The Benefits Specialist independently uses UC Group Insurance Plan Regulations, University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP) Plan Regulations, Summary Plan Descriptions and federal and state legislation to provide consultation and resolve, often complex, health welfare and retirement plan problems; provides guidance to Human Resources (HR) Generalists, UCPath Center representatives, and departmental representatives in support of this function. Functions with a high degree of autonomy and may serve as a benefits expert on campus level work groups and task forces.
Under minimal supervision, this position serves as an experienced benefits specialist for the UCSF Campus Benefits Office. Activities include: providing consultation to employees and their dependents, human resources professionals, UCPath representatives, payroll administrators, managers, and supervisors, on UC Health & Welfare Plans and UCRP. Analyzing Group Insurance Regulations and interacting with insurance carriers and key liaisons to resolve complex and escalated problems related to employee eligibility and enrollment. Coordinating with HR, Payroll, the UCPath Center, and the UC Office of the President (UCOP) to analyze and resolve complex and escalated issues related to UCRP retirement coding and service credit accrual; providing retirement counseling services, UCRP disability counseling and administration; providing and consulting on buyback estimates; serves on a team to provide education such as new employee benefits consultations, and ad hoc presentations on Health, Welfare and UCRP benefits programs; creates and provides training to human resources professionals. The position will also provide similar support to the Health Benefits Office.
Note: this will be 4-6 months contract. We will be hiring 2 positions.
Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.
For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.