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Benefits Analyst

Posted January 14, 2022

Bethesda, MD
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The Benefits Analyst is responsible for coordinating daily benefit processes and activities to ensure that plans, policies, and procedures are administered correctly. The position is responsible for working with associates, vendors, and field Human Resources Staff and performing all other responsibilities as directed by the business or as assigned by management. This is a management position and typically reports to the Senior Director, Benefits.

Essential Functions

  • Develops working relationships with benefit vendors.
  • Works with human resources representatives, associates, and vendors to ensure that issues and questions are handled quickly and efficiently per regulatory and contractual obligations
  • Administers deduction and arrears processes in payroll systems
  • Handles special processing for refunds, retros, and reinstatements
  • Performs eligibility and enrollment verifications
  • Interacts with Information Technology group regarding systems projects, interfaces, HRMS issues, and testing
  • Prepares and initiates weekly funding for benefit plans
  • Assists in preparing and reviewing benefit communication and compliance materials
  • Responds to cases, appeals, and other inquiries
  • Assists with events at Operations Support Center such as benefits orientation, annual benefits fair, and wellness activities

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment

  • Requires a four-year college degree or equivalent background and experience
  • Requires minimum of 2-3 years working experience, preferably in human resources/benefits-related and/or customer-service field
  • Requires strong analytical and problem-solving skills; self-motivated and possesses ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Requires exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Requires strong computer skills, proficient in Excel, Word, and Outlook; ability to analyze data effectively and efficiently
  • Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and policy documents, as well as converse comfortably with a population which has diverse learning styles, languages, and socio-economic backgrounds

All job offers will be conditioned on candidates being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical and religious reasons will be considered.

With a career at HMSHost, you really benefit! We offer:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, flex or sick)
  • Holiday pay
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Training and exciting career growth opportunities
  • Referral program – refer a friend and earn up to $500
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About this Employer


6905 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817

(240) 694-4100

Corporate Office

HMSHost Leading the Industry

HMSHost is recognized by the industry as the leader in travel dining with awards such as Restaurateur with the Highest Regard for Customer Service and Best Brand Restaurateur for Shake Shack by Airport Experience News. USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards gave first place honors to both of HMSHost’s Whisky River locations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. ACI-NA, the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, recognized HMSHost with the 2020 Inclusion Champion Award, for leadership and achievement in the ongoing inclusion of business and workforce diversity, outreach, and advocacy. The company also creates original award-winning events and campaigns including Airport Restaurant Month, Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest, 1,000 Acts of Kindness, and Eat Well. Travel Further.

About HMSHost

Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates locations all over North America, and is part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. Visit for more information.