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Manager of Benefits Design, Group Benefits - Lakeland

Apply Job Req. ID 12415BR Date Posted 08/25/2020 Location Lakeland, Florida
The Manager of Benefits Design manages and supports innovation and development efforts related to Publix’s health, welfare, voluntary benefits and wellness plans and programs across the company. This position is responsible for research, development and/or implementation of strategic benefits-critical initiatives that support and promote the benefits vision; being passionately focused on helping our associates live happier, healthier and more successful lives; being committed to doing what’s right and building a culture where our associates feel personally valued as individuals and proud to own our company; and offering our associates an engaging and personalized employment experience with meaningful benefits.

Additional responsibilities include:
• participating on and/or leading strategic or benefits-critical teams that are innovative and new to Publix or the benefits industry
• compiling and analyzing information to identify current and emerging health trends, risks, quality of life issues and personal effectiveness opportunities for Publix associates and their family members
• managing relationships with third party vendors for new benefits plans and programs.
Required Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field or equivalent experience
• at least five (5) years of progressive responsibility in the benefits field with at least two (2) years managing others
• knowledge of leading employee benefits plans, programs and strategies, and of the general status of the employee benefits field
• strong change management skills
• ability to build consensus and buy-in with senior leadership
• knowledge of various laws and regulations which may affect the administration of the benefit plans, including ERISA, PPACA, MHPAEA, COBRA, WHCRA, NMHPA, QMCSO, IRC Section 125, IRC Section 79, HIPAA, FMLA, ADEA, ADA, USERRA, MSP, EEO and PDA.
• knowledge of the administration of health and welfare plans at a large employer
• knowledge of financial principles
• knowledge of project management and Continuous Quality Improvement principles
• strong analytical abilities (this includes the ability to evaluate complex ideas and solutions)
• knowledge of vendor procurement principles, including (but not limited to) RFPs, price, service/performance fee/contract negotiation
• ability to interpret and apply legal documents, plan documents, regulations and government legislation
• strong communication skills; both verbal and written
• ability to demonstrate a high level of maturity and tact
• ability and skill to handle conflict to effectively interact with associates, family members, medical providers, attorneys and others
• intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Teams and Access
• basic knowledge of data warehouse analytics capabilities
• willingness to be flexible
• willingness to occasionally travel overnight as required.
Preferred Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration
• five (5) or more years of progressive responsibility working with self-insured health plans and welfare and voluntary benefit plans administration and design for a company similar in size to Publix or the retail industry, with five (5) years managing others
• Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification or Group Benefits Associate (GBA)
• knowledge of the administration of welfare and voluntary benefit plans and self-insured health plans and the procedures of Group Benefits and H&W Technical Administration
• knowledge of the operational processes and requirements of other business areas within Publix, such as Human Resources, Payroll and Risk Management
• advanced knowledge of Mainframe systems, QMF query writing capabilities (SQL), SAP HR (including AdHoc query writing), Publix’s host system and PASSport
• advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Teams and Access
• intermediate knowledge of systems used by key third Party Vendors, including Blue Cross Blue Shield and OptumRx
• intermediate knowledge of data warehouse analytics capabilities
Potential Annual Pay with Bonus 84,695 - 127,140 Frequency of Pay Monthly Hours of Work Minimum 45 hours per week. Travel Frequency 0% Year End Bonus As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above. Address 3300 Publix Corporate Parkway City Lakeland Region FL between Orlando and Tampa Benefits
  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit
  • Credit union
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

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