Benefits Assistant

Location: New York, New York
Salary: $25 - $35/hr

About the Opportunity

We are partnered with a leading trade and import/export company with one of the world’s largest business networks. They are in search of a Benefits Assistant to join their team in New York City. The individual in this role will provide support for the administration of payroll and benefit plans for the company and its 50+ subsidiaries/affiliates.

This is a temp-to-term opportunity with a pay range of $25 – $35/hr. Actual compensation offered to the successful candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level, among other things. Details about eligibility for bonus compensation (if applicable) will be finalized at the time of offer.


Job Responsibilities

  • Support Benefits and Payroll team, administer benefit programs, including medical, dental, life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement and other plans
  • Provide quality customer service to employees and Group health plan contacts by answering benefit inquiries and resolving issues
  • Serve as back up to Payroll Senior Specialist
  • Process federal/state specific reporting on monthly/quarterly/yearly basis
  • Support Annual renewal process
  • Respond to external requests for Medical Support Orders and QDROS
  • Process Monthly health premium billing for locations on group health plan
  • Assist with Annual Non-discrimination testing process
  • Support Annual Audits (payroll, workers comp and Retirement plans)
  • Provide support as needed on various projects/tasks


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3 – 5 years of benefits/payroll experience
  • Advanced proficiency in excel preferred
  • Knowledge of ADP Workforce Now a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with the ability to build and maintain relations
  • High degree of professionalism, integrity and confidentiality; must demonstrate discretion in handling highly sensitive material and information
  • Self-directed, positive, results-oriented professional who thrives in high volume, fast-paced environment
  • Analytical and detail oriented

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