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Leaves Benefit Specialist

Job ID 146743 Date posted 07/04/2018

Lahey Health - a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience has an excellent opportunity for a Benefits Leave Specialist who will administer all aspects of the leave of absence program, including eligibility, tracking and reporting. In this role, you will:

Administer FMLA, STD, LTD, Workers Compensation, ADA and all other leaves
Serve as the day to day leave of absence contact for Lahey colleagues, including physicians and senior management
Ensure that leave and disability policies procedures, benefit summaries and forms are kept up to date and in compliance with legal and regulatory changes
Create and maintain leave of absence and disability records and files to ensure accurate and timely information and documentation
Develop collaborative working relationships across functional areas and advise all levels of management regarding effective leave administration
Lead a collaborative process with line management, HR colleagues and Employee Health to ensure that return to work and end of employment processes are appropriately managed
Develop strong working relationships with vendors to ensure accurate, efficient and timely claims administration and excellent customer service.
Contribute to the development of benefits communications and training initiatives and updates to benefits self-service HRIS module and internal websites
Leverage technology to simplify and streamline internal processes
Advise on leave of absence processes within HRIS
Provide support on projects for new or modified leave or disability programs

In addition to a bachelors degree and a strong understanding of ERISA, FMLA, ADA and other applicable federal and state regulations, ideal candidates must have excellent problem solving skills in determining, projecting and administering benefits. Knowledge of a full portfolio of benefits programs, particularly leave of absence and disability programs is vital to success in this role, as are excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with colleagues at all organizational levels. Five years of Benefits responsibility for a full spectrum of leave and disability benefit programs including experience administering FMLA, workers compensation, short term disability, long term disability and ADA and regulatory updates.

Lahey Health includes Lahey Hospital & Medical Center - a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine - Lahey Clinic physician group with practices in Burlington, Peabody and other locations throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire; Beverly Hospital, Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, MA, Lahey Health Senior Care and Lahey Health Behavioral Services, as well as more than 30 primary care physician practices and multiple outpatient and satellite specialty care facilities.



About Lahey Health

The Lahey Model of Care - right care, right time, right place - is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

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