Benefits Manager

Job Summary:
Responsible for the overall effective operation, delivery and administration of the organization’s benefits programs in accordance with strategic objectives. Develops, recommends, and installs approved, new, or modified plans and employee benefit policies, and supervises administration of existing plans. Develops cost control procedures to assure maximum coverage at the least possible cost to company and employee.

Oversee and manage corporate benefit programs such as defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans; deferred compensation programs; medical plans; term life insurance plans; temporary disability programs; accidental death policies and voluntary benefits.
Install approved new plans and changes by preparing announcement material, booklets, and other media for communicating new plans to employees. Conduct employee meetings and arranges for enrollment of employees in optional plans.
Partner with various internal customers including: Payroll, HR, Finance and Legal to ensure excellent service delivery. Identify and execute opportunities for improved benefits experience. Handle benefit inquiries and address participant escalations to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution.
Manage third party vendors, actuaries and consultants to ensure compliant, quality and efficiency of delivery of our benefit programs. Partner with the third party administrator on service delivery and new project efforts. Review plan vendors’ performance, lead quarterly service delivery meetings and provide program performance reporting to TEGNA Senior leadership.
Effectively develop analytics to evaluate the effectiveness of benefit programs, identify trends, and support development of strategy and best administrative practices.
Work with outside consultants to benchmark and determine appropriate plan design changes or enhancements. Evaluate and compare existing company benefits with those of other employers by analyzing other plans, surveys, and other sources of information. Plan, develop, and/or participate in area and industry surveys.
Ensure compliance with federal/state regulations and plan documents and assures company compliance with provisions of Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Supervise preparation of reports and applications required by law to be filed with federal and state agencies, such as Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, insurance commissioners, and other regulatory agencies. Review and analyze changes to state and federal laws pertaining to benefits, and reports necessary or suggested changes to management

Job Requirements

Any appropriate combination of education and benefit experience including experience in administering defined benefit, defined contribution and deferred compensation plans.
2+ years of supervising vendors.
CEBS/CBP preferred.

About TEGNA:
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media includes 46 television stations and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA Digital is comprised of Cars.com, the leading online destination for automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, and other powerful brands such as G/O Digital and Cofactor. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

Company: TEGNA

Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016

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