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Leave and Benefits Coordinator

Leave and Benefits Coordinator

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US-FL-Sarasota (Corporate Office)
Regular Full-Time
Human Resources

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We currently have an opening for a Leave and Benefits Coordinator at our corporate office located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34240.  This position will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating leave of absences and disability plans. Our ideal candidate will have 2 - 4 years' of experience in benefits or related benefits administration with working knowledge of related laws, regulations and rules. This is a full-time position that offers a competitive pay, plus benefits! 
As one of the country's largest dental support organizations, we have more than 280 affiliated dental practices throughout thirteen states. Formed in 1991, Dental Care Alliance is a ground-breaking dental support organization created by dentists, and focused on improving the well-being of both patients and dentists.


- Respond to employee’s request for medical and administrative leave
- Send applicable paperwork and required forms (FMLA, State Disability and Paid Family Leave, Supplemental STD, LTD) to employees
- Respond to inquiries regarding FMLA/Administrative Leave/Disability
- Update and maintain leave tracking system.
- Communicate with employees on leave re: status of claims, expected return to work dates, providing updated medical documentation, etc.
- Provide status updates to employee’s direct manager
- Provide weekly leave reports
- Serve as a back-up in assisting in the coordination of various aspects of employee benefit programs including; group Medical, Vision, Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Supplemental Insurances (Aflac) and 401k retirement plans.
- Assist in coordinating the process of employee enrollments including orientation into the benefit programs on a month-to-month, annual, and qualifying event basis. This includes cancellations and coordination of payroll deductions.
- Update and maintain employee benefit files for purposes of tracking benefit deductions, additions and deletions, including the coordination with Payroll.
- Assist employees with filing of Medical, Dental, Life, Flexible Spending, Vision, and all other benefit-related claims.
- Assist in obtaining statistics and information in renewal process for Medical, Life, Disability, Vision, Flex Accounts and Retirement plans.
- Other duties as assigned by the HR Director and Payroll & Benefits Manager


Required Skills:
- Two (2) to four (4) years in benefits or related benefits administration with working knowledge of related laws, regulations and rules preferred
- Ability to effectively communicate, both oral & written.
- Ability to multi-task and drive multiple projects.
- Ability to analyze information and convert related activities into a comprehensive work plan.
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
- Demonstrated ability to deal with confidential information.
- Demonstrated problem solving, time management and priority setting skills.
- Working knowledge using Word, Excel, payroll software and other applicable database program
- High School Diploma or equivalent required. 
- Associates Degree or higher in business administration preferred.
Additional benefits for full-time employees:
- Medical
- Dental services
- Life insurance
- Vision
- Paid time off
- 6 paid holidays off
- 401k to name a few