• Benefits Analyst II

    Location US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/30/2018 10:22 AM)
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  • Overview

    If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard (www.standard.com). Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.


    HR Benefits Analysts are members of the HR Benefits Team responsible for assisting in the administration and auditing of employee benefit programs under the supervision of the Director of Benefits.  HR Benefits Analysts are also responsible for providing customer service for employee benefits questions and vendor issues, serving as benefit plan subject matter experts with respect to the company’s HRIS system (Workday), assistance with regulatory compliance, and participating in special projects.


    Performs administration and auditing of health and welfare and retirement plans and programs (50%): 

    • Processes employee transactions and data requests related to various health and welfare and retirement plans and programs
    • Generates/receives and reviews regular and ad hoc reports, and audits automated and manual data entry processes
    • Processes invoices and performs reconciliations
    • Tracks and communicates accruals related to benefit expenses
    • Maintains accurate and complete records
    • Identifies and helps implement process improvements
    • May “own” one more more benefit programs of medium complexity from end-to-end 

    Provides customer service for escalated benefits questions (20%): 

    • Becomes a subject matter expert on Standard’s benefits plans and programs
    • Researches and responds to employee and retiree benefit questions
    • Ensures customer needs are clearly understood and provides timely and accurate information

    Assists in government reporting and regulatory compliance (10%):

    • Generates requested reports and responds to vendor data requests in timely manner

    Benefits subject matter expert in Workday HRIS system (10%):

    • Reviews frequent system changes and advises on benefits impact
    • Assists in testing benefits system configuration changes

    Participates in special projects (10%):

    • Provides data, conducts research, and evaluates information
    • Conducts user acceptance testing and identifies problems


    Education: Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.


    Experience: 3+ years of experience administering benefits plans and programs; knowledge of general benefit rules and regulations. Demonstrated skills in:

    • Generating and reviewing benefit plan data
    • Performing data manipulation and analysis using Excel
    • Learning new software and systems
    • Bookkeeping and/or accounting
    • Effective written and oral communication
    • Collaborating with others
    • Providing high quality customer service
    • Continuous process improvement 

    Professional certification required:  None



    Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.


    For more information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity applicant rights, click  here.


    Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871.  This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process.  General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.


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