22 days old

Benefits Manager

Van Drunen Farms
Momence , Illinois 60954
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Job Purpose


The Benefits Manager is responsible for administration of employee benefits in all company operations. As needed, this position provides special guidance and assistance to all locations on various employee benefit plans.  This position develops, recommends and installs approved, new or modified plans and employee benefits policies and supervises administration of existing plans with special attention to providing excellent customer service to our employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Administer employee benefits programs such as retirement plans; medical, dental, vision plans; life insurance plans; temporary disability programs; EAP and wellness programs.
  2. Develop specifications for new plans or modify existing plans to maintain company's competitive position in labor market and obtain uniform benefits package for entire company.
  3. Recommend classes of eligible employees for new or modified plans. Develop census data and solicit insurance companies for quotations. Evaluate quotations and make recommendations to management. Develop company cost information for new plans and make premium cost share recommendations to management.
  4. Install approved new plans or changes to existing plans by preparing announcement materials, plan summary documents and other media for communicating plans to employees. Advise and counsel management and employees on existing benefits.
  5. Conduct the annual Open Enrollment Process and provide benefits enrollment for all new employees. Handle benefits inquiries to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution. Maintain contact in person, and by phone or mail, with hospitals, physicians, insurance companies, employees, and beneficiaries to facilitate proper and complete utilization of benefits for all employees.
  6. Prepare and execute, with legal consultation, benefits documentation, such as original and amended plan texts, benefit agreements and insurance policies. Instruct insurance carriers, trustees and other administrative agencies outside the company to effect changes in benefits program. Ensure prompt and accurate compliance.
  7. Assure company compliance with provisions of Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Affordable Care Act. Supervise preparation of reports and applications required by law to be filed with federal and state agencies, such as Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, insurance commissioners, and other regulatory agencies. Review and analyze changes to state and federal laws pertaining to benefits, and report necessary or suggested changes to management. Coordinate company benefits with government-sponsored programs.
  8. Develop benefits information and statistical and census data for actuaries, insurance carriers and management.
  9. Supervise maintenance of enrollment and claims records for all benefits plans.
  10. Performs all other duties as assigned.


Qualifications-Education & Experience

  • A Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of experience in benefits administration, OR
  • A Master's degree in human resource management and four (4) years of experience in benefits administration, OR
  • Any appropriate combination of education and experience.
  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
  • Successful candidate will align with mission and values and  have a positive attitude and approach to life.


  • Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Compassion and Empathy
  • Consultation
  • Cultural Awareness.
  • HR Expertise
  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Relationship Management
  • Ethical Practice
  • Demonstrate the Following Competencies: Humility, Integrity, Passion and Excellence


Qualifications - Preferred

  • SPHR or PHR a plus


Computer Skills

  • A Proficiency in the MS Office Suite



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