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HR Benefits Specialist - Life, Disability, and FMLA Administration
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Human Resources
Specialty Benefits Specialist
Location Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
HR Benefits Specialist, Life, Disability, and FMLA Administration
Job Type: Non-Exempt
Pay: Hourly

Benefits Available and vary per position and location.

Are you a real go-getter looking for an amazing opportunity with a nationwide full-service-utility contractor offering competitive wages and incredible benefits? Keep reading because this job might be for you!
Since 1928, Asplundh has been dedicated to safe, efficient, and innovative line clearance services for the utility industry. Reliable, uninterrupted power is an important service provided by the world's electrical utilities and Asplundh has the expertise to help keep the power flowing. Over the years, diversification has opened vegetation management services to other specialized markets such as municipalities, railroads, pipelines, helicopter vegetation services, and departments of transportation.
A family-owned and operated corporation headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Asplundh has grown to employ over 33,000 service professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
We are seeking a HR Benefits Specialist to join our Life, Disability and FMLA Administration team to assist with the centralized processing of FMLA, disability leave of absence, life insurance administration for over 34,000 US based employees. The role is based at our corporate headquarters in Willow Grove, PA and reports to the Assistant Manager, Health and Leave Administration.

Process FMLA and disability leave of absences
Administer state disability and paid family leave programs for multiple states
Responsible for required mailings to employees regarding FMLA, disability leave of absences etc.
Process life insurance claims, monitor Evidence of Insurability requests and respond to conversion inquiries for separated employees
Responsible for providing reports and payments to various disability insurance vendors
Maintain accurate and complete records of employee FMLA, disability leave of absences and life insurance claims. Record keeping includes utilizing scanning software, tracking logs and HRIS platform
Interaction with field and corporate office employees on a regular basis
Provide diligent responses to various requests via phone, fax, and email
Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience:

2-3 years related experience preferred
Proficient in reading and comprehending legal documents related to FMLA, disability and life insurance
Able to understand basic medical data related to FMLA and disability leave of absences
Experience with PeopleSoft a plus but willing to train
Skilled with using Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Must have strong organization, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
Able to work independently and meet multiple deadlines

Additional Requirements:
We are seeking an individual who has the capability to work independently at times yet be able to coordinate and prioritize work tasks with team members on a regular basis. This individual should have the ability to utilize all available resources both internal and external to continue to monitor regulation changes and take an active role in ensuring compliance requirements related to FMLA and leave administration are met.


Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.

Travel Requirements
Able to travel with minimum notice via air, or via driving a personal vehicle in response to requests for benefit presentations and assistance at hiring meetings, acquisitions, etc.
Physical Requirements:

Rarely: walking, kneeling, squatting, crawling, seeing distant, climbing on/off truck, climbing, lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., depth perception, color vision, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, balancing, lifting up to 10 lbs., lifting up to 50 lbs.
Occasionally: standing, stooping, body twisting, gripping, reaching, range of motion, climbing stairs.
Frequently: sitting, sense of touch, manual dexterity, speaking clearly, reading, hearing-speech range.
Constantly: seeing.

Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate and handle conflict professionally.

Able to identify job site hazards.
Exhibits and carries out cognitive problem-solving skills.
Able to read, comprehend, and visualize job build and all prints.
Works near/around energized, hazardous parts and equipment.
Exposed to traffic.
Works around excessive noise from machines (bore drill, backhoe, trencher, mini excavator, bucket trucks, digger derricks, concrete saw, jackhammers).
May be exposed to hot and cold environments, poisonous plants or reptiles, and stinging insects.

About Us:
As a full-service utility contractor, Asplundh performs tree pruning and removals, right-of-way clearing and maintenance, vegetation management with herbicides, and emergency storm work and logistical support. Asplundh is the parent company of UtiliCon Solutions whose subsidiaries provide overhead and underground line construction, planning and design, meter reading and AMR/AMI installation, electrical testing, and street lighting/traffic signal services. Asplundh also operates Rotor Blade Airborne Utilities Management, overhead electric distribution, and transmission lines using MD 500 helicopters.
Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-[Register to View] , ext. 1339.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.