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Benefits Analyst

Company: Virgin Galactic
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Who We AreVirgin Galactic, www.VirginGalactic.com (SPCE:NYSE), recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, like in making better use of space. Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology. From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space, it is clear that there is much more that unites us than divides us."We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody - and change the world for good." Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin GalacticIf you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today! Your Mission The Benefits Analyst must work from either our Tustin CA Headquarters 2-3x per week or our Las Cruces NM office 2-3x per week.The Benefits Analyst is responsible for assisting with the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, voluntary benefits, and the 401(k) plan. They are responsible for handling employee inquiries and assisting employees with enrolling in the company benefit programs.Their duties include maintaining the benefits enrollment system and keeping detailed records of employee enrollment documentation and overseeing the enrollment process between the HR system and carrier websites. They are also responsible for updating and posting employee benefits materials to aid employee understanding of benefits.Duties/Responsibilities

  • Responds to employee inquiries on benefits coverages, eligibility, elections, status changes and other general inquiries.
  • Conducts the benefits portion of New Hire Orientation, informing employees about the details of the benefits plans they are eligible for and how to enroll.
  • Ensures dependent eligibility documentation is received and validated for all dependent enrollments.
  • Coordinates new hire and life events enrollments to ensure carriers receive eligibility and election information.
  • Ensures the accuracy of all benefits enrollments in the HRIS system so that vendors receive accurate eligibility information.
  • Processes life status change enrollments.
  • Reviews/audits all benefits billing and invoicing for accuracy, timely payment, and reporting
  • Reviews/audits payroll for accurate benefits deductions
  • Performs routine audits and reconciliation of benefits data.
  • Supports annual Open Enrollment, including updating system with benefit plan details, conducting employee information sessions, and answering questions.
  • Prepares benefits census and audit reports.
  • Coordinates with 3rd party leave administrator and People teammates/management on leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork to ensure timeliness and legal compliance.
  • Responds to 401(k) inquiries relating to enrollment timing, contribution amounts and separation questions.What You Bring Required Skills/Abilities:
    • Extensive knowledge of employee benefits and applicable laws.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to inform employees about their benefit options and how to enroll.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge of leave of absence laws and processes, including California leave laws.
    • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced knowledge of Excel.
    • Proficient with HR systems, including benefits and payroll systems. Experience with administering benefits though Success Factors or ADP Workforce Now a plus.
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Thorough understanding of local, state, and federal laws involving benefits administration.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.Required Education and Experience:
      • Associate's degree in HR or related field, Experience and/or other training/certification may be substituted for the required education.
      • 5+ years of experience in benefits administration.
      • Experience with supporting multiple benefits plans that include retirement, health, medical, dental, vision, life, etc.
      • Experience serving as the point of contact for benefits enrollments and materialsPreferred
        • Bachelor's degree in human resources or related field of study.
        • CEBS and/or CBP credentials helpful.
        • Experience in a start-up organization or a highly unique cultural environment.Physical Requirements
          • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. ITAR RequirementsTo conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR
            • 120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees.As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ( "fully vaccinated" means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination's last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire.Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Virgin Galactic, Las Cruces , Benefits Analyst, Professions , Las Cruces, New Mexico

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