Benefits Analyst - Defined Contribution Programs

Company Name:
United Illuminating Company
Headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut, UIL Holdings Corporation (NYSE:UIL) is a diversified energy delivery company serving a total of 690,000 electric and natural gas utility customers in 66 communities across two states, with combined total assets of over $4 billion. UIL is the parent company for The United Illuminating Company (UI), Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG), The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG), and The Berkshire Gas Company (BGC), each more than 100 years old. We are looking for an exceptional individual to work in our Orange Location.
The Benefits Analyst will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of defined contribution retirement programs for all UIL employees. Develop positive vendor relationships associated with these programs, review contracts, and resolve conflicts. Manage COBRA administration process for terminations and life changes to ensure compliance. Administration of life insurance process - enrollments, prepares portability forms for termination; process life claims. Update SAP as necessary. Use HRIS databases/web applications to manage the employee/usage/billing data associated with these programs. Analyze data for trends, write reports, and produce ad-hoc reports present findings/recommendations. Use data for business case development. Identify and research data anomalies; includes working with other internal functions such as Payroll and IT and external consultants/vendors. Make recommendations regarding adjustments. Recommend process improvements. Participate in corporate committees/teams representing HR Operations to achieve departmental/divisional goals. Coordinate the distribution of annual notifications/communications, regulatory filings and HR mailings in compliance with laws and regulations. Prepare/coordinate census data requests for discrimination testing purposes and respond to internal/external audit requests. Maintain
data/records for compliance. Support the HR Ops team by covering other benefits areas and assist with the roll out of HR Operations programs/technology. Must drive to all UIL locations to perform job activities. May be called upon for Storm Duty assignments or Company Wide events.
This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline including but not limited to Business Administration, Human Resources, Communications, MIS or behavioral sciences and at least 5 years of experience in Human Resource services related to benefits administration, retirement plans or HR compliance. Working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, codes and regulations affecting employee benefit plans, such as COBRA, HIPAA, PPACA, ERISA, etc. Familiarity with HR best practices for retirement plans; health/welfare plans and benefits administration. Strong attention to detail; excellent mathematical and analytical aptitude. Able to work independently on complex projects; requires problem solving and critical thinking. Demonstrated ability to establish effective and objective working relationships with internal/external customers, vendors and stakeholders. Strong oral and written communication skills. Comfort and confidence responding to a variety of questions/requests via in-person, phone and email. Ability to develop electronic tracking and reporting systems for a variety of program offerings, develop analysis and make recommendations necessary to meet program goals. Experience collaborating in a team environment to successfully achieve departmental/divisional goals. HRIS experience required; Knowledge of SAP a plus.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V and an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Job Posting Title: Benefits Analyst - Defined Contribution Programs
Start Date: 12/24/2014
Reference Code: EXT-NB50029317-E-02
Contract Type: Full Time
Branch: UIL - 180 Orange
City: Orange

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