy. We know that team members come in all shapes and sizes. That's why we search for employees who know that being a true team player means never being too big to listen to the smallest member of the team.
Cook Children’s Health Care System is looking for a Benefits Director who will be responsible for leading the design, implementation, compliance and administration of group benefit programs, which include:
travel and accident plan
flexible spending plan
403(b), 401(a), 401(k) and 457(B) retirement plans
As our Benefits Director, you will Investigate new benefit programs, improve existing programs, supervise and monitor benefit administration and compliance with all laws and regulations. You will:
design cost effective employee benefit plans designed to attract, retain and motivate talent
provide analytical and technical support in the delivery of the benefit programs
Lead design programs utilizing industry best practices, benchmarking and collaboration focused on rewarding, retaining and attracting a talented workforce.
Your role as the Benefits Director will also include collaboration with other members of the HR Leadership team in the implementation and execution of the benefits programs. Additionally, you will be the leader who tracks and measures financial impact of benefit programs, develops and monitors budgets, including adoption and usage of plans/programs.
RESPONSIBILITY AND DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY:
Determine proper course of action to resolve escalated customer service issues
Interpret plan procedures and policies
Recommend and advise on benefit enhancements and changes
Refer strategic issues to the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Coordinate benefit setup, deduction and compliance reporting issues with Information Systems, Human Resources, Field Staff and Tax Compliance
Ability to work as a team with Human Resources, Actuary, Accounting, Managers, Legal, Marketing and Public Relations departments on benefits issues
Provide excellent customer service to the employees of Cook Children's Health Care System
Outside contacts include physicians, insurance companies, network providers, drug companies, attorneys, third party administrators, worker's compensation companies, other benefits vendors and outside consultants
GUIDANCE RECEIVED: Direction and guidance will be provided by the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources. The director determines the expectations, goals, and projects assigned. Government regulations, company goals, contract directives and internal policies provide parameters to the benefits director position.
WORK DIRECTION: The benefits director directs the work of the other benefit staff to attain the department's goals.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field; MHRM or MBA preferred.
Minimum 10 years of professional benefits experience, with minimum of 5 years of leadership responsibility or similar scope
CEBS professional designation preferred
Excellent communication and organization skills are required.
Project and team management/leadership skills and experience. Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment with peers and associates. Capability of effective planning and priority setting.
Action oriented and adept at working in a fast-paced, growing organization. Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines
Strong analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of plan designs. Ability to understand, evaluate and make judgment on proposals (RFP's). Excellent analytical skills with ability to synthesize and analyze complex data to develop recommendations based on fact and logic.
Ability to select, develop, coach, counsel and motivate others.
Strong negotiation and persuasion skills, with ability to professionally interact with a diverse blend of personalities to reach resolution
Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to utilize MS Word, Excel, etc. are required.
Knowledge of benefit contract language
Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements both adopted and pending affecting employee benefit programs, including ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, SECTION 125, Workers Compensation, Medicare, OBRA, and Social Security and DOL requirements
Cook Children's is an EOE/AA - Minority/Females/Disability/Vet
Internal Number: 43263
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.Our Promise – Knowing that every child's ...life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.