Benefits Specialist

3 days ago(1/19/2018 8:58 AM)
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Human Resources



Master Halco, the largest manufacturer/distributor of fencing products, has an immediate opportunity for an HR Benefits Specialist.


  • Responsible for handling all aspects of benefits administration for the company including, but not limited to health, dental, vision, life/disability.
  • Fields benefit inquiries from employees, managers and/or vendors, to ensure a quick and courteous resolution.
  • Runs reports for auditing purposes to ensure the integrity of the data.
  • Coordinates activities and meetings with benefit carriers and brokers.
  • Coordinates annual open enrollment activities and communications for the business.
  • Manages leave requests for FML, military, LOA and other benefit related matters. Maintains FMLA/Leave of Absence records according to guidelines.
  • Handles unemployment claims, COBRA and other related benefits.
  • Processes all qualifying life events.
  • Monitors benefit trends in the business environment and must stay abreast of applicable benefit legislation.
  • Generates reports as needed for internal and vendor use.
  • Maintains employee files and records relative to benefits.
  • Performs monthly benefits reconciliations and works with vendors to ensure billing accuracy.
  • Performs clerical and administrative activities, including filing.


  • Minimum five (5) years of benefit administration experience required; exposure to self-insured plans preferred.
  • Strong customer support experience with health and welfare benefit plans.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to negotiate.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet established deadlines.
  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude. Strong PC/Windows skills including Excel (intermediate level) and Power Point.
  • ADP WorkForce Now experience a plus.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree OR an appropriate combination of education and experience.

Why join Master Halco?

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits programs
  • 401 K retirement savings program with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • Donation match program

EOE Statement

Master Halco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Master Halco is fully committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, religion, age, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information and other non-merit factors.  All persons shall be afforded equal employment opportunity at Master Halco


Master Halco prohibits discrimination in all aspects of its personnel policies, program practices and operations and relationships with employees and applicants, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring and merit promotion.  Master Halco promotes programs of affirmative recruitment and employment at all levels of Master Halco.  Master Halco subscribes to, and will implement to the full extent, all applicable laws that promote equality of opportunity.


Master Halco welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. Master Halco is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within Master Halco.

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