Benefits Administrator Job Description

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Benefits Administrator

Benefits Administrator duties and responsibilities

  • Designing benefit programs (insurance, employee wellness etc.)
  • Evaluating and negotiating with service providers (e.g. private insurance company)
  • Assuming responsibility of timely payment of monthly premiums

Benefits Administrator Job Description Template


Job Brief

We are looking for a reliable Benefits administrator to manage all employee benefit programs in our company from leave of absence to retirement plans. Your work will be of utmost importance since the correct processing and distribution of benefits is vital for employee retention and satisfaction.

Confidentiality and efficiency are very important qualities for a benefits administrator. If you also possess communication skills and deep knowledge of regulations and benefit options, then you are our ideal candidate.

The goal is to ensure all benefit programs are managed properly to maintain and enhance employee satisfaction.


  • Design benefit programs (insurance, wellness etc.)
  • Evaluate and negotiate with service providers (e.g. private insurance company)
  • Assume responsibility of timely payment of monthly premiums
  • Manage enrollments and determine employee eligibility
  • Handle all benefit compensation and reimbursement procedures
  • Coordinate leaves of absence and process claims or requests (medical operations, worker’s compensation etc.)
  • Keep updated employee records with all relevant information (marital status, years of service, hours worked etc.)
  • Inform employees of their benefit options and plans and monitor use
  • Collaborate with accounting department for payments and deductions


  • Proven experience as benefits administrator
  • Solid understanding of different benefit plans (retirement, health & dental insurance etc.) and relevant regulations
  • Experience with ADP human resource management is a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office and/or HRMS system (e.g. Oracle)
  • Understanding of data recording and analysis
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and negotiation abilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable with adherence to confidentiality dictations
  • BSc/Ba in business administration, human resources or relevant field
Last Updated 09 Jan, 2023

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