New York Blood Center Enterprises

Senior Benefit Specialist

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Job ID
Human Resources


At New York Blood Center, one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world, our focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. Join us as we work towards meeting and exceeding the growing needs of our diverse communities, further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, and expand our impact on the local, national, and global communities we serve.


As an integral member of our HR team, you will assist in the management of employee benefits across the organization, including the development of cost control procedures to assure maximum coverage at the least possible cost to the company and employee.

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Assisting in the development, recommendation and installation of approved, new, modified and existing plans and employee benefit plans and policies.
  • Maintaining and recommending benefits programs within the industry standards by evaluating and comparing existing company benefits with external benchmarks.
  • Planning, developing and participating in area and industry surveys.
  • Collaborating with benefits broker to develop strategic recommendations for review by management.
  • Maintaining contracts, summary plan descriptions and communicating changes to participants as required. Ensuring compliance with all regulations and requirements.
  • Administering regulatory compliance for FMLA, COBRA, ACA filing, Medicare and Medicaid audits and others as needed.
  • Responding to benefit inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
  • Communicating benefit offerings to employees and maintaining benefits materials.
  • Liaison with third party benefits administrators, carriers and regional counterparts.
  • Maintaining, editing, correcting and entering all benefit related transactions into HCM and other systems, and performing audits to ensure data integrity.
  • Administering a variety of health and wellness benefit plans and ancillary benefits programs.
  • Administering retirement plans (403b/457b/457f, FSA, HAS, Commuter.
  • Reconciling monthly payments to carriers and unions.
  • Facilitating benefits orientation.
  • Assisting with 5500 filing, nondiscrimination testing.
  • Handling other related functions as assigned


To qualify, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Health Administration, or related discipline, along with 5+ years of Benefits Administration experience. Knowledge of health and welfare plans, COBRA, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, ERISA, Section 125 plans, as well as union and non-union environments, will be expected, as will a working knowledge of HCM systems. Strong attention to detail and problem-solving abilities, along with superior oral/written communication, organizational, multitasking, PC and analytical skills are a must.


Unless otherwise specified, all posted opportunities are located in theNew York or Greater Tri-State office locations.


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