Be responsible for budget, contract and vendor oversight for multiple insurance carriers and service providers including the maintenance of spend plans
Negotiate annual vendor renewals and lead in periodic vendor procurements
Analyze claims utilization, ASO fees, & plan performance including the review and processing of vendor payments, review and analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual
vendor reporting and performance guarantees to influence continuous improvement efforts and initiatives
Conduct employee/retiree communication & education and maintenance and update of all applicable Summary Plan Descriptions
strategic planning and annual evaluation of benefits design including benchmarking
Complete annual open enrollment
Escalate problem resolution with in depth knowledge of assigned plans and tracking of routine business rhythms
Complete internal / external audits
Conduct data reporting & analysis
Conduct special projects / other duties as assigned
Ensure compliance with all rules, regulations and policies
Maintain vendor administrative
manuals and internal operating procedures
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline plus 5 years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
insurance carrier experience
Knowledge of federal and state laws governing benefits, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Internal Revenue Code, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and relevant DOE orders and
Knowledge of benefit policies, practices, and procedures.
Knowledge of labor bargaining agreements.
Knowledge of and experience with data and financial analysis.
SHRM or CEBS
Experience and demonstrated skill in conducting basic research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions to problems affecting benefits administration.
Effective communication skills, including the
ability to prepare and present clear and concise oral and written reports and presentations.
Ability to effectively manage contracts with service providers and vendors.
Analytical skills and ability to handle confidential information
Demonstrated ability to influence outcomes with no direct authority.
Employer benefits experience or employee benefit consulting experience or brokerage experience
Contract administration experience
Open Enrollment experience
The Health Plans Department, strategically develops / designs, implements, and administers Sandia's health plans such as active and retiree medical,
dental, vision, prescriptions drug, HRA, FSA, annual open enrollment events, and other related benefits and programs. The department also supports the Corporate Employee Benefits Committee (EBC), the Employee Benefits Claims Review Committee (EBCRC) and
provides support during collective bargaining periods.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on
cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:
Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
Some of the best
tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation
assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work / life balance*
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov
*These benefits vary by job
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review
that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance.
employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use,
falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of
Equal opportunity employer / Disability / Vet / GLBT