Benefits and Insurance Manager - Human Resources

Macomb Community College   Warren, MI   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on July 25, 2022
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Bargaining Unit NBU

Assignment Location      Center Campus

Job Function     

Manage and monitor the daily benefit and insurance processes. Implement collective bargaining unit agreements related to benefits and insurance. Interpret provisions of provider contracts, applicable laws and regulations, and collective bargaining agreements. Document and initiate improvements in procedures for benefits and insurance transactions to improve service to employees.

Job Responsibilities      

Manage all operations related to benefits, including open enrollment, informational meetings, and calculation of premium rates.

Supervise and train staff responsible for benefits.

Provide onboarding of benefits to employees

Implementation of college wide wellness plan

Monitor Disability, FMLA and related leaves.

Responsible for the Tuition Reimbursement Program and Bargaining Unit Reimbursement programs.

Provide advice and counsel to employees regarding benefits.

Perform cost analysis for union contract negotiations, for benefits and wage review

Maintain spreadsheets/run BI reports for costing of employee benefits and insurances.

Provides day-to-day benefits support and administration, assists with benefit plan design and vendor management.

Analyzes benefits and compensation data and compiles reports, documentation and other materials needed for collective bargaining negotiations

Read and interpret relevant contracts, laws, regulations, and bargaining agreements.

Establish and improve communication with employees regarding benefits and insurance programs; updating the staff portal and transparency site

Review and audit processes necessary for implementation of bargaining unit contracts.

Assure that necessary and appropriate documentation is available to support all transactions.

Analyze and problem solve technical issues, work with College computer staff and outside vendors to maintain working systems.

Work in conjunction with Payroll to process bi-weekly payroll and required reports and related payments.

Oversee the processing workers’ compensation claims and reporting

Attend unemployment hearings and review and approve unemployment request

Compile requested reports and information for collective bargaining and other special committees (i.e., health coalition).

Attend meetings as appropriate, including participation in related professional organizations

Participate in cross-functional teams and undertake special projects of moderate complexity

Perform other duties as assigned.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Director of Human Resources


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.

Preliminary Qualifications          

Three years or more professional experience in Human resources with Benefits and Insurance experience.

Preferred Qualifications              

SHRM-CP or other Human Resources Certification preferred;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Ability to comprehend and apply contractual and regulatory language. Knowledge of computer-based record keeping, including software applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, database, powerpoint). Familiarity with systems analysis appropriate to the job. Computational skill. Analytical ability. Computer literacy. Strong understanding of health and benefit regulations and processes.


Work Hours       40 hour work week, some nights and weekend to accomodate special projects.

Position Level   5

Salary    $74,000 - $88,000 (2022 salary range)


Posting Code     AS421P

Open Date          06/16/2022

Close Date          08/03/2022


EEO Statement

As an equal opportunity employer and learning institution, Macomb Community College recruits, hires and promotes for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. All employment decisions are based on the qualifications of each individual. No person shall be denied equal treatment as a result of a College practice or policy. The College is committed to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.