Benefits Specialist

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Date: May 8, 2024

Location: New York, US

Company: Springer Nature Group


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Job Title: Benefits Specialist

Location: New York – Hybrid Working Model


The HR Advisor, Specialist Benefits US will be responsible for the day to day administration of all US benefits and retirement programs including leaves of absence for a 700+ US population. The Benefits Specialist will be proficient and knowledgeable in all aspects of benefits administration and compliance, with the ability to shift priorities and multitask. This position will be customer focused internally and externally, which requires a high level of collaboration, follow through, detail orientation, and strong oral and written communication skills.


This is a hybrid position based in our New York office and requires you in the office at least 2 days per week.


  • Overall day to day administration of health, welfare, FSA, and retirement benefits.
  • Set up and administration of wellness events, open enrollment, etc.
  • Assist employees with benefit elections, filing claims for the leave of absence programs, including but not limited to disability, worker's compensation, paid family leave, and FMLA.
  • Responding to benefit inquiries from active and former employees in a timely manner. Review and process accommodation requests and recertification.
  • Maintaining all benefit related transactions in the HCM system and performing audits to ensure data integrity. Review of weekly carrier file feeds to ensure enrollment and eligibility data were properly transferred.
  • Act as a liaison to payroll for benefits-related payroll activity. Responsible for the maintenance of all benefits files.
  • Reconcile and process monthly benefit invoices for payment. Handling special projects as assigned.
  • Any other duties that can reasonably be expected of you.

Experience, skills, and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of Benefits Administration experience
  • Working knowledge of health and welfare plans, FMLA, ADA, COBRA, qualified retirement plans, ERISA, and Section 125 plans
  • Strong computer skills, working knowledge of HCM systems, and Microsoft office suite, proficiency in Excel is a must
  • Strong oral and written communication is required


Springer Nature US provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes the benefit offerings listed below: 

•    Medical, Dental and Vision 
•    401(k) with company match and contribution
•    Hybrid office working policy, Summer Hours, and paid time off
•    Flexible Spending and Commuter programs
•    Multiple Life insurance options
•    Disability coverage
•    Tuition Assistance
•    Voluntary benefits: Identity Theft Protection, Pet Insurance, and Legal Assistance Insurance
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Family friendly benefits and a variety of employee discounts
•    An array of Employee Social Networks  


US Annualized Base Salary Range: $70,000 - $85,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education, skill level and equity. The US salary range does not align with the salary ranges in other countries when converted to the currency of that country.


Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following "Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal" poster


Internal applicants: We encourage that you speak to your manager once the interview process has started. At the point of offer acceptance, it is required that you inform your manager.  If for any reason you’re unable to do so, please contact HR who can provide guidance as required.


At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here.


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