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Liberty Military Housing – Own your passion for service!


At Liberty Military Housing, we’re here to serve those who serve our country by providing military families with comfortable, well-maintained homes in inviting communities across the United States. We take great pride in our highly trained team of professionals. With a blend of property management and military backgrounds, our employee-owners bring a proactive, solution-oriented mindset, along with unparalleled levels of empathy and understanding for our residents and one another. 


Liberty Military Housing is dedicated to helping our employees develop personally and professionally and provides an unprecedented 150+ hours of professional development annually to each employee-owner. Camaraderie and collaboration form the foundation of our culture. We put people first, honoring one another’s diverse experiences, ideas, and contributions to our shared success. We strive to bring out the best in each other so we can do outstanding work and positively impact the lives of military families.


We’re always looking for dedicated team members in a variety of roles to help create meaningful results that help us meet our company goals. We offer an excellent benefits package, training, development, and opportunities for advancement, so if you’re ready to grow your career, take a look at our current job openings and become an employee-owner at Liberty Military Housing.


A Day in the Life of a Benefits Administrator:


As a Liberty Military Housing Benefits Administrator, you will be responsible for directing and planning the day-to-day operations of group benefits programs (group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, workers compensation, life insurance, leave of absence, flexible spending plan, retirement plans, etc.) for approximately 1400 employees nation-wide. Your position provides excellent customer service and designs quality benefits plans. You will continue to investigate new benefits programs, improve existing programs, and monitors benefits administration. This position will be located in our corporate office in Huntington Beach, CA.


Your Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Manage ongoing new hire enrollments and determine employee eligibility.

Responsible for the 401(k) plan including; plan administrator, day-to-day tasks, bi-weekly funding, audit and compliance testing.

Design, recommend and implement new benefits programs. Examine possible plan designs and benefits cost changes.

Negotiate with vendors and administrators for best plans, options and rates.

Serve as primary contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators.

Provide customer service support to internal and external customers. Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of the companys benefits package.

Create communication for monthly 360 newsletter.

Design and distribute materials for benefits orientation, open enrollment and summary plan descriptions. Provide training and support to Regional Benefit Coordinators and other regional and national staff members.

Manage annual open enrollment in conjunction with benefits broker

Document and maintain administrative procedures for assigned benefits processes.

Conduct company-wide health & welfare presentations with vendors.

Ensure compliance with applicable government regulations. Ensure timeliness and accuracy of required reporting and fees.

Coordinate daily benefits processing. Handle enrollments, COBRA, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, disability, accident and death claims, rollovers, QDROs, QMCSOs, distributions, and compliance testing.

Manage ACA compliance and approve end of year 1095-C’s for distribution to all team members.

Oversee maintenance of employee benefits files, maintain group benefits database and update employee payroll records.

Gather employee data and oversee the processing of monthly billings and the preparation of vouchers for payment of administrative fees for all group plans.

Allocate group health and dental claims monthly and review quarterly.

Analyze current benefits, evaluating the use, services, coverage, effectiveness, cost, plan experience and competitive trends in benefits programs, and identify the companys stance.

Perform plan audits and compliance testing. Prepare, collect and organize data for actuarial assessments. Review data in conjunction with actuarial evaluation task forces.

Coordinate all QLE (Qualifying Live Events) and supporting documentation including overage dependents in compliance with plan provisions.

Run and distribute weekly reports for the Regional Benefits Coordinators.

Uses various means to collect data and report data to other departments within the company.

Creates and maintains information systems and databases.

Leave Management:

Coordinate leaves of absence and process claims or requests (FMLA/CFRA, ADA, worker’s compensation etc.).

Approve requests for FMLA and prepare written responses; maintain the FMLA file in accordance with Federal and State laws.

Obtain medical certifications and re-certifications in a timely manner.

Track FMLA time used on a rolling calendar year and coordinate the use of leave time with the payroll process.

Ensure proper handling of benefit plans during leaves of absence and employee premium repayments while creating and maintaining proper reimbursement procedures.

Interface with the Payroll & Finance on repayments of premiums and track accordingly.

Work with regional management staff to determine return to work and engage in the interactive process, if necessary.

Design and distribute materials for benefits orientation, open enrollment and summary plan descriptions.

Provide training and support to Regional Benefit Coordinators and other regional and national staff members.


What You Need for Success:


Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use Microsoft products, including Excel and PowerPoint; experience with HRIS and benefits databases.

Project and team management/leadership skills and experience.

Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment with associates.

Effective planning and priority setting. Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.

Experience with multi-state compliance and benefits programs.

Strong analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of plan designs.

Ability to understand, evaluate and make judgment on proposals (RFPs).

Knowledge of benefits contract language.

Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both adopted and pending, affecting employee benefits programs, including the ACA, ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, Section 125, workers compensation, Medicare, and Social Security and DOL requirements.

Excellent communication and organization skills.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors degree in human resource management or related field, and three to five years of related benefits or employee benefits administration experience.

Experience managing leave of absences.

Physical Requirements:

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.


What We Provide You:


Liberty offers a wide range of insurance options and benefit programs. Our benefits take into consideration everything from career development to family matters, health and wellness, and we are committed to doing everything we can to offer you quality benefits and healthcare coverage. In addition, we offer competitive compensation and generous paid time off.

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  • Re-21715
  • Permanent
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