Benefits Administrator

The Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc. Rocky Bottom, SC 2019-01-07

Benefits Administrator

Human Resources

Liberty, SC

Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co. is a world leader in the manufacture of fire sprinklers and related system valves as well as a major distributor of a full line of fire sprinkler system components and fabricated piping solutions to the fire sprinkler industry since 1920. Today, Reliable is in its fourth generation of Fee Family leadership and has many employees who have served more than 25 years, enhancing its family atmosphere and its ability to offer significant stable, long-term career opportunities.

Are you interested in being part of team who plays a crucial role of the fire protection industry's goal of saving lives and reducing property damage? We have an opportunity for you!


The Benefits Administrator administers various components of the group benefits plan in a cost effective and customer driven manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain professional relationships with group benefit providers, survey providers, peers, and other sources of information to remain knowledgeable on best practices and market trends
  • Maintain benefit communications and training programs to ensure the workforce has an effective understanding and appreciation of the value of the benefits plan
  • Ensure the Company complies with all federal and state statutes relative to the group benefits plans
  • Administer the Group Medical, Dental, Life/AD&D, Short, Intermediate and Long Term Disability, EMRP, Executive LTD, Employee Assistance Plan, COBRA, Credit Unions, 401K, Sick Pay Policy, and Flexible Spending Account Plans
  • Participate in orientation, group and individual enrollment meetings and other appropriate forums to communicate, educate, enroll, and resolve employee benefit problems
  • Process all enrollments, benefit changes, terminations, and ensuring the accuracy of the HRIS and vendor databases
  • Audit all medical and dental invoices
  • Coordinate the timely payment of all benefit invoices with Accounts Payable
  • Act as the liaison between the Company and the Federal Credit Unions (SC Telco and US Alliance)
  • Review and revise the Summary Plan Description for the benefits plan as needed
  • Maintain inventory of all benefit booklets and forms
  • Prepare mass mailings for any benefit changes
  • Prepare 5500's for the Group Insurance Plan and coordinate the preparation of the Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans
  • Audit and submit medical stop loss reimbursement requests
  • Ensure the Defined Contribution Plan is in compliance with all regulations and provides any testing information requested for the Defined Benefit Plan
  • Responsible for maintaining Benefit Management functionality within the HCM
  • Work closely with IT regarding Web Services within the HCM to create and update forms, reports, workflows, processes, etc.
  • Coordinate annual 401(k) audits with company auditors and provides information as requested
  • Delegate and direct the Benefits Assistant with administrative tasks involving benefit enrollment, auditing, invoicing, and other clerical tasks
  • Enroll eligible employees and maintain beneficiary forms for company's Travel Insurance
  • Prepare monthly self-billing for Life, AD&D, and LTD coverages
  • Act as Notary Public for the Human Resources Department
  • Act as First Responder for the Company
  • Responsible for maintaining the DBL spreadsheet for review with the HR Manager and VP of Human Resources
  • Responsible for Reliable Benefit Cost spreadsheet
  • Administer the EAP Program for the Company
  • Promote a safe workplace by performing all tasks in a safe and thoughtful manner in compliance with all rules, procedures, instructions, devices, equipment and use of appropriate personal protective equipment. Maintain vigilance for any hazardous conditions or practices in the workplace and immediately report any unsafe condition or practice to your supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as directed

Skills and Competencies

  • Outstanding attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and decision making skills
  • Able to establish and maintain professional working relationships
  • Demonstrates willingness to undertake duties as assigned
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Prioritize and complete a variety of tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet, professional manner
  • Knowledge of Group Medical, Dental, Life/AD& D, Short, Intermediate and Long Term Disability, EMRP, Executive LTD, Employee Assistance Plan, COBRA, 401K, Sick Pay Policies, and Flexible Spending Plans
  • Working knowledge of Human Resources, benefits, and administrative processes
  • Demonstrates an understanding of federal, state, and local laws pertaining to group benefit plans
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and HCM


  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology, or Related Field
  • 5 + years' experience in Benefits
  • Bilingual is preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reliable Automatic Sprinkler., Inc. recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.