GOAT Group is seeking a Senior Benefits Specialist who will be responsible for planning and executing the day-to-day operations of the company’s benefits programs in addition to being the main contact and  administrator for leaves of absences.

In this role, you will:

  • Manage and administer all aspects of employee benefits programs, including but not limited to 401(k), medical, dental, vision, FSA, disability, life insurance and accidental death policies
  • Respond to employee questions related to claims issues, plan eligibility, and life event changes
  • Support the open enrollment process, including HRIS setup/configuration, employee communications, conducting system testing, and answering employee questions
  • Manage monthly benefit invoicing including reconciling to ensure accuracy of payments made
  • Prepare and file required government reports, such as Form 5500 and ACA reporting
  • Regularly conduct benefit audits, and review benefits’ file errors to correct issues as needed
  • Conduct bi-weekly payroll audits to ensure all benefit deductions are appropriately deducted from employee paychecks; partner with the payroll team to resolve discrepancies
  • Monitor Evidence of Insurability form status and update approved coverages
  • Manage leave of absence program, partnering with HR Business Partners and legal as necessary in addition to continuously improving the process
  • Partner with internal immigration point of contact as needed for visa transfers & renewals, LCA postings, and maintaining PAFs
  • Assist with and/or manage implementing new benefit programs and suggest changes to current programs
  • Create standard operating procedure documents for Benefit programs
  • Coordinate regular on-site/virtual benefits education sessions
  • Develop and deliver communication materials and educational resources to help employees understand their benefits and wellness options
  • Other benefits support as needed

We are looking for:

  • 5+ years of experience in Human Resources with knowledge of benefits plan general structure along with employee leave administration
  • Knowledge of Federal and State governing regulations including FMLA, ADA, ACA, ERISA, IRS §125 Cafeteria Plans, HIPAA, and experience administering benefits plans
  • Ability to efficiently perform several tasks concurrently and work independently in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability to problem solve complex benefits and leave of absence issues
  • High level of organization and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with UKG/PlanSource is a plus
  • Global benefits experience is a plus


The hiring range for this position is below, plus benefits (401K, paid time off, dental, medical, vision, disability, life insurance options). To determine starting pay within the hiring range, we carefully consider a variety of factors, including primary work location, role/level, a candidate’s skills, experience, market demands, and internal parity. You may reach out to a recruiter for additional information.
Hiring Range:
$74,300$92,800 USD
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