Washington Gas Light Co. Senior Benefits Specialist in Springfield, Virginia
Responsible for administration of WGL’s benefits programs, including Health and Welfare, Retirement and Pension.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Presents benefit programs to Leaders, HR teams, Managers and employees, ability to translate complex terms into simple terms and understanding for employees
Manages, investigates and corresponds to employees regarding escalated benefit issues and concerns
Proactive in identifying, monitoring and correcting processes and procedures impacting benefit administration or employee benefit programs. Up ot date on trends and developing areas in benefits, retirement and wellness strategies
Validates benefit programs through reporting, cost analysis and specializing in Retirement Plan administration
Facilitates in the open enrollment, financial workshops and wellbeing processes and activities, including HRIS program changes, updating communications, drafting annual rate sheet and ensuring rates are updated in system.
Collaborates with HRIS and third-party providers to ensure current and new programs are tested, updated prior to implementation
Primary contact with internal and external partners for oversight, escalations and day to day operational issues or compliance; assists with audit responses and requests for data specializing in Retirement Plans
Subject matter expertise for all benefit programs for inquiries: Health and Welfare, Leaves of Absence, PTO, EAP and Retirement and pensions
Ensures that WGL’s benefits programs are administered in compliance with applicable laws and regulations
Reconciles and processes benefit and retirement invoices and monthly pensions for payment (as needed)
Assists with the RFP processes, implementations and internal and external vendor or system changes
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, human resources or related field.
Minimum of 5 years of experience; employee benefits and retirement administration, or benefits accounting.
CBP/CEBS certification or CBP/CEBS coursework preferred.
Self-insured benefits program administration experience preferred.
Brings broad knowledge and expertise in technically complex areas in HR information systems and reporting.
Demonstrated working knowledge of benefit laws and regulations, including ACA requirements, ERISA and Section 125 Cafeteria plans etc.
Experience responding to, or assisting with, internal and external audits and non-discrimination testing.
Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and effective working relationships with business partners, managers, and peers.
Demonstrated ability to present ideas logically and concisely to diverse audiences, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, prioritize tasks successfully work in a group environment.
Demonstrated aptitude for analytics and problem solving.
Demonstrated successful ability to work in a fast-paced environment with competing tasks and meet numerous internal and external deadlines.
Experience processing complex benefits issues including Explanation of Benefits, Contracts, Service level agreements for reconciliations, validations and account coding strongly preferred.
Proven ability to use computer software and applications, including Office365applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), to share, retrieve, research, present business information.
Experience with Workday strongly preferred.
WGL is an EO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled
WGL is an EEO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled
WGL Holdings, Inc. is a public utility holding company and the parent company of WGL, a diversified energy business that provides natural gas, electricity, green power, carbon reduction and energy services. Our calling as a company is to make energy surprisingly easy - for our employees, for our community and for all our customers. WGL and its affiliates are committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status. sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical or mental disabilities, political affiliation, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.