Benefits Manager

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Your Name
Employee Benefits Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Employee Benefits Specialist
Decreased benefits administration errors by 30% by streamlining processes, applying expert knowledge of COBRA and Group Benefit Plans.
Optimized the open enrollment process, driving employee understanding, engagement and participation to an all-time high of 95%.
Implemented a wellness program incorporated into the benefits package, leading to a 20% increase in employee satisfaction.
Redesign the company’s Life Insurance and Health Insurance policies resulting in 15% cost savings maintaining quality coverage.
Managed complex insurance claims and underwriting procedures, reducing processing time by 45%. June 2016 - December 2019
Benefits Administrator
Negotiated employee benefits packages with vendors, reducing overall costs by 25% while ensuring high quality offerings.
Created a unique Health Savings Accounts policy, increasing enrollment by 40%.
Led a small team effectively to ensure seamless Benefits Administration to over 500 employees.
Aetna September 2010 - May 2016
HR Generalist
Handled Workers Compensation cases, reduced disputes by 35% by creating a transparent and streamlined process.
Increased Term Life Insurance policy enrollments by 30%, by conducting targeted employee education sessions.
Collaborated with senior management to develop an understanding of HR policies and Benefits Design, reaching a consistent alignment in decision making.
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2020
Certified Benefits Professional (CBP)
Topic Focus: Strategic Benefits Planning, Employee Benefits Needs Analysis
Resume Worded University May 2010
Master's in Human Resource Management
Specialization in Compensation and Benefits Management
Awards: Graduate Scholar (Top 5% of class)
Benefits Management Software: Workday, BambooHR, Zenefits, ADP Workforce, Gusto
Human Resources Information Software (HRIS): Kronos Workforce Central, Oracle HCM Cloud, SAP SuccessFactors, Cezanne HR
Compliance & Reporting: ACA Compliance, ERISA compliance, 401(k) management, COBRA administration
Data Analysis Tools: Microsoft Excel (Advanced), SPSS, SQL, Tableau
Certifications: Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), WorldatWork Global Remuneration Professional (GRP)
Leadership & Volunteering: Benefits Committee Chair - Resume Worded (2021-Present), Build Your Future HR Project - (2017-2019)
Continuous Learning: Continuing professional education in Employee Benefits Laws and Regulations, Online course in Performance Management
Achievements: Organizational Excellence Award - Aetna (2013), Innovator of the Year - (2018)
Your Name
Benefits Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Hewlett Packard Enterprise March 2017 - Present
Benefits Manager
Spearheaded the design and implementation of a Voluntary Employee Benefits package boosting participation by 60%.
Led a team efforts to manage the annual open enrollment period, achieving a 98% completion within the deadline.
Streamlined group insurance policy underwriting, reducing processing backlog by 70%.
Implemented a new whole life insurance plan for the employees, saving the company $300K annually in premiums.
Reduced benefits-related queries to HR by 40% through the implementation of an efficient FAQ section and self-service portal.
Resume Worded July 2013 - February 2017
Employee Benefits Specialist
Revised the company's Health Savings Accounts offering, leading to a cost savings of 20% annually.
Applied expert knowledge of Disability Insurance to revamp the company's policies resulting in enhanced employee satisfaction.
Built and maintained a comprehensive database of employee benefit plans, ensuring accuracy and efficiency. May 2010 - June 2013
Benefits Administrator
Managed COBRA compliance and administration for over 300 terminated employees.
Assisted employees in understanding and selecting benefits during the open enrollment period.
Handled the benefits administration function for the small business sector of the company, ensuring timely updates and accuracy of data.
Resume Worded Institute July 2017
Master of Business Administration - Human Resources
Specialization in Employee Benefits and Compensation management
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2010
Bachelor of Science - Human Resources Management
Concentration in Labor Relations and Industrial Law
Award: Outstanding HR Student of the Year 2010
Benefit Administration Software: Workday, Paychex, Gusto, Zenefits, Zoho People
HR Techniques: Benefits Administration, Compensation Management, Employee Relations, Labor Law Compliance, Performance Management
Data Analysis Tools: Excel (Advanced), Google Sheets, Tableau, SPSS
Project Management Tools: Asana, Trello, Jira, MS Project
Certifications: Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
Leadership & Volunteering: President, Resume Worded Business Professionals Network - 2018 to Present, Volunteer, Local Food Bank - 2015 to Present
Courses: Advanced Excel for HR Professionals, Benefits Strategy & Management
Projects: Implemented an automated benefits administration system at HPE resulting in 30% time savings, Introduced a dynamic benefits package at Resume Worded leading to 20% increase in employee satisfaction ratings
Your Name
Benefits Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Apple February 2018 - Present
Benefits Analyst
Reduced benefits errors by 20% through in-depth analysis of current benefits operations and recommendations for improvement.
Significantly aided in the smooth transition of Health Care Reform within the organization.
Created and managed detailed reports on benefits eligibility, enrollments and payments, enhancing data transparency by 30%.
Developed metrics-based strategies to improve the open enrollment process, leading to a 15% increase in timelines adherence.
Managed the underwriting process for group insurance policies, significantly reducing processing times and errors.
Aetna September 2014 - January 2018
HR Generalist
Improved the understanding of the benefits design by conducting weekly training sessions for the HR team.
Handled Workers Compensation cases, reducing disputes by 25%.
Implemented a new Term Life Insurance policy leading to a significant increase in enrollments.
SmileDirectClub June 2010 - August 2014
HR Assistant
Assisted with COBRA administration, improving compliance and timelines.
Handled administrative tasks for open enrollment period, ensuring a seamless process.
Participated in the development of a unique health savings account policy, providing valuable inputs for effective implementation.
Resume Worded Institute February 2018
Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)
Certified at the same time as beginning Benefits Analyst position at Apple
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Human Resources Management
Concentrated in Benefits Administration
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Systems & Software: ADP, Workday, Microsoft Office Suite, HRIS Systems, SAP HR
Benefits Administration: Retirement plan administration, Premium reconciliation, Benefits Enrollment, COBRA, FMLA, ACA compliance
HR & Business: Shared Services, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Human Resources Strategy, Full-cycle Recruiting, HR Policies & Procedures
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), PHR - Professional in Human Resources
Leadership & Volunteering: National Charity League, Volunteering HR Consultant for small businesses
Awards: Aetna Employee of the Year 2017, SmileDirectClub HR Excellence Award 2012
Projects: Initiated and led a company-wide Mental Health Awareness project at Apple, resulting in a 15% increase in Employee Satisfaction Scores related to benefits
Your Name
Employee Benefits Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Uniqlo April 2019 - Present
Employee Benefits Manager
Led a massive HR process re-engineering, saving the company 250 hours per month in administrative hours.
Designed an innovative employee benefits design, increasing employee satisfaction by 50%.
Ensured 90% of eligible employees partook in FMLA through aggressive communication, reducing company exposure to risk.
Administered benefits for over 3000 employees across 50 locations.
Successfully managed Open Enrollment, achieving 100% accuracy in enrollment.
ZARA February 2016 - April 2019
Employee Benefits Specialist
Handled benefits-related employee relations issues, resulting in a 30% decrease in complaints.
Managed all aspects of benefits, ensuring compliance and timeliness.
Successfully trained new HR members on benefits management.
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Human Resources Management
Specialization in Employee Compensation and Benefits Management
Resume Worded Institute December 2015
Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)
Certification focused on retirement and health and welfare benefits plans
Employee Benefits Tools: ADP Workforce, BambooHR, Workday (Advanced), Oracle HRMS, SAP SuccessFactors, Employee Navigator
Legal Compliance & Regulations: ERISA, ACA, FMLA, COBRA, HIPAA
Benefits Analysis: Cost Analysis, Vendor Analysis, Benefits Reconciliation, Report Generation
Project Management: MS Project, G Suite, MS Office (Advanced), SharePoint
Certifications: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Benefits Professional (CBP)
Leadership & Volunteering: Member, Steering Committee - Employee Benefits Security Administration
Professional Development: Regular attendee, National Institute of Employee Benefits Professionals Conference
Publications: Article published in Employee Benefits Journal, 'An Innovative Approach to Employee Benefits Management'
Your Name
Human Resources Benefits Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2018 - Present
Human Resources Benefits Manager
Streamlined benefits enrollment process using a new HRIS, leading to a decreased processing time by 40%
Developed innovative benefits packages to attract top talent, resulting in a 25% increase in hire rate
Managed compliance using FMLA, reduced legal cases by 30%
Implemented a new onboarding system, reducing new hire processing time by 50%
Successfully managed and administered the company's deferred compensation plan boosting employee satisfaction by 20% May 2013 - May 2018
Senior HR Benefits Specialist
Led a team of four in administering the company's benefits and compensation plans, achieving 98% employee satisfaction rate
Managed benefits plan, payroll, and onboarding, reducing operating costs by 15%
Utilized HRIS for benefits administration improving efficiency by 35%
Goldman Sachs January 2009 - April 2013
HR Specialist
Managed employee relations with a focus on conflict resolution, resulting in a 20% decrease in employee turnover
Administered benefits and compensation packages boosting new hire rates by 15%
Ensured compliance with labor and employment law reducing legal issues by 25%
Resume Worded University May 2013
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Human Resources Management
Specialization in Benefits Administration and Labor Laws
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2008
Bachelor of Science - Business Administration
Concentration in Human Resources Management
Dean's List 2008 (Top 10%)
Human Resources Information Systems: Workday, SAP, PeopleSoft, Zenefits, Deputy, Kronos, Gusto, Jibble
Standards & Regulations: Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Affordable Care Act (ACA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), German (Basic)
Project Management Tools: Trello, Basecamp, Microsoft Project, Asana
Certifications: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)
Leadership & Volunteering: American Benefits Council (Committee Member), Resume Worded Community Outreach Volunteer
Awards: Resume Worded Manager of the Year (2019), Above and Beyond Award (2016)
Professional Development: Ongoing participant in HR Voices, a bi-monthly thought leadership discussion
Your Name
Benefits Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2016 - Present
Benefits Analyst
Implemented an updated benefits system, increasing employee engagement by 50%
Streamlined benefits reporting using HRIS, saving 30 hours per week
Created employee training materials on benefits, increasing benefits comprehension by 60%
Measured benefits program effectiveness using HR metrics, achieving an efficiency increase by 40%
Transitioned company to a new benefits administration provider, saving the company $2M annually February 2011 - February 2016
Human Resources Generalist
Implemented new hire orientations enhancing onboarding processes
Conducted compensation and benefits analyses contributing to a 10% decrease in turnover
Managed HR policies and legal compliance initiatives, reducing HR-related legal issues by 20%
Apple January 2007 - January 2011
HR Assistant
Assisted in benefits management and administration, contributing to a 15% increase in employee benefits satisfaction
Coordinated onboarding processes for over 200 new hires
Assisted in payroll and benefits processing, reducing errors by 30%
Resume Worded University June 2010
Master of Science in Human Resources Management
GPA: 3.75/4.00, Focus on Benefits Administration and Employee Relations
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2006
Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resources
Concentration in Human Resources Analytics
Awarded HR Excellence Scholarship in 2005
Human Resources Management Software: Workday, PeopleSoft, SAP HR, Oracle HCM, BambooHR, ADP Workforce, UltiPro
Data Analysis Tools: Excel (Advanced), SPSS, SQL (Basic), Tableau
HR Techniques: Benefits Administration, Employee Relations, Grievance Handling, HR Policies, Labor Laws
Certifications: Professional in Human Resources (PHR) - HR Certification Institute (2015), Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) - WorldatWork (2012)
Professional Affiliations: Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)
Volunteering: Volunteer Benefits Consultant - Nonprofit HR Network, Mentor - Human Resources Young Professionals Program
Your Name
Employee Benefits Advisor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded August 2015 - Present
Employee Benefits Advisor
Led a team in designing and implementing new employee benefits packages, contributing to a 30% increase in employee satisfaction
Advised employees on benefit choices resulting in a 25% increase in benefits utilization
Developed performance management strategies contributing to a 15% increase in team productivity
Successfully interpreted FMLA and other relevant laws, reducing compliance issues by 40%
Managed the successful transition to a new benefits administration provider, saving the company $1M per year April 2010 - July 2015
HR Benefits Specialist
Managed benefits and compensation plans, achieving a 95% employee satisfaction rate
Administered benefits and succession planning, increasing staff retention by 20%
Utilized HRIS for employee data management, reducing human error by 30%
Microsoft February 2006 - March 2010
HR Associate
Managed new hire orientations for over 150 employees
Assisted in benefits management, with a key role in transitioning to a new benefits administration provider
Coordinated with HR team on succession planning, resulting in smoother leadership transitions
Resume Worded Academic Center February 2015
Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)
Completed while working full-time at Microsoft
Resume Worded University May 2006
Master of Human Resources Management
Specialization in Compensation and Benefits Management
Benefits Administration: Benefits Enrollment, Health and Wellness Programs, Retirement Plans, Employee Stock Ownership Plans
HRIS Platforms: PeopleSoft, BambooHR, Workday, Oracle HCM, SAP HR
Compliance & Regulations: COBRA, ERISA, FMLA, HIPAA, ACA
Other Skills: Negotiation, Vendor Management, Data Analysis, Cost/Benefit Analysis, Benefits Program Development
Certifications: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
Volunteering: HR Advisor, Non-Profit Organizations
Leadership & Awards: HR Excellence Award -, Featured Speaker at the Annual Employee Benefits Forum
Continued Learning: Attended training sessions on Federal and State Labor Laws
Your Name
Employee Benefits Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE April 2022 - Present
Senior Employee Benefits Consultant
Strategized comprehensive and cost-effective employee benefits design, resulting in annual savings of 20%.
Optimized HRIS system to streamline FMLA tracking, reducing administrative inaccuracies by 60%.
Introduced new hire orientation program enhancing the recruiting process, leading an increase in onboarding efficiency by 35%.
Oversaw annual Open Enrollment, achieving 95% employee participation.
Led the successful setup of a Life Insurance Policy that improved employees' job satisfaction by 55%.
Google August 2018 - March 2022
Employee Benefits Consultant
Orchestrated the implementation of COBRA protocols for approximately 280 employees maintaining flawless compliance with state regulations.
Implemented a new healthcare plan, curbing the company's healthcare expenses by $300K annually.
Facilitated seminars on disability insurance, increasing employees' awareness by 70%.
Microsoft December 2014 - July 2018
Benefits Coordinator
Accurately tracked employee sick and vacation days, saving 45 hours per month in payroll corrections.
Assisted in new hire onboarding, which increased assimilation speed by 30%.
Managed payroll obligations for 1000+ employees, maintaining payroll accuracy of 99%.
Resume Worded Institute February 2022
Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)
Received simultaneously while working full-time at
Resume Worded University June 2018
Master of Science - Human Resource Management
Specialization in benefits and compensation systems
Employee Benefits Software: Benefitfocus, bswift, UltiPro, BambooHR, Workday HCM (Advanced), Benelogic
HRIS: PeopleSoft, SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle HCM Cloud
Regulatory Compliance: ERISA, COBRA, ACA, HIPAA, FMLA
Consulting Skills: Benefits design, Cost-benefit analysis, Vendor management, Negotiations
Certifications: Professional in Human Resources (PHR) - HRCI, SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
Awards & Recognitions: Google EBG All-star Award (2019), Microsoft MVP for Benefits (2016 & 2017)
Professional Development: Attended National Benefits Conference (2016-2021), Member, WorldatWork Total Rewards Association
Leadership & Volunteering: President, HR Association at Resume Worded University, Volunteer Benefits Advisor, Nonprofits HR Network
Your Name
Director Of Benefits
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2019 - Present
Director Of Benefits
Introduced user-friendly HRIS platforms, reducing processing times by 35% and enhancing overall efficiency.
Restructured company's employee benefits design, leading to a 20% decrease in leave time abuse and an increase in employee satisfaction by 60%.
Developed sound strategies to ensure total compliance with COBRA, FMLA, and company policies.
Orchestrated the onboarding process of new hires, ensuring thorough benefits education, resulting in enhanced employee engagement.
Streamlined the annual open enrollment process by implementing time-saving software, reducing HR team workload by 20%.
BlueCross BlueShield January 2015 - May 2019
Senior Benefits Specialist
Negotiated compensation and benefits packages, achieving 15% cost savings without compromising employee satisfaction.
Managed talent with effective performance management system, contributing to an increased retention rate of high-performing employees by 25%.
Guided employees on their life insurance options, leading to 40% enhanced enrollment. August 2012 - December 2014
Human Resources Specialist
Worked closely with HR Director to streamline benefits administration, leading to improved accuracy and greater HR efficiency.
Contributed to the development and implementation of Deferred Compensation Strategy, securing savings of $1M annually.
Successfully resolved 95% of employee relations issues pertaining to compensation & benefits within a week, leading to a more harmonious workplace environment.
Resume Worded University January 2015
Master of Business Administration - Human Resources
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Resume Worded Academic Center August 2012
Certified Benefits and Compensation Professional
Certified by the Society for Human Resource Management
Benefits Administration: Benefit Plan Implementation, Compliance Regulations, Employee Wellness Programs, Retirement Plans, Health and Life Insurance Policies
HR Software: ADP Workforce, PeopleSoft, UltiPro, SuccessFactors, Workday HCM
Analytical Tools: Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Google Analytics, SPSS, Crystal Reports
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Professional Affiliations: WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals, Certified Employee Benefits Specialist
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Career Coach, Resume Worded Nonprofit Chapter
Projects: Developed and implemented wellness program at Resume Worded, led to a 20% increase in employee satisfaction rates
Awards & Honors: Employee of the Year (Resume Worded, 2020), Blue's Award for Excellence in Leadership (BlueCross BlueShield, 2017)
Your Name
Vice President Benefits
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Vice President Benefits
Revitalized the benefits administration process, resulting in a 30% reduction in discrepancies and a significant increase in employee engagement.
Spearheaded the implementation of a new disability insurance program, increasing coverage by 10% with no additional cost to the company.
Championed a new benefits design initiative, increasing enrollment in health savings accounts by 45%.
Led a cross-functional team to develop proactive responses to health care reform legislation, ensuring 100% compliance with minimal disruption to operations.
Streamlined the integration process for new client accounts, reducing turnaround times by 20%. August 2016 - December 2021
Director of Employee Benefits
Oversaw a pivotal restructuring of life insurance policies, which led to a 40% improvement in long-term financial stability.
Designed strategic benefits packages tailored to meet diverse employees’ needs, resulting in a 20% decrease in staff turnover.
Leveraged underwriting expertise to negotiate favourable terms with insurance providers, reducing costs by 15%.
Managed the integration of a robust Human Resources Information System (HRIS), enhancing accessibility and ease of use.
Aetna March 2013 - July 2016
Senior Benefits Analyst
Drove the optimization of employee relations by developing and executing comprehensive benefit communication strategies, boosting program participation rates by 25%.
Employed data analytics to achieve a 35% reduction in COBRA administration errors.
Took the lead on several retirement planning initiatives, securing over $2M in deferred compensation.
Resume Worded University June 2015
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Human Resources Management
Part-time while working as Senior Benefits Analyst at Aetna
Resume Worded Academic Center October 2011
Certification - Employee Benefits Management
Specialized courses in: Retirement benefit systems, Health and Welfare Benefits, Benefits Law and Regulations
Benefits Management: Healthcare Benefits, Retirement Plans, Relocation Benefits, Work-Life Benefits, Compensation Packages, Employee Benefit Plans
Legal & Compliance: ERISA, Affordable Care Act, FMLA, COBRA, HIPAA Regulations
Awards: Recipient of the Excellence in Benefits Management Award (2019), Notable Alumni - Resume Worded University (2020)
Professional Development: Attended the Annual Employee Benefits Conference (2013-2021)
Membership: Member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), Member of the National Association of Professional Benefit Administrators (NAPBA)
Volunteering: Supporter of Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer at Feed the Children
Your Name
Director of Benefits
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded October 2020 - Present
Director of Benefits
Designed and executed a comprehensive benefits strategy, achieving a 25% increase in employee satisfaction rates.
Managed the negotiation process with health insurance providers, resulting in a 10% cost reduction and enhanced coverage.
Introduced a benefits design that saw the utilization of life insurance policies increase by 35%.
Coordinated seamless client integration processes that improved account setups by 30%.
Championed the application of HRIS in administering employee benefits, leading to a 20% improvement in efficiency. April 2015 - September 2020
Benefits Manager
Instituted an innovative benefits administration process that reduced operational errors by 40%.
Pioneered an employee-centric health savings accounts scheme, seeing enrolment rates rise by 50%.
Navigated complex health care reform regulations, ensuring total compliance and smooth transition.
MassMutual June 2010 - March 2015
Benefits Consultant
Developed targeted employee benefits design plans that contributed to a 20% reduction in turnover.
Played a central role in improving term life insurance offerings, resulting in enhanced employee coverage and satisfaction.
Directed the retirement planning program, supporting the securement of over $1M in deferred compensation for employees.
Resume Worded University March 2010
Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management
Focus on Benefits Management and Employee Relations
Resume Worded University May 2008
Bachelor of Science - Business Administration
Minor in Health Administration
Dean's List 2008 (Top 10%)
Benefits Management: Benefits Strategy, Employee Benefits Design, Employee Wellness Programs, Workers' Compensation, Retirement Plans, Vendor Management
Human Resources Software: Workday, PeopleSoft HRMS, SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle HCM, UltiPro, BambooHR
Legislation & Compliance: HIPAA, ERISA, Affordable Care Act (ACA), ADA, FMLA
Others: Project Management, Mediation and Advocacy, Performance Evaluations, Compensation and Payroll
Certifications: Professional in Human Resources (PHR) – HR Certification Institute, Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)
Leadership & Volunteering: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) (Board Member), Volunteer - HR Coach for Small Businesses (2014 - Present)
Awards & Honors: Voted 'Most Influential HR Leader' by HRZone, 2019
Continuous Learning: Attended 'The Future of HR' conference in 2021
Your Name
Head of Employee Benefits
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2019 - Present
Head of Employee Benefits
Spearheaded a radical revamp of benefits administration, leading to a 40% enhancement in efficiency.
Initiated the company-wide adoption of employee benefits design, resulting in higher enrolment rates and greater cost-effectiveness.
Integrated health insurance providers into the employee benefits program, resulting in a 15% increase in enrolments.
Championed the use of HRIS, improving performance management processes and employee engagement. February 2014 - May 2019
Benefits Administrator
Managed a successful transition to a more comprehensive disability insurance program, resulting in an increase in policy subscribers by 30%.
Identified and integrated prospective client accounts into the company system, improving turnaround times by 25%.
Secured over $1.5M in deferred compensation, through successful administration of retirement plans.
Prudential Financial August 2009 - January 2014
Employee Benefits Specialist
Implemented an innovative benefits design, yielding a 20% increase in life insurance policy enrollments.
Ensured seamless compliance with health care reform, preventing potential liabilities and disruption of operations.
Optimized employee relations, fostering greater employee engagement with benefits programs and increasing program participation by 30%.
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2019
Master of Business Administration - Human Resources
Specialization in Benefits Administration and Compensation Management
Resume Worded University May 2009
Bachelor of Science - Business Administration
Honors: Dean's list (Top 5%).
Relevant Course Work: Employee Benefits, Human Resource Management, and Organizational Behaviour
HR Software: Workday, BambooHR, Zenefits, Gusto, Kissflow, ASANA, Jira
Regulations & Compliance: ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, 401(K), FMLA, ADA, ACA
Employee Benefits: Health & Welfare Plans, 401(k), Pension, Equity Awards Management
Other: Data Analysis, Financial Planning, Risk Assessment, Conflict Resolution, Union Negotiations
Certifications: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)
Professional Affiliations: Member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)
Conferences & Seminars: Attended the Annual CEBS Conference (2016 - 2019), SHRM's HR Technology Conference (2014 - 2019)
Volunteering: Provided pro-bono HR consultancy for local non-profits (2015-present)

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What are the top skills you should add to your Benefits Manager resume?

Some effective Benefits Manager skills you can add to your resume include:

  • HR Project Management
  • Benefits Administration
  • HR Software
  • HR Strategy
  • Employee Benefits Design
  • Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
  • Employee Relations
  • U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

What are the differences in resume skills between a Payroll Benefits Manager and a Human Resources Benefits Manager?

If you are writing a Payroll Benefits Manager resume, try to emphasize skills like Benefits Administration, Payroll, Employee Benefits Design, ADP Payroll, Multi-state Payroll Processing, Employee Relations, Payroll Taxes and Human Resources (HR).

Similarly, if you are writing a Human Resources Benefits Manager resume, emphasize skills like HR Policies, Performance Management, Deferred Compensation, Personnel Management, Talent Management, Compensation, Employee Engagement and Labor and Employment Law.

What are good resume skills to include for different Benefits Manager roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Human Resources Benefits Manager: Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Design, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), Human Resources (HR) and U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Payroll Benefits Manager: Payroll, ADP Payroll, Multi-state Payroll Processing, Employee Relations and Payroll Taxes
  • Compensation Benefits Manager: Compensation & Benefits, Deferred Compensation, Compensation, Performance Management and Traffic Design

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