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Carhartt, Inc Benefit Specialist II in Dearborn, Michigan

divdivh2Position Details/h2/divdivPosition Location: Dearborn, MIDepartment: Human ResourcesReports To: Benefits ManagerFLSA Status: ExemptJob Band: Professional/div/divdivdivh2Summary/h2/divdivThe Benefit Specialist II provides support to leaders and associates as the subject matter expert of physical, financial and social/emotional wellbeing. Assists with executing department strategies geared to increase associate engagement and reduce organizational cost. They also act as a liaison between the corporate office and our US manufacturing distribution facilities, and retail stores./div/divdivdivh2We are All Leaders at Carhartt/h2/divdivIn our words and by our actions, we strive to emulate the hardworking example set forth by our founder, Hamilton Carhartt. We Lead Business by creating value, delivering on results, and making changes along the way. We Lead Self by being dependable, because hardworking people count on us to have their back every day. We Lead Others by communicating and clearly defining the path as we walk bravely into the future. Working at Carhartt, we are all given a seat at the table and the honor of continuing the legacy./div/divdivdivh2Responsibilities/h2/divdivbull; Effectively manage programs to ensure successful implementation, and once in place, engagement goals are met. Develop and execute communication plans related to wellbeing strategies including policy and program changes.bull; Develop benefit processes and procedures for Benefits Specialists and Benefit Clerks. Travel to assigned facilities as necessary to train Benefit Clerks, audit the processesrocedures and to ensure compliance and consistency.bull; Monitors and analyzes legislative and regulatory actions that may impact benefit plans to develop recommendations as appropriate.bull; Ensure compliance of regulatory requirements for retirement and health and welfare plans (i.e. ERISA, 8955 filing, etc.).bull; Acts as internal consultant to associates addressing their sensitive issues as related to leave of absence, workplace injuries, and disabilities.bull; Administer and coordinate benefit related programs including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, STD, LTD, COBRA, etc.bull; Administer and coordinate the processing of short-term disability benefits and leave programs. bull; Recommends and provides rationale for benefit plan design changes and/or changes to benefit policies and procedures.bull; Support those enrolled in the benefit plans by resolving claim issues. Educate associates of their benefit options and eligibility through new hire orientation.bull; Drafts plan documentation (e.g. summary plan description, plan amendments, summaries of material modifications, etc.) in accordance with legal requirements for review, approval and appropriate distribution.bull; Leads all aspects of the annual benefits open enrollment project, including the development of content materials. Conducts training as necessary. Programs and projects are executed on time and with excellence.