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Thomas Edison said, “The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.”

We’re pretty fond of that model of perseverance. Starting the first PA municipal purchasing cooperative — when no one had heard about what it could do — took perseverance, certainly. But, more than being first, it’s what our clients gained that made us — and the market — sit up and take notice.

And every day that we provide guidance to rescue a business from crushing price increases or get civil servants great benefits and return money back to public coffers to avoid tax hikes — those are the days that make us realize how much what we do is needed.

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  • Multiple winner of INC. Magazine’s “500 Fastest Growing Companies in America”
  • 25.7% average annual growth rate, ten years running
  • Over one billion dollars in premium equivalent

 

Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available.

 


COBRA Specialist

Department: Compliance
Location: Lititz, PA

The Benecon Group specializes in developing innovative and effective employee benefit solutions.  Our company goal is to help employers effectively control benefit plan expenditures and design programs that meet the strategic needs of the employer and the personal needs of the employees.  Our specialty is developing and administering self-funded health insurance programs for companies, governments, colleges and nonprofit cooperatives.  Benecon has an immediate opening and seeks a dynamic individual to join our growing team as a COBRA Specialist.  We offer competitive compensation, benefits, and a work environment that values employees’ contributions to the company.

Job Description 

JOB TITLE:  COBRA Specialist      

DIVISION:  Compliance

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

SUPERVISOR:  Manager, COBRA Services

JOB SUMMARY:  Under the direction of the Manager, the COBRA Specialist provides services within the Compliance Division relating to the COBRA Administration function.  This position is primarily responsible for the COBRA Administration process for participants and clients.  Extensive exposure and contact with brokers, clients, and former employees is required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: (if applicable) None

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Administer the COBRA process, including preparation and printing of notices, forms, correspondence, etc. and recording payments received in various spreadsheets/software systems.
  2. Monitoring, maintaining and processing correspondence and inquiries from the COBRA e-mail mailbox daily.
  3. Assist COBRA Manager to ensure that forms, correspondence, policies and procedures comply with Federal and State regulations relating to COBRA.
  4. Provide customer service for COBRA administration, including responding to inquiries; discussing COBRA issues with clients, brokers, carriers and COBRA participants.  Research questions as needed and provide prompt resolution independently. Manage customer inquiries and determine if upper level involvement is needed.
  5. Create and audit COBRA Participant reports.
  6. Prepare COBRA reports for company and clients.
  7. Along with COBRA Manager, develop internal COBRA procedures that relate to all aspects of the COBRA administration process; maintain, update and implement these procedures.
  8. Manage Access Database for internal reporting use.
  9. Post and audit payments and process monthly COBRA disbursements and refunds.  Work closely with the Finance Division to ensure accurate processing across both departments.
  10. Provide assistance to groups and brokers for counting of Employees (COBRA Counts) to determine subjectivity to COBRA.
  11. Assist COBRA Manager with Renewals and New Group Set Up.
  12. Assist with Team building and training of new team members.
  13. Special Projects as assigned by COBRA Manager and Vice-President of Compliance.
  14. Create and maintain internal enrollment reports for Public Sector generated from COBRA Solutions.
  15. Create and maintain monthly termination reports for carrier notification.

These duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilities.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Must be able to sit and type utilizing computer for up to 90% of the workday.
  2. Must be able to talk on the phone.
  3. Must be able to carry documents and bend and stoop to file.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. High school diploma or equivalent required.
  2. Federal COBRA Administration experience is preferred, but not required.
  3. Mini COBRA Administration experience is preferred, but not required. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  1. Requires knowledge of standard office procedures.
  2. Requires excellent data entry skills.
  3. Requires excellent attention to detail.
  4. Requires computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically with Excel and Access.
  5. Requires excellent communication skills in both verbal and written format.
  6. Requires excellent customer service skills.
  7. Requires the ability to maintain detailed and accurate records.
  8. Requires above average problem solving, reasoning and organizational skills.
  9. Requires the ability to work on multiple projects and to shift priorities while adhering to strict federal and state timelines.
  10. Requires the ability to maintain strict adherence to confidentiality standards.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES: 

  1. Customer Focus – Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; readily readjusts priorities to respond to pressing and changing client demands with a sense of urgency; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers; gains customer trust and respect; meets or exceeds customer expectations.
  2. Productivity – Is dependable to work assigned schedule and perform assigned tasks; possesses the necessary job skills and knowledge; delivers work/projects accurately and on time; accomplishes critical tasks with measurable results.
  3. Interpersonal Skills – Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with others inside and outside the organization; treats others with dignity and respect; coordinates work effectively with team members; manages conflict constructively; provides timely and honest feedback in a manner which is productive; demonstrates effective listening skills; articulates clear communications (oral and written) with others.
  4. Initiative – Identifies what needs to be done and takes action without being asked or required to; suggests process improvements; initiates self-development efforts; seeks additional job responsibilities to assume; looks for new ways to contribute to the business; is proactive; takes prompt action to accomplish objectives.

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