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Sr. Benefits Specialist

Department: Benefits
Location: Omaha, NE

General Position Summary

Administers benefit plan options for associates and sales force effectively. Serves as a point of contact to plan participants to ensure understanding of benefit plan options and any service issues with vendors. 

WoodmenLife is looking for an Sr. Benefits Specialist to join our team!

We are currently searching for a Sr. Benefits Specialist to resolve routine and complex inquiries and requests made by associates in a timely manner by thoroughly researching, investigating and resolving the issues(s). WoodmenLife is one of the best places to work in Omaha and has been in business for 130 years. As a member of the WoodmenLife family, you’re joining others who share your commitment to family, community and country. Through WoodmenLife, you’ll have opportunities to connect with others, give back locally, and honor those who make an impact. As a not-for-profit life insurance company, we’ve been helping to protect the financial future of families, making a difference in hometowns across America since 1890. We are passionate about our members, servicing others, being open minded, providing an environment of inclusion and collaborative spirit. We also provide world class benefits to our associates. Is this the type of company you could work for?

We are looking for someone to:  

  • Coordinate disability benefit payments through vendor and payroll to ensure participants are paid correctly and timely; Track ongoing activity and facilitates return to work efforts with management team. 
  • Administer benefit plans by processing payments to beneficiaries as needed.  Report monthly activity to Actuary for funding.
  • Audit and ensure information is correct for enrollment and billing purposes. Research and correct discrepancies in necessary systems and with carriers.
  • Compile data from vendors to accurately allocate benefit expenses. Process payments to all benefit vendors in a timely manner. 
  • Ensure missed premium payments are communicated and collected from associates.
  • Assist in gathering necessary data for retirement distributions and annual audits.
  • Conduct group communications to educate beneficiaries on how the plans works, including benefits, cost sharing, and levels of coverage.
  • Meet expectations for attendance and punctuality in accordance with the expectations established by your supervisor and WoodmenLife policy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.
  • Ability to work overtime as assigned by management.

We need someone who has:  

  • High school diploma or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years of customer service education/work experience.
  • Excellent customer service skills, demonstrating a passion for helping customers, friendliness, patience, effective listening and ability to build effective relationships.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to analyze, interpret, and clearly communicate information to others.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using Windows Office (excel, word, PowerPoint.) 
  • Proficiency in Excel to include use of formulas, proper formatting, PivotTables and VLookup functions.
  • Is flexible, adapts to changes, deals with ambiguity, and changes plans/focus to meet demands of the situation. 
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to learn new systems and procedures.
  • Ability to speak clearly and distinctively.
  • Ability to work with a high level of concentration and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a team to achieve goals and provide excellent service.
  • Ability to multitask, organize and prioritize work in order to effectively meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, sensitivity and professionalism.
  • The ability to provide seamless, trustworthy, attentive and resourceful (S.T.A.R.) customer service.
  • Engages well with others and are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in health, disability and retirement plan administration.
  • Previous Lawson (HRIS) experience.


If WoodmenLife is the type of company you are looking for and this position is one that you could see yourself doing long-term, please apply on-line to see if it's the right fit for you. 



WoodmenLife offers a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive benefits package. As part of WoodmenLife’s employment process, candidates will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check (where required for position), Fingerprint check (where required for position), drug screen and reference checks. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successfully passing the above.

WoodmenLife is committed to excellence in diversity by creating an inclusive work environment that values and respects all individuals. We welcome and embrace associates, regardless of background and beliefs. WoodmenLife respects every associate’s unique perspective and contribution. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that values differences, and creates opportunities for growth, leadership and service. This commitment includes providing equal opportunity in recruitment, employment and promotion, training and community outreach. WoodmenLife is also dedicated to strengthening the communities in which its employees live. #LI-LB1


 Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society (WoodmenLife) is an equal opportunity employer. 

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