Benefits Advisor

Benefits Advisor

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date November 25, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Advisor
Client Interior Health Authority
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Community :KELOWNA

Position Summary

Are you an excellent team player who excels in a fast-paced environment? We are seeking a Benefit Advisor to join our team! If you are organized, agile and love to provide excellent customer service, apply today!

Working in a busy office with extremely high volumes of work, the Benefits Advisor is responsible for determining benefit plan eligibility and entitlements for employees in assigned client groups. The Benefits Advisor administers the various benefit plans, programs, and accruals in accordance with benefit plan provider guidelines, Collective Agreements, and the Terms and Conditions (T&C) of Employment for Executive and Non Contract Staff. The Benefits Advisor assists individual health facilities and community care facilities with benefit plan information and advice as requested.

This is a temporary full time position until approximately March 4, 2023 or return of the incumbent.

Some duties of the position:

• Provides benefit plan information and support to individual healthcare facilities and community care facilities in assigned client groups. Processes Collective Agreement changes to benefits.

• Determines employees’ entitlements for insured benefit plans and counsels employees regarding benefits (i.e. dual coverage).

• Processes life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment claims with beneficiaries/estates and insurers.

• Interprets hiring, transfer, and/or termination documents to determine benefit eligibility and entitlements, including portability information.

• Determines employees’ eligibility for enrollment in the Municipal Pension Plan and processes related documentation. Liaises directly with the Pension Corporation on pension issues.

• Determines severance and sick payout entitlements on retiring/resigning employees.

• Counsels employees regarding retirement and the retirement process.

• Interprets Collective Agreements and advises Managers regarding the approval or denial of applications for leaves such as maternity/parental and unpaid.

• Provides Long Term Disability (LTD) Plan information and documentation to employees in consultation with Disability Management Specialists. Processes all documentation related to LTD claims and liaises directly with insurance carriers.

• Represents the employer in administering LTD claims, including appropriate continuance of benefits.

• Establishes effective record-keeping processes and monitors and maintains Maternity/Parental Leaves in accordance with Collective Agreements and the T&C.

• Recommends revisions or changes to various administrative procedures as they relate to benefit administration.

• Maintains and monitors casual benefit programs to ensure the payment of benefit premium refunds to casual employees who qualify.

• Determines and monitors vacation entitlements in accordance with Collective Agreements and the T&C.

• Develops benefit information presentations for management and staff as required.

• Audits non-insured benefit accruals and adjusts entitlement dates as required.

• Develops, generates, and distributes benefit balance lists as required.

• Works with Business Partners and Labour Relations Specialists for grievances.

• Calculates transfers from contract to contract or non contract.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

If this sounds like a perfect opportunity for you to hone your HR skills and work with a fantastic team, apply today!

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes. Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to [email protected] to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

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• A Diploma in Human Resources or Business Administration.
• Three to five years of recent, related experience.
• A thorough knowledge of relevant Collective Agreements, the Pension Act, policies, and employee benefit programs.

Skills and Abilities
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to work independently and interdependently as a team member.
• Ability to influence others effectively at all levels of the organization as well as externally.
• Ability to assimilate the details of various Collective Agreements and to apply them to varied and complex situations.
• Ability to operate related equipment and software programs.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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