Benefits Specialist (PRN)

Human Resources  
Day Shift 
8am-5pm, Mon-Fri

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year.





Job Summary

Responsible for managing and administering employee benefit plans including enrollments, changes and terminations according to plan provisions.  Maintains employee benefit records and processes required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record keeping, proper benefit coverage, and deduction coding.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 2 Years in Human Resources employee benefits administration experience.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: None.
Required Training: Knowledge and experience with HRIS systems and work flow processes; Knowledge of large comprehensive medical, dental, STD, LTD, FML, Flex Spending accounts and life insurance plans as well as retirement and 401k plans; Proficiency with Microsoft.

Essential Functions

  • Day to day administration of employee benefits requests, issues, and resolutions including assisting employees with self-service portal
  • Counsel employees on plan provisions and administrative procedures so that individuals can make informed benefit related decisions including all levels of employees
  • Serves as a resource to payroll, employees, recruiters, and HR Business Partners to ensure their understanding of benefits, HR policies, and regulations
  • Facilitates the FML, STD and LTD process for managers, employees and FML vendor
  • Serves as a point of contact to ensure employee understanding of benefit programs by regularly generating communication and counseling employees/dependents as situations arise. 
  • Provide resolutions to employee complaints related to health and welfare plans; referring difficult or very complex complaints to management as needed. 
  • Acts as a liaison with various insurance carriers and fosters effective relationships with client representatives.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform HRIS data entry and system maintenance.  Process employee transactions through timely data entry into HRIS database.  Coordinate and maintain effective HRIS processes and auditing procedures on a daily basis ensuring data integrity by creating and generating reports and analyzing data.  Troubleshoot system errors and help facilitate system processes in coordination with IS team and carrier representatives.
  • Process monthly billings from insurance providers.  Review billings for accuracy, codes and advances for payment.  Resolve discrepancies with carriers, payroll, etc. 
  • Assist annual benefits open enrollment
  • Trouble shooting data issues with internal IS team and carrier representatives
  • Assist with preparation of annual compliance reports as needed.
  • Provide feedback and plan analysis in order to drive positive results for future benefit strategies.
  • Responsible for New Hire Benefit Orientation presentations and Q&A
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina