Human Resources Benefits Coordinator Overview

What does a Human Resources Benefits Coordinator do?

A Benefits Coordinator is part of a company's human resources department of large and mid-sized corporations. The function of a Benefits Coordinator can be different depending on the company, but the primary role is to handle all employee benefits and the paperwork that comes with it. Benefit Coordinators communicate with every employee, insurance providers, investment entities and retirement providers. Secure communication and interpersonal skills are required for this position.

While there isn't any formal education required for a Benefits Coordinator position, employers often prefer some form of degree. With the growing complexity of state and federal laws, a firm understanding of how the system work is paramount to the practice. Certifications are available from different entities to secure your place as a professional expert. CBS (certified benefits specialist), CMS (compensation management specialist), GBA (group benefits associate), and RPA (Retirement plan associate) certifications are all desired by most corporations.

What responsibilities are common for Human Resources Benefits Coordinator jobs?
  • Become and expert in the options of the company's current and changing benefit packages
  • Network with benefit providers to negotiate better packages
  • Ensure all employees are informed of current packages
  • Design and produce informational material to explain optional benefits
  • Disperse benefits packages in advance of benefit windows
  • Provide answers and help to employees with questions
  • Check all employee submitted forms for errors
  • Utilize basic office equipment to communicate effectively
What are the typical qualifications for Human Resources Benefits Coordinator jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred
  • CEBS (Certified Employee Benefit Specialist) Preferred
  • CMS (Compensation Management Specialist) Preferred
  • GBA (Group Benefits Associate) Preferred
  • RPA (Retirement Plans Associate)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft suite and systems
  • A keen eye for detail
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
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Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

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Human Resources Benefits Coordinator Career Path

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JRW AssociatesJRW Associates
Benefits Coordinator
30 May 2023

“Employees sure have great benefits but not everything were useful and have been fully utilized.”

Basildon Borough CouncilBasildon Borough Council
Housing Benefit Officer
21 Jun 2023

“Absolutely awful place to work and I'm so glad I'm working at a lovely local authority now!”

USI Insurance ServicesUSI Insurance Services
Employee Benefits Producer
11 Jul 2022

“USI does a great job getting to know the USI way and provide excellent on boarding training.”

Triage StaffingTriage Staffing
Benefits Coordinator
24 Mar 2023

“The department managers are some of the best of the best and are always willing to work with you.”

Marsh McLennanMarsh McLennan
Benefits Manager
9 Feb 2022

“The ability to forward in your career really depends on your producer and sales team.”

BNY MellonBNY Mellon
SVP, Compensation & Benefits
18 Sept 2023

“Systems are not the best”

American Income LifeAmerican Income Life
AIL Benefits Coordinator
12 May 2021

“Ability to make a great income + a flexible schedule”

Sportfolio (NZ)
Distribution Coordinator
31 Jul 2022

“Pay was not so good”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Human Resources Benefits Coordinator

When working as a Human Resources Benefits Coordinator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Customer Service, Microsoft Office Suite, Written Communication, Attention To Detail and Excellent Communication.

The most similar professions to Human Resources Benefits Coordinator are:
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  • HR Consultant
  • HR Generalist
  • HR Business Partner

The most common qualifications to become a Human Resources Benefits Coordinator is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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