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Title:  Benefits Administrator

Req ID:  14669
Category:  Human Resources
City:  Mentor
State:  OH
Postal Code:  44060

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Benefits Administrator is responsible for performing and coordinating customer service and day-to-day plan administration associated with STERIS’s domestic group benefit plans including health, life, disability, tuition reimbursement and COBRA. Ensures data integrity and develops and runs reports to perform follow up. Performs bill payment activities and provides ad hoc administrative support for the entire benefits team. Identifies, develops and implements process improvements, including development of database applications and reporting. 


  • Performs group benefit plan administration tasks including group benefit plan enrollments, HRIS updates, payroll refund/charge calculations and tuition reimbursement processing.
  • Maintains primary responsibility for benefits help desk for active employees; researches and responds to employee inquiries and forwards or returns messages as needed.
  • • Ensures timely and accurate coordination with HRIS to start and stop benefit coverage for medical, dental and vision plans for active employees.
  • Develops and maintains data bases to manage data flow, follow up and reconcile vendor reports and invoices ; reconciles databases.
  • Processes invoices and ensures accuracy via reconcilement to enrollment and coverage level reports.
  • Ensures removal from coverage of age 26 children and processes ad hoc court orders ensuring timely and accurate HRIS update.
  • Performs COBRA administration including benefit processing for severance arrangements.
  • Distributes applications for optional life insurance benefits and ensures accurate update of HRIS for approved amounts.
  • Provides general administrative support for Benefits staff including but not limited to meeting set ups and equipment procurement.
  • Serves as group benefits liaison to HR team.
  • Maintains group benefits website (intranet and internet).
  • Performs enrollment audits and prepares reports and summaries as requested.
  • Develops and maintains complex system of company files, records and reports.
  • Assist with annual open enrollment process including coordination of vendor materials to ensure timely shipping and necessary counts, meeting organization, telecommunication and website updates.
  • Assists in development of employee communications and presentations, ans set up of Corporate wide 401(k) financial education meetings and presentations.
  • Conducts benefits orientation presentations, as needed.
  • Assists with wellness program initiatives.

Education Degree

  • Associate's Degree

Required Experience

  • Associates degree and 3-5 years experience in business administration, or equivalent gained through a combination of education and work experience.
  • Existing expertise or ability to develop a general understanding of regulatory framework governing benefits and HR including but not limited to HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, ERISA, and benefits-related DOL and IRS regulations.
  • Prior customer service and/or administrative experience required
  • Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills, especially Word and Excel required
  • Access database skills
  • Denonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with both internal and external vendors and customers.
  • Detail oriented
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment with variety of employee levels, and manage priorities to meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to follow directions, set priorities, organize, implement and administer effectively in all areas of accountability
  • Demonstrated use of sound judgment and commitment to confidentiality at all times
  • Demonstrated exceptional customer service, telephone skills with a commitment to detail 


STERIS is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Req ID:  14669
Category:  Human Resources
City:  Mentor
State:  OH
Postal Code:  44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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