21 days old

Benefits and Wellness Assistant

Chapman and Cutler LLP
Chicago, Illinois 60603
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Chapman and Cutler LLP is seeking a Benefits and Wellness Assistant to join the Chicago office.  The Benefits and Wellness Assistant will provide support in the administration of all benefits, wellness and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) plans.


Candidates must be able to interact with attorneys and staff in a professional and approachable manner.  Having a strong client service attitude will be highly advantageous.  The successful candidate will thrive on working in a fast-paced team environment.

The day-to-day responsibilities of the Benefits and Wellness Assistant will include:


  • Assists with benefits orientation for new employees; prepares and maintains benefits files
  • Assists with the open enrollment process
  • Distributes all benefits enrollment materials
  • Ensures the accuracy of all benefits enrollments in the HRIS to provide vendors with accurate eligibility information; responsible for data integrity related to all aspects of the Firm’s benefits and retirement plans; runs reports from employee database/HRIS as requested
  • Responds to benefits inquiries from managers and employees on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes and other general inquiries
  • Organizes and oversees wellness events and/or programs such as informational presentations, organized run/walks, fitness classes, and wellness campaigns.
  • Creates and distributes monthly wellness posters
  • Assists in drafting employee communications with respect to new benefits or well-being programming
  • Assists with processing and administering all leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork: medical, personal, disability and FMLA
  • Assists with the implementation of benefits activities such as biometric screenings, benefits fair, flu-shots, and other special events as needed
  • Serves as back-up to the Benefits Coordinator
  • Performs all other benefits and wellness duties as assigned




Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) or an Associate’s degree plus additional benefits experience.  The ideal candidate will have at least two (2) years of benefits experience in a professional environment; preference given to those with prior law firm experience. A proficiency working with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.  A comfort level working with math and basic accounting principles is highly desirable.


  • Must be an excellent communicator, including the desire to ask questions and learn from coworkers
  • Superior organizational and proofreading skills; detail oriented
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to draw conclusions from data, assess implications and make recommendations
  • Work well under pressure and be an excellent problem-solver
  • Committed to client service; professional demeanor and discretion required
  • Must have the ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Available to work outside of normal schedule hours (extra hours during open enrollment, etc.)


All applicants will be considered; however, the hiring decision will be made based on qualifications for the position.

Chapman and Cutler LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/SO



Posted: 2019-11-21 Expires: 2019-12-21

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Chicago, Illinois 60603

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