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Benefits Coordinator

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association NRECA

arlington, Virginia 22203
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National Rural Electric Cooperative Association NRECA
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The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America’s electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:


Top Workplace by the Washington Post
100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine
50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian
CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance
50 Greatest places to Work - AARP
Best Place to Work Award Recipient - Lincoln, NE
Gold Well Workplace - Wellness Councils of America
State of NE Governor's Wellness Award - Grower Level

At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields, they are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting and constantly evolving and requiring new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person’s overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance.


Benefits Coordinator

Responsible for administration of leave benefits including short/long term disability, FMLA, and worker’s compensation. Assists Benefits Administrator in the day-to-day administration of employee benefit programs. Serves as wellness coordinator ensuring programs are well executed and effectively communicated to employees. Acts as primary back-up to HR Assistant and provides support to Training Manager.

Purpose and Mission
• Responsible for the administration of the FMLA, extended illness, short term disability and long term disability benefits processes.
• Responsible for the coordination of long term disability benefit administration.
• Manage and administer  all workers compensation claims
• Monitor employees receiving worker’s compensation benefits. 
• Assist Benefits Administrator with daily administration associated with group benefit programs (group health,   dental, vision, life insurance, health savings and flexible spending accounts).
• Assist employees and retirees with benefits transactions to include enrollments, major life events changes and termination of coverage and COBRA processing. Process invoices for all benefits plans, ensuring accuracy of billing information and timeliness of payments.
• Enters benefits data into the HR database. Establish and maintain benefits administration files and conduct regular audits of files as necessary.
• Manage the NRECA benefits vendor billing process for both employees and retirees to include reconciling of the monthly eligibility list with total billing for the health and welfare plans (medical, dental, vision, life, flexible spending, HSA, Legal Resources and gym memberships).
• Acts a Wellness Coordinator organizing annual on-site clinics flu shot and biometric screenings, seminars and other events. 
• Conduct New Hire Orientation and assist new hires in completing enrollment paperwork.  Providing information on HR policies, programs, and benefits. 
• Administration of the Tuition Assistance Program. Processes employee requests and maintains records of all tuition assistance applications.
• Back-up for HR Assistant and Benefit Administrator.
• Produce standard reports with assistance from HRIS Analyst as needed.


• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or similar field. PHR certification preferred.
• 3-5 years of human resources experience with at least 2-3 years of experience in leave administration, worker’s compensation and benefit administration support
• Understanding of HR program and policies along with a commitment to HR principles of confidentiality required. Knowledge of ERISA, FMLA, ADAA, COBRA and other IRS/DOL regulations and laws related to the administration and management of employee benefit programs.
• Ability to use Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) in the day-to-day essential duties of the job as demonstrated by prior work experience. Ability to utilize HRIS software (Oracle R12 and ADP Workforce NOW preferred) in the day-to-day essential duties.
• Ability to define issues, establish facts and draw valid conclusions and apply to work environment.
• Ability to foster collaborative skills and consensus building while operating in a fast-moving environment.
• Ability to manage competing deadlines and multiple projects at various stages of development using effective organization skills as demonstrated by prior work experience. Ability to perform and work on multiple tasks while being flexible and able to cope with changing conditions/policies/procedures in a fast-paced and sometimes intense working environment, while staying productive and maintaining a high level of accuracy.
• Ability to listen and interpret the customer’s needs to de-escalate difficult customer interactions, while at the same time researching the issue and applying a variety of business and technical knowledge to meet the customer’s satisfaction.
• Ability to make presentations to a variety of audiences (employees, retirees, and managers).

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