Benefits Specialist

Salary: Min: $27.11 Max: $40.67. Pay is based upon relevant education and experience.
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted November 4, 2022
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Reporting to the Director, Total Rewards, this position focuses on the retention of talented teams by promoting and administering Vail Health’s benefit programs.

-Coordinates and supports implementation and administration of compensation and benefit programs.
-Explains benefit plans, costs, and procedures to employees in group and individual discussions.
-Manages enrollments, terminations and qualifying event processes.
-Administers benefit billing and administration as directed.
-Assists in the creation of materials for benefits and compensation initiatives.
-Responsible to monitor, control, report on and support data integrity for all areas of rewards.
-Compiles data for annual audits, filings and other initiatives.
-Communicates timely and effectively to all levels of employees when issues arise; handles group communication effectively, hearing all sides of issues and demonstrating a calm, reassuring approach to addressing concerns.
-Completes benefits survey participation and keeps benchmarking data up to date with the newest information.
-Researches areas of interest for the organization’s total rewards benefits and incentives.
-Role models the principles of a Just Culture and Organizational Values.
-Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant
This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.



2 years of human resources experience in a fast paced environment preferred.  Emphasis in benefits or compensation administration preferred.
Solid technical and analytical skills, solid problem solving and ability to work as a team member as well as independently.
Knowledge of personnel and labor laws.




PHR or SHRM CP preferred.

Computer / Typing:

Experience with Excel strongly preferred.
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.


Bachelor degree preferred.

Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Housing
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement
  • Wellness

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