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Associate Benefits Analyst

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Organizational Information

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who push the boundaries of technology. We create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations. Within the Pearson Virtual Schools (PVS) division we have reimagined K-12 education through our virtual school and curriculum offerings. Our schools, Connections Academy and Pearson Online Academy, provide a best-in-class online learning environment for K-12 students to acquire the skills and confidence they need to adapt and thrive in a changing world. We also support school districts with curriculum, teachers, and technology as they make the shift to online. The COVID-19 pandemic introduced significant disruption and transformation to the K-12 learning market. And as a result, our category has seen explosive growth and our business has experienced enormous increases in awareness and enrollments. This presents an incredible opportunity for our team to chart a ground-breaking path through this shifting environment to achieve continued success.

Purpose Summary

The Benefits Specialist manages the health and wellness plans and benefit programs for all school staff throughout their entire employee life cycle.

Core Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Manage the employee benefit programs and ensure proper administration and communication of all programs including, but not limited to medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, FSA, and 401(k).
  • Support school staff through enrollment, life events and understanding of their benefits.
  • Deliver, design, coordinate new hire and manager education programs related to benefits.
  • Serve as the content manager of the benefits website & Virtual Library
  • Manage, administer, and audit state specific health plans (SC)
  • Manage benefit programs including Tuition Reimbursement, Adoption Assistance, etc.
  • Manage the paid time off policies and ensure adherence to state laws and requirements; support employees with questions related to paid time off.
  • Manage the annual 401(k) census, ADP and ACP Testing, and third-party audit of the plan; manage the employer match payment.
  • Handle retirement & pension plan inquiries and ensure accurate processing of request.
  • In conjunction with the pension processors, ensure timely and accurate reporting/payments for all state pension plans.
  • Act as point of contact and web administrator where applicable for all state pension agencies.
  • Oversee the PPS team in the processing of life events
  • In conjunction with PPS team, manage the processing of all employee terminations including accurate final pay processing for benefits as required by state law.
  • In conjunction with PPS team, perform regular internal audits and reconciliation tasks such as 401(k), HSA, and FSA reconciliations, ACA reporting, and invoicing
  • In coordination with PPS team, oversee timely and accurate processing of all carrier and vendor invoices
  • Assist with preparation and delivery of annual open enrollment process.

Required Skills, Experience, and Competencies

  • 5+ years of Benefits experience
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to prioritize, thriving in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

Key relationships

  • Maintains effective relationships with external vendors and partners
  • Works closely with Benefit Specialist, Partner Team, Payroll Team, School Stakeholder, PPS Team

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the pay frange of pay for this role is $50,0000 to $55,0000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: HUMAN RESOURCES

Organization: Virtual Learning

Schedule: FULL\_TIME

Req ID: 6411

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